Ben Greve of Minneapolis Golf Club remained the leader in the 100th Minnesota State Open after shooting a 5-under-par 67 in the second round on Saturday at StoneRidge Golf Club in Stillwater. His 133 total gives him a three-shot lead over Casey Vangsness of Minnewaska G.C. He had his second consecutive 68.
Greve, a former Gophers golfer, is the defending champion. There has not been a repeat champion since John Harris in 1994-95.
"To do that would be awesome," Greve said. "Any time someone hasn't done something like that in a long time makes it fun. Having my name mentioned with the likes of John Harris in Minnesota golf would be an honor."
In his second round, Greve opened with birdies on the par-4 first hole and par-5 second. "I've been putting really well from 5-6 feet, which is important around here," he said.
Martins place high
Brothers Alex and Jeremy Martin placed in the top five in both 250 Class motos at the Spring Creek Nationals on their home course in Millville, Minn. Alex was second and Jeremy fourth in the first moto. Alex dropped to fourth and Jeremy to fifth in the second.
The winners of the two motos were Joseph Savatgy of Tallahassee, Fla., and Zach Osborne of Abindgon, Va.
Marvin Musquin of France won both Class 450 motos; Henry Miller of Rochester, Minn., was ninth in the first and 14th in the second.
• Minnesota soccer teams won 20 of 38 championships on Saturday in the Schwan's USA Cup at the National Sports Center in Blaine. Minneapolis United led state clubs with three titles. Competing this year were 1,168 teams from 17 states — four other states also won titles —and 15 countries.
• Brady Shoemaker hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning to lead the host St. Paul Saints to a 5-3 victory over the Salina Stockade. It was his 15th homer this season.