Warrior golf teams hold second place after day one
of the Montana Tech Invitational
HOT SPRINGS, Mont. -- Both the Lewis-Clark State College
men's and women's golf teams stand in second place after
the opening 36 holes of the Montana Tech Invitational,
which is being played at the Fairmont Hot Springs Golf
The first 36 holes were
played on Sunday, with the final 18 holes on Monday. The
tournament is the season-opening event in the Frontier
The Warrior men have a
team total of 588, just six shots behind Rocky Mountain
College, and one shot ahead of Westminster, which stands
third at 589. On the women's side, Rocky has the lead
with at 629, while LCSC overcame a slow start to post
the best team score of the second round to stand at 655.
Each team in the
conference plays host to a 54-hole event and the total
team score from each tournament is added to determine
the conference champion. Last year, the Warrior men won
the conference title, while the women finished second to
Nik Arrenbrecht led the
Warrior men on Sunday with rounds of 74 and 70 for a 144
total. That leaves him five shots behind the individual
leader. Chris Kneen, a freshman, had a 147, while Joey
Lovell had a 149. Lovell was 2-under on his second 18
with three holes to play, but finished with a pair of
double bogeys along with a bogey.
"We played well but
these greens are very difficult to putt and we had some
problems putting," Thompson said.
The Warrior women shaved
19 shots off the first round with a 318 total on the
second 18, beating Rocky Mountain by a stroke.
Freshman Alana Norris
led the Warriors with rounds of 83 and 75 for a 158
Team scores - 1, Rocky
Mountain 290-292-582. 2, Lewis-Clark State 293-295-588.
3, Westminster 292-297-589. 4, Montana Tech 302-302-604,
5, Miles City 312-299-611, 6, Montana-Western
405-326-631. 7, Carroll 320-312-632, 8,Great Falls
LCSC individuals -- Nik
Chris Kneen 72-77-147, Joey
Lovell 75-74-149, Patrick Casabonne 72-78-150, James
Other LCSC individuals
-- Jeff Ray 78-73-151, Scott Mooney 80-75-155, Chris
Team scoring -- 11,
Rocky Mountain 310-319-629. 2, Lewis-Clark State
337-318-655. 3, Carroll 365-344-709. 4, Montana
State-Northern 427-415-842, 5, Westminster
487-487-974.6, Great Falls 453-570--1023.
LCSC individuals --
Alana Norris 83-75-158, Samara Kleuver 86-77-163,
Cortney Shrout 85-81-166, Juanita Villa 84-85-169, Nikki
Other LCSC scores -- Sue
James 83-88-171, Jordan Knapp 89-88--177.