MSU’s Bean shoots opening-round 69

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Sophomore Matthew Bean fired an opening-round 69 and is in second place after day one of the Winona State Invitational on Monday at the Stallion Mountain Golf Club.

Bean shot his low round of the year by carding a three-under 69 over the par-72, 7,152-yard layout at Stallion Mountain. His 69 bests his previous low of 72, which he shot during the opening round of the Minot Junior Golf Association Collegiate Invitational on Friday.

Michael Tait of Rocky Mountain shot a seven-under par 65 and is the clubhouse leader after day one of the tournament.

Led by Bean, Minot State is tied for third place in the team standings with a score of 300. Rocky Mountain leads the team title chase with a 286, while Winona State is in second place with a score of 295. Minot State, Missouri Western State and Montana State-Billings are all tied for third.

Matthew Kreutz also broke par for the Beavers over the first 18 holes as he shot an opening-round 71 and is tied for fourth place overall.

Carson Harcourt and Cody Reynolds rounded out the Minot State scoring group. Harcourt shot an opening-round 79, while Reynolds fired an 81.

Leighton Bearchell, Seam Semmens and Garrett Kristjanson each competed individually for Minot State. Bearchell and Semmens each shot a 78 and Kristjanson fired an 86.

The tournament will conclude with 18 holes on Tuesday.

– Minot State athletics