MISSOULA -- Rocky Mountain College's Daniel Thompsett finished as the men's medalist at the Frontier Conference golf tournament Tuesday at Larchmont Golf Course and qualified for the NAIA national championships.
Thompsett, a sophomore from Aboyne, Scotland, shot a closing round of 1-under 71 to finish the 54-hole event at 1-under 215. He triumphed by six strokes over Taylor Ratliff and Connor Hausauer of Carroll College.
The men's national tournament will be held May 14-17 at Creekside Golf Club in Salem, Ore.
Regular-season champion Lewis-Clark State of Lewiston, Idaho, swept the men's and women's titles at the Frontier tournament and secured the automatic berths to nationals.
Rocky's women finished second -- 24 strokes in back of the No. 16-ranked Warriors -- and will now hope for an at-large berth to nationals. The Battlin' Bears are ranked 24th nationally.
The NAIA women's tournament will be held May 21-24 at Wilderness Ridge Golf Course in Lincoln, Neb.
Rocky's men placed fourth at the conference tournament. L-C State beat Carroll by two strokes, 895-897, for the title.
Carroll's Jackie Mee earned medalist honors for the women at 232 (74-80-78). She finished seven shots ahead of Rocky's Katy Peterson and McKenzie Webinger.
Besides Thompsett's performance, Rocky's Cody Scheierman shot a 4-under 68 for the best men's score during the final round.
Rocky's Peterson shot a 1-over 73, which was the best women's round on the final day.