Missoula real estate agent and golfer Chris Conley encountered more hazards off the course than he did on it during Sunday's second round of the Don Barnett Memorial golf tournament, said Missoula City police.
After completing a second-round 70 for a 36-hole score of 139 to share the lead Sunday afternoon at the Missoula Country Club, police arrested Conley shortly afterward - around 1:45 p.m. - for allegedly entering residences designated as "Open Houses" that were on the market to be sold in Missoula's South Hills area, and allegedly stealing prescription drugs, said Missoula police officer Chris Odlin.
Conley was arrested on charges of possession of dangerous drugs and misdemeanor theft, Odlin said. Because the homes already were open to the public Sunday, Conley was not charged with burglary, Odlin said.
Conley was released from jail around 7 p.m. Sunday after posting $6,000 bond. He likely will appear before a Missoula Justice of the Peace this week, Odlin said.
Conley, a former golf pro at Bigfork's Eagle Bend golf course, is a newcomer to the Missoula amateur golf scene. He has been a Missoula real estate agent for over a year.
He shot a 12-over-par 83 Monday to finish the 54-hole event at 222, 11 strokes behind the winner.