Campbell leads Marshall Open

MARSHALL- Thomas Campbell, a Hopkins native, has a one shot lead through the first two rounds of the Marshall Open, part of the Dakotas Tour.

Campbell turned in a 66 on the day, one shot better than his opening round 67. He has a total score of 133.

Tim Kunick and Jeffrey Eggen are right on his tail, each of them shooting 134 through two rounds of play.

Campbell had a strong front nine on Tuesday, earning birdies on his first three holes and he went on to birdie five of the opening nine holes.

He had a chance to gain an even bigger lead, but stumbled on the back nine, bogeying three of the nine holes, while getting two birdies.

Kunick stayed pretty even on the scorecard throughout the second round, seeing just one bogey and earning five birdies to keep him in the hunt.

Eggen had a strong back nine to counter a front nine that saw three bogeys.

Eggen tallied three birdies on the back nine.

Defending champion Tim Ailes sits at a five-under 137, which puts him in a tie for fourth place with Kyle Souza of Vista, Calif.

The average scores have stayed pretty consistent through the first two rounds with just over a 72 on the first day and just over a 73 on day two.

Campbell, Rodney Hamblin of St. Paul and Micah Jacobsen of Palm City, Fla. have all eagled in the tournament while Eggen leads the tournament field in birdies with 12.

Jeff Burton of Scottsdale, Ariz. and Campbell are second with 10 each.

17 golfers remain after the cuts were made and of those 17 golfers, three- Campbell, Hamblin and Cam White from Plymouth- are Minnesota natives.

The winner of this tournament will take home $7,200 and 500 points for his total.

The second place finisher will receive $5,000 and bank 330 points.

Third place will earn $2,700 and take home 210 points.

The Schwan Pro-Am team, one of four teams representing Schwan’s took home the top prize in that event, shooting a 121.