Benson has lead at Northwest Amateur
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