HELENA, Mont. – Lewis-Clark State College golfers Connor McCracken and Cortney Shrout picked up where they left off from a year ago to lead the Warrior golf teams to second-place standings after the first round of the Carroll Invitational on Monday.
McCracken, the Frontier Conference’s Male Golfer of the Year last season, shot a 1-under-par 70 on the Green Meadow Country Club course to tie for top individual honors in the first round with Rocky Mountain’s Marcus Sergerstrom.
Shrout, who won the conference’s Female Golfer of the Year honor last year, also tied for top honors with a first-round of 77. Erica Schlomer of Rocky Mountain also shot a 77.
The Warrior teams both stand second in the opening conference match of the season. The Warrior men trail Rocky Mountain by five shots with a 302 total, while RMC is at 297. Non-Frontier Conference member Montana State-Billings leads the tournament at 292.
On the women’s side, Rocky had a 320, while LCSC is at 328. The Warriors took extra players for the tournament whose scores don’t count for the team. Tony Azzara had a 71 and Brad Tracy shot a 76 for the Warrior men, which would have been LC’s No. 2 and 3 scorers, while Sue James had a 79, the second-best score among the Warrior women.
Another 18 holes were scheduled for Monday
Team scores – Montana State-Billings 292, Rocky Mountain 297, Lewis-Clark State 302, Carroll 304, Montana Tech 318, Mile City 319, Westminster 321, Montana Western 324, Great Falls 343, \
LCSC – Connor McCracken 70, Ben House 77, Kyler Nilsson 77, Scott Mooney 78, Chris Jarrett 79.
Other LCSC scores – Tony Azzara 71, Brad Tracy 76.
Medalist – McCracken and Marcus Sergerstrom.
Team scores – Rocky Mountain 320, Lewis-Clark State 328, Carroll 344, MSU-Northern 371, Montana Western 408, Miles City 413, Montana Tech 414, Great Falls 430, Westminster 430,
LCSC – Cortney Shrout 77, Alana Norris 82, Heather Bruce 83, Kelsey Haycock 86, Jordan Knapp 88.
Other LCSC scores – Sue James 79, Brittney Wheeler 94, Shanna Herman 94.
Medalist – tie, Shrout and Erica Scholmer, RMC, 77.