BUTTE — The Montana Tech men’s golf team heads into the final day of the Frontier Conference championship on Wednesday, sitting two strokes behind Rocky Mountain College for the overall team lead. Leading the way on the men’s side is Oredigger golfer Sean Benson.
Benson holds a 7-stroke lead after Day 2, shooting an impressive 3-under-par 141 after the first 36 holes. If Benson continues his impressive performance, he would be selected to compete in the NAIA national championships in his final year of collegiate athletic eligibility.
When asked what he would want to be most remembered for when his time golfing at Montana Tech is completed, though, his answer didn’t involve any personal accolades.
“My leadership abilities. I feel like when I came to this team as a freshman I definitely stepped up and started to steer the team in the right direction, said Benson. “I was always trying to be on top of these guys and make sure they were practicing, making sure they were staying on top of everything they need to do. So that’s definitely something I’d like to be remembered by, but also at the same time, I also want to be remembered as one of the fun guys that everyone enjoyed playing with and no one really had a problem with.”
Benson and the rest of the Frontier Conference golfers conclude the 2019 championships on Wednesday at the Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, Ariz. Rocky Mountain College leads Montana Tech by two strokes in the team standings, while the Rocky women hold a 28-stroke lead over Lewis-Clark State. Rocky’s Eryn Ellis is atop the leaderboard by a single stroke.