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Northwest Amateur tourney continues

Sat 8-3-2019

SPENCER – Jackson native Brett Benson, now of Odebolt, Iowa was tied for 13th place as play started Saturday at the Northwest Amateur Tournament at Spencer Golf and Country Club.

Benson shot 72 Friday after a first-round 68 Thursday for a 36-hole total of four-under 140.

Connor Anderson (Welcome) is at 154 through two rounds and Dawson Weber (Welcome) is at 155.

Dennis Bull (Norwalk, Iowa) leads with a two-round total of 134.

Trent Peterson (Eagan), Logan Schweinefus (Ossian, Iowa) and Justin Kolb (Sioux Falls) are one shot behind at 135.

Joe Clark (Denison) won the long drive contest Friday with a distance of 327 yards.

Rich Kriener (Okoboji) won the 50+ division with a drive of 274 yards and Dennis Spooner (Spencer) was the 60+ winner at 272 yards.

The tournament continues through Sunday.