Bearchell tied for seventh at Sask. men's golf provs.

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Leighton Bearchell remains in the hunt at the provincial men's golf championship.

Leighton Bearchell. File photo

The local golfer shot a two-over par 73 and sits at even par after two rounds at the 103rd Saskatchewan Amateur Men's Golf Championship in Prince Albert.

Bearchell's round saw him drop from a tie for fourth to a tie for seventh.

The Elk Ridge golfer was one-under on the back nine after picking up a pair of birdies. He is six shots back of the lead.

There was plenty of movement on the leaderboard as a second round 79 sent first round leader Michael Herperger down to a tie for 15th.

Justin Wood shot a two-under 69 to move into first place. The Unity golfer sits at six-under with a four shot lead over Clayton Mullis, Levi McDermott and Martin Ring who are all tied for second.

Moose Jaw's Trevor Benson shot a 78 after his opening round 79 and sits tied for 61st. The Lynbrook golfer got off to a rough start and was six-over after four holes, but was nearly at even-par the rest of his round.

He will have his work cut out for him to make the cut after Wednesday's third round which is the top-36 golfers plus ties.

Mike Flegel from the Hillcrest put together a strong second round 74 to move up nearly 20 places on the leaderboard. A couple of double-bogeys hurt a strong round that saw Flegel drain four birdies.

Nick Lepine from the Lynbrook had a pair of birdies and carded a 10-over 81 to sit at +24 after two rounds a tie for 82nd.

The four-day event is being held at the Cooke Municipal Golf Course in Prince Albert.

Organizations: Cooke Municipal Golf Course

Geographic location: Prince Albert, Sask., Elk Ridge Moose Jaw

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