HELENA, Mont. - The Lewis-Clark State College men's and women's golf teams both enjoyed solid rounds during the opening 36 holes of the second Frontier Conference tournament of the season on Monday at the Green Meadows Country Club.
The Warrior men shot the best round of the day with an opening 18-hole team score of 291 and followed it up with a 300 for a 591 total and an eight-shot lead over Montana Tech heading into Tuesday's final 18 holes. Carroll College is serving as host for the 54-hole event.
LCSC's Scott Mooney, a junior from Boise, fired rounds of 69 and 76 for a 145 total to stand second overall. close behind are Chris Kneen and Connor McCracken, who both carded 147s.
On the women's side, LCSC trailed by 14 shots after the opening 18 holes, but fired a 322 for the best team round of the day during the second 18 for a 659 total to tie Rocky Mountain for the lead. Rocky shot a 323 and then a 326 on the windy day.
Freshman Madeline Jarrett of Portland led LCSC with a 159 total, which has her one shot out of the lead. Cortney Shrout had a 166, followed by Juanita Villa with a 167.
This is the second of three conference tournaments in the fall with three more in the spring. The team scores from the six tournaments are combined to determine the conference champion. Combining Monday's scores with the first tournament from last week, the LCSC men lead Montana Tech by six shots, while the LCSC women trail Rocky Mountain by five strokes.