GOLF: Porch increases Montana Open lead

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MISSOULA — Ryan Porch of Kalispell added two more shots to his lead during second-round action of the Montana Open golf tournament at Larchmont Golf Course.

Porch, who opened with a 65 for a two-shot advantage on Friday, carded a 68 Saturday for a 4-shot edge with his 133 score heading into today’s final round.

Brian Beach of Missoula, who also shot a 68 on Saturday, and Russell Grove of Coeur d’Alene are tied for second with 137 totals.

Jimmy Mee of Libby shot a 67 the second day for a 141 score. He is sitting in seventh place.

Kyle Long of Columbia Falls, 70-74—144, is tied for ninth.

Montana Open

At Larchmont Golf Course



Standings through two rounds

(top 50 plus ties)

Porch Ryan, Kalispell, 65-68-133; Beach Brian, Missoula, 69-68-137; Grove Russell, Coeur d’Alene, 72-65-137; Foster Scott, Anthem, Ariz., 69-69-138; Little Blake, Chula Vista, Calif., 69-70-139; Sproull Connor, Missoula, 67-72-139; Mee Jimmy, Libby, 74-67-141; Dompier Chris, Marana, Ariz., 68-74-142; Hanna Tony, Rathdrum, Id., 69-75-144; Long Kyle, Columbia Falls, 70-74-144; Dunn Bill, Missoula, 71-74-145; Bunn Matt, Hayden Lake, Id., 75-70-145; Hobbs Blayne, Peoria, Ariz., 71-74-145; Littrell Don, Murrieta, Calif., 77-68-145; Ratliff Taylor, Fairfield, 72-74-146; Hamblin Mike, Twin Falls, Id., 72-74-146; Whitney Buster, Caldwell, Id., 72-74-146; Taylor Harrison, Kalispell, 71-76-147; Cloninger Dirk, Missoula, 76-72-148; Delong Mike, Dalton Gardens, Id., 74-74-148; Larson Jon, Snohomish, Wash., 77-71-148; Lehtola Jason, Lolo, 74-74-148; Malby Ryan, Kalispell, 79-70-149; Morris Greg, Whitefish, 76-73-149; Nowlen Nate, Gering, Neb., 73-77-150; Milton Cameron, Polson, 73-77-150; Heinen Eddie, Coeur d’Alene, 73-78-151; Kimmel Jason, Coeur d’Alene, 79-72-151; Mattson Mike, Missoula, 77-75-152; Nord Mark, Missoula, 76-76-152; Koerner Aaron, Missoula, 78-74-152; Walsh Brent, Coeur d’Alene, 76-76-152; Poore Kyle, Missoula, 79-74-153; Roper Jess, Kalispell, 73-80-153; Spurgeon Rick, Missoula, 74-80-154; Wilson Jake, Corvallis, 80-75-155; Galiher Justin, Missoula, 75-81-156; Stephens Scott, Dalton Gardens, Id., 76-81-157; Pearl Joel, Hayden, Id., 85-72-157; Nowlen Chris, Missoula, 77-80-157; Starkey Curtis, Douglas, Wy., 80-77-157; Barron Padraig, Missoula, 80-78-158; Geist Joel, Renton, Wash., 78-80-158; McManus Justin, Missoula, 76-82-158; Galiher Chris, Philipsburg, 83-75-158; Gunderson John, San Diego, Calif., 78-81-159; Keller Chad, Missoula, 78-81-159; Kelley John, Polson, 80-79-159; Federico Corky, Kimberly, Id., 81-78-159; Bukenberger Randy, Post Falls, Id., 78-81-159; Wright Richard, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 82-77-159.

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