LEWISTON, Idaho — While Montana Tech’s golfers of record struggled in the second round of the Warrior Invitational, Oredigger Sean Ramsbacher moved up the leaderboard Monday afternoon and evening.
Ramsbacher, a freshman from Missoula, is playing as an individual in the tournament so his scores don’t count in team standings. That has to sting the Orediggers because Ramsbacher followed a first-round 73 with a 1-under-par 71 during the second round at the Lewiston Golf and Country Club to move into fifth place at 144.
He is four shots behind Rocky Mountain College’s Michael Tait and Shaun Harpin for the lead.
Tait improved six shots for a 67 on Round 2, while Harpin followed a 69 with a 71.
Tech junior Sean Benson slipped six shots for a 76. He sits in an eight-place tie at 146 after his first-round 70.
Host Lewis-Clark State followed a 288 with a 277 for a 565 to lead the team race. Rocky is 20 shots back in second place.
Carroll College improved 15 shots for a 294 to move into third place at 603, while the Orediggers slipped 14 shots and take a 620 into Tuesday’s final 18 holes.
Providence-Great Falls brings up the rear a 635.
Trey Hoagland matched 78s and is tied for 23red at 156 for the Orediggers. Ryan Keenan (78-80) is tied for 26th at 158.
Also for the Orediggers, Houston Green followed a 77 with an 83, while Daniel Friez shot 85 after a first-round 84.