HELENA -- No. 13 Rocky Mountain College’s men’s golf team opened up the Frontier Conference golf championship with a team score of 298 to lead after the first day down in Tempe, Arizona, at the ASU Karsten Golf Course.
No. 21 Lewis-Clark State College finished just a stroke off with 299.
Carroll College’s Greg Jones led the tournament with a 2-under par, 70 on Monday.
LCSC’s Tucker Keyes finished a stroke behind, a 1-under 71.
Rocky’s Michael Tait and Colton Murphy were third and fourth after day one, with a 72 and 73 respectively.
Carroll finished the first day with a team score of 307 to sit in third. Montana Tech shot 318 as a team, followed by Providence at 320 and Montana State-Northern at 402.
Round two tees off Tuesday morning.
Rocky’s women also grabbed a team lead after the first round, shooting a collective 329 to hold a nine-stroke lead. The No .8-ranked Battlin’ Bears are the only Top-25 team in the Frontier Conference.
Lewis-Clark State is in second with a score of 338.
Montana Tech, the next closest competitor, is nearly 30 strokes back at 367.
Rocky’s Hayden Flohr and LCSC’s Kayle Monroe are tied atop the individual leaderboard. Both ladies shot 5-over-par, 77.
Rocky’s Anna DeMars and Lewis-Clark’s Blake Greenup are tied for third with 10-over-par, 82s.
Carroll College sat at a team score of 369 after the first round. Providence and Montana State-Northern rounded out the six-team championship, scoring 400 and 419 respectively.