HASTINGS — Hudson Carpenter shot a 1-over par 72 to stand seven shots off the pace in 14th place following Tuesday’s second round of the Minnesota Golf Association Amateur Championship at Hastings Country Club.
Carpenter, a Stillwater graduate who shot a 75 under tougher scoring conditions on Monday, was among a group of six area players to make the cut for Wednesday’s third and final round. Carpenter recently completed his sophomore season at South Dakota State University.
University of Minnesota golfer Frederick Van Rooyen fired a 3-under 68 in the second round for a two-day total of 140 to carry a one-shot lead over Jesse Bull (68-73—141) of Golden Valley Golf Club into the final round. Matt Schneider of Pokegama Golf Club, Beau Hanson of Detroit Country Club, David Christensen of Elk River Country Club and Dan Moline of Ridgeview Country Club are tied for third at 143.
With help from a second-round 73 for a two-round total of 152, Erik Christopherson of Stillwater move up to 38th place going into the final round while Larry Barnacle of Sawmill Golf Club, the three-time MGA Senior Player of the Year, also shot a 73 for a score of 153, which ranks 47th.
Another Stillwater grad Kyle Scanlon is among a group of three area players tied for 51st at 154. Scanlon shot 78-76 to join fellow Dellwood Hills Golf Club member Steve Chesley (77-77) and Jordan Hawkinson (80-74) of StoneRidge in making the cut on the number.
State Amateur results
Top 10, area finishers (par 71)
1. Frederick Van Rooyen (Les Bolstad GC) 72-68—140; 2. Jesse Bull (Golden Valley GC) 68-73—141; 3, tie, Matt Schneider (Pokegama GC) 72-71—143, Beau Hanson (Detroit CC) 74-69—143, David Christensen (Elk River CC) 71-72—143 and Dan Moline (Ridgeview CC) 73-70—143; 7, tie, Colton Buege (Fox Hollow GC) 75-70—145, Jesse Larson (LeSueur CC) 76-69—145, Sammy Schmitz (Valleywood GC) 73-72—145 and Alex Robb (Chaska TC) 76-69—145; 14. Hudson Carpenter (Stillwater CC) 75-72—147; 38. Erik Christopherson (Teemaster) 79-73—152; 47. Larry Barnacle (Sawmill GC) 80-73—153; 51, tie, Kyle Scanlon (Dellwood Hills GC) 78-76—154, Steve Chesley (Dellwood Hills GC) 77-77—154 and Jordan Hawkinson (StoneRidge GC) 80-74—154. Missed cut: 92. Scott Nagel (StoneRidge GC) 81-78—159; Brandon Howe (Sawmill GC) 84-77—161.