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Joseph Potkonjak tied for third, Saints men 2nd at Carroll Invite after Day 1

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Posted at 10:40 PM, Sep 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-24 13:59:23-04

(Editor's note: Carroll college media release)

HELENA -- Carroll College senior Joseph Potkonjak finished in a tie for third and the Fighting Saints men's team tied for second after 36 holes at the Carroll College Invite played at Green Meadow Country Club on Monday.

"I thought our guys did a really fine job today, highlighted by Joe Potjonjak and Josh Neth," Saints coach Bennett MacIntyre said. "Put ourselves in position to be in contention as a team to finish strong and get some Top 10 finishes."

Potkonjak fired a 72 and a 71 for two-round total of 173 during a blustery day at GMCC.

"Joe made a lot of birdies today and finds himself in a position near the top of the leaderboard heading into the final 18 holes," MacIntyre said.

Carroll's Josh Neth cracked the Top 10 with a two-round total of 153.

Rounding out the Saints men's team scores were Samuel Berry (tied 15th, 156), Connor Mora (21st, 159) and Palmer Moylan (36th, 187).

The Saints as a team fired a 611 to tie Lewis-Clark State for second place after the first day.

Rocky Mountain College led the tournament with a 585 team score.

On the women's side, the Saints sat in fourth after their first round, shooting a 358 as a unit.

"Our women left a lot out there today and are eager to get back out there and show what they can do," MacIntyre said. "Cailin and Weslee are gunning for Top 10 finishes tomorrow."

Calin Spencer led the Saints with an 86 on the day, which put her in 13th overall.

Weslee Nehl sat in 15th with an 88, while Caroline Hobson also cracked the Top 20 with a 91.

Katie Fagg with a 93 and Syndee Nowlen's 101 rounded out the Saints' scoring.

Lewis-Clark State led the women's tournament with a 309.