TEMPE, Arizona—Rocky Mountain College's men lead the team standings after the first round of the Frontier Conference golf championship at par 71, Arizona State's Karsten Course. Carroll College's Ben Gardner is the individual leader, shooting a 72. Three players, including Michael Tait of Rocky Mountain College, are one stroke back. Tait leads all RMC men with a first round score of 73. Colton Murphy is close behind with a 74 and Hunter Anderson is currently tied for 9th with a 77.
Rocky Mountain College leads Lewis-Clark State by one stroke 304 to 305. Second round action begins Tuesday morning at 7:30 a.m.
RMC's Eryn Ellis is second and four shots behind leader Gina Kowalchuk from Great Falls in the opening round of the women's golf championship. Ellis shot a first round score of 79. Teammate Hayden Flohr shot an 84, good enough to be tied for 6th. Rocky's Emily Aga shot a 90. Rocky Mountain College, 347, is in second place among the women's team standings, trailing only Lewis-Clark State which has 334.
The winner and individual medalists of the Frontier Championship will earn an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championship at the PGA National Course in Palm Beach Springs, Florida for the men or at TPC Deere Run in Silvas, Illinois for the women.