Benson has lead at Northwest Amateur

Sat 8-1-2020

SPENCER – Jackson native Brett Benson, now from Bird Island, shot 68 Friday in the second round of the Northwest Amateur Golf Tournament at Spencer Golf and Country Club.

Benson had carded a first-round 66 Thursday for a two-round total of 134, 10 under par, for a one-shot lead .

Ryan Christy (Brookings) and Neil Malenke (Orange City) each shot -9 63 in their first round Friday. They, and the rest of the field, will play their second round Saturday.

Tee times Saturday run from 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

The field will be cut for Sunday's play after all golfers have finished their qualifying rounds.

Other local scores at the Northwest Amateur:

  • Tyson Henrickson (Estherville) E
  • Jack Brinkman (Jackson) +4
  • Jason Karsten (Estherville) +4
  • Trey Jacobson (Estherville) +5
  • Jerrod Hansen (Lakefield) +9
  • Connor Anderson (Welcome) +9
  • Scott Flatebo (Lakefield) +10
  • Austin Olson (Jackson) +18