Tech’s Benson, Ogolin sit 11th, 12th after Day 2

TEMPE, Ariz. — Montana Tech freshmen golfers Sean Benson and Hailey Ogolin are just out of the top 10 after two rounds of the three-day Frontier Conference Tournament at the Karsten Golf Course.

Benson hit a 78 for the second straight day on the par-71 course. He sits in a tie for 11th place at 156, one shot out of the top 10.

Rocky Mountain College’s Colton Murphy improved six shots for a 70 to take over the lead at 146. Taylor Kuntz of the University of Great Falls and Casey Brown of Lewis-Clark State are tied for second at 148.

Rocky shot a 291 to take over the team lead at 600. First-day leader LC State is second at 605, followed by Great Falls at 614, Carroll College at 650, Tech at 651 and MSU-Northern at 754.

The Orediggers improved 23 shots for a 314 on the second day. Butte High grad Dave Starcevich improved 16 shots from Monday’s rough start for a 78. Sean Ryan improved six shots for a 79, while Butte Central grad Cole Noctor improved nine shots for a 79.

Lee Paulson followed Monday’s 86 with an 88.

Ogolin, a Butte High grad, followed Monday’s 88 with an 89 and remains in tie for 12th place at 177. She is four shots out of the top 10.

Rocky’s Kyla Clancy continues to lead the way at 154 after Tuesday’s 79. She hit 75 on Monday and holds a two-shot lead over teammate Eryn Eills.

The Battlin’ Bears led the team standings at 658. LC State is second at 665, followed by Carroll at 685, Tech at 749, Great Falls at 799 and Northern at 809.

As a team, the Orediggers improved five shots for a 372 in Day 2. Megan Steach improved eight shots for an 87, while Taryn Campbell came in one shot better at 92.

Butte High grad Ashten McCloskey hit a 104, while Kelly Harbach shot 111.

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