Warrior women trail Griffins by three strokes after day one
LEWISTON, Idaho – The No. 20-ranked Lewis-Clark State College women’s golf team is keeping pace with league leading and No. 17-ranked Westminster College after day one of the Frontier Conference tournament held at the Lewiston Country Club on Monday. The No. 18-ranked Warrior men had a rough go of it during the opening 36 holes and currently stand in third place.
The event, which will conclude with a final round on Tuesday, is the third and final conference tournament of the regular season. The tournament is sponsored by Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union, a major sponsor of Warrior athletics.
The LCSC women shot a 36-hole total of 630 on Monday to closely trail Westminster’s score of 627. The Griffins entered the tournament holding a 38-stroke lead in the regular season conference standings, so a comeback win for the Warriors on Tuesday is very unlikely to knock the Griffins out of position to claim the regular-season crown. However, a win on Tuesday would give the Warriors both bragging rights and a better chance of move up in the NAIA rankings.
Heather Bruce (photo), a sophomore from Enterprise, Ore., is pacing the Warrior women so far as she shot rounds of 79-73 for a score of 152. She is second in the individual standings, one shot behind Westminster’s Jenteal Jackson who had rounds of 75-76.
Warriors Idah Whisenant and Kelsey Haycock also played well on Monday. Whisenant is tied for third with a 155, and Haycock is in fifth at 158.
On the men’s side, the Warriors finished the day at 605, while Westminster is in first at 595, and Rocky Mountain is second at 599. LCSC entered the tournament 12 strokes behind Rocky Mountain in the season standings, so it will take a very strong round by the Warriors and a very poor round by Rocky Mountain to alter the way the final standings look.
The Warrior men were led by junior Dillon Williams who shot rounds of 76-73 to finish at 149 which was good enough for fifth overall. Westminster’s Dane Jenson led the way with a 140 thanks to two rounds of 70.
LCSC is playing without its usual No. 2 Kyler Gable who is injured.
Team scores – Westminster 312-315-627, Lewis-Clark State 313-317-630, Rocky Mountain 338-323-661, Carroll 359-360-719, MSU-Northern 380-391-771, Montana Tech 401-388-789, Great Falls incomplete.
Westminster – Jenteal Jackson 75-76-151, Brandi Bork 75-80-155, Candace Dechant 78-82-160, Mikayla Williamson 87-77-164, Lauren Okutsu 84-88-172. Other individual – Mari Hutsi 77-83-160.
Lewis-Clark State – Heather Bruce 79-73-152, Idah Whisenant 76-79-155, Kelsey Haycock 77-81-158, Brooke Dagner 81-84-165, Shanna Herman 92-93-185. Other individuals – Angela Vitek 102-95-197, Paige Blackburn 111-96-207.
Rocky Mountain – Katy Peterson 83-78-161, Rachel Hosterman 84-79-163, Brittani Jones 85-82-167, Chere Anderson 86-84-170, Allie Sauvageau 86-89-175. Other individual – Samantha Northrop 92-87-179.
Carroll – Kiley McConnell 86-82-168, Teryn Green 91-93-184, Meghan Innes 93-93-186, Cassy Slayton 95-92-187, Amanda Roberts 89-99-188. Other individuals – Sarah Cunningham 99-93-192, Chelsie Moquist 102-97-199, Kara Osterback 104-105-209.
MSU-Northern – Stacey Sheppard 91-91-182, Haley McLain 94-99-193, Ali Ward 99-98-197, Katie Ross 96-103-199, Tabitha Beck DNP. Other individuals – Taylor Faulkinberry 100-114-214.
Montana Tech – Alex Hareland 94-101-195, Danielle McCully 100-95-195, Shelby Fortune 102-94-196, Brooke DeBolt 106-98-204, N. Ferrenes 105-101, 206.
Great Falls – Chelsea Kenner 80-82-162, Andrea Bushly 113-113-226, Kelsey Jirrels DNP.
Team scores – Westminster 305-290-595, Rocky Mountain 294-305-599, Lewis-Clark State 308-297-605, Carroll 313-305-618, Great Falls 348-341-689, Montana Tech 351-340-691, MSU-Northern 348-343-691.
Westminster – Dane Jensen 70-70-140, Matt Bushman 76-72-148, Robert McKee 80-72-152, Tanner Kopan 79-76-155, Collin Wilkinson 80-82-162. Other individual – Brian Panter 79-73-152.
Rocky Mountain – Casey Faught 72-75-147, Connor Rakowski 73-75-148, Daniel Thompsett 74-76-150, Tom Meyer 75-80-155. Other individuals – Michael Schalt 77-75-152, Fredrik Savestrand 78-77-155, Cooper Simpson 80-80-160.
Lewis-Clark State – Dillon Williams 76-73-149, Drew Reinland 77-76-153, Tyler Johnson 78-75-153, Jordan Beveridge 82-73-155, James Rooney 77-84-161.
Carroll – Jim Mee 73-74-147, Ben McIsaac 76-76-152, Taylor Ratliff 81-77-158, Ben Ternes 84-78-162, Nick Shull 83-83-166. Other individuals – Conner Hausauer 78-80-158, Erik Gilbert 83-78-161, Nicholas Jankiewicz 82-81-163.
Great Falls – Hunter Schneider 84-83-167, Kevin Sullivan 87-84-171, Indiana Kimura 84-89-173, Jeff LePard 93-85-178, Hayden Payan 98-91-189.
Montana Tech – Zach Maassen 80-80-160, CJ Kissell 88-86-174, Rick McCloskey 92-88-180, Lee Paulson 99-86-185, Dustin Kaste 91-98-189. Other individual – Alec Shull 95-95-190.
MSU-Northern – Jeremy Jensen 82-70-152, Matt Hedstrom 84-91-175, Spencer Ratliff 87-89-176, M. Whitmore 95-95-190, Tony Clark 99-94-193. Other individual – Paul Tokarski 99-95-194.