Lady Pirates Take State

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Polson girls Class A state golf champs

The Daily Inter Lake

HAMILTON – Polson’s girls captured the Class A state golf tournament title on Saturday.

The Pirates had four players finish in the top 15 spots individually en route to a 784 two-day total. Livingston, 804, was second, Laurel, 806, third, and Whitefish, 813, fourth.

Makaliah Wilson tied for seventh, Jaylin Kenney and Anna DiGiallonardo tied for ninth and Kat Medland tied for 14th.

Whitefish sophomore Erin Tabish finished third. She was seven shots behind the medalist, McKenzie Webinger of Laurel.

Hamilton’s boys captured the team title, scoring 614. Livingston, 652, was second and Whitefish, 653, third.

Eli Rogers of Hamilton was the medalist, finishing four shots ahead of Decker Wilson of Livingston.

Whitefish’s Reed Platke tied for fifth.

Platke injured his wrist during the final round, but still managed to finish play. The senior was a state runner-up his freshman and junior seasons and won it as a sophomore.

Parker Johnson of Columbia Falls tied for 13th.

The top 15 individuals earn all-state honors.

Whitefish sophomore Arthur Doorn missed all-state by a stroke.

Polson girls claim championship

By the Missoulian

HAMILTON – Hamilton golfer Eli Rogers was “on fire” on Saturday.

Good thing his coach had access to a fire truck.

Rogers fired a 6-under-par 66 at Hamilton Golf Course to take medalist honors and lead his team to the State A golf championship, the Broncs’ second straight state crown.

“I’m standing on a fire engine right now,” Hamilton coach Owen Burch said as the Broncs were paraded around town. “There’s lightning everywhere; it’s scary as heck.”

Asked to describe Rogers’ round, Burch simply said: “He was on fire. He honestly probably could’ve shot a couple more under, a 64 or 63, but he was just on fire.”

Hamilton turned in a team score of 614, which was 38 strokes better than runner-up Livingston. It was also 26 strokes better than the Broncs’ winning total at the 2010 state meet.

“With all the battles and the injuries we went through, I’m so proud of them,” Burch said. “Some of the kids didn’t do as well as they wanted to, but they got it done when they needed to.”

Rogers finished with a 36-hole score of 139. It was four strokes better than runner-up Decker Willson of Livingston.

“I was hitting the ball pretty good and I made just about every putt,” Rogers said. “I made a couple ridiculous putts that went in. I made one like 43-footer. And just about everything under 10 feet. It felt pretty good.”

Others factoring in the team score for the Broncs were Tyler Jessop with a third-place tally of 147, Kyle Lubke at 163 and Brad Palin at 165.

Whitefish’s Reed Platke finished fifth with a score of 150.

“It was an awesome day for us,” Rogers said. “The crowd was great. I like that kind of atmosphere. We all did.”

Polson made it a State A sweep for western Montana by securing top honors in the girls’ competition. The Pirates finished with a team tally of 784, which was 20 strokes better than runner-up Livingston.

Makaliah Wilson paced Polson with a 36-hole score of 194 – good enough for a fifth-place tie. Others factoring in the team score were Jaylin Kenney and Anna DiGiallonardo at 195 and Kat Medland at 200.

McKenzie Webinger of Laurel earned medalist honors with a score of 158. Erin Tabish of Whitefish was third with a score of 165.


Team scores: Polson 395-389-784, Livingston 397-407-804, Laurel 388-418-806, Whitefish 402-411-813, Anaconda 428-449-877, Lewistown 444-446-890, Dillon 450-441-891, Browning 449-464-913, BillingsCentral 471-470-941, Hamilton 480-462-942, Glendive 472-474-946.

Top 15 individuals

McKenzie Webinger, Lau 158

Kyla Clancy, BC 162

Erin Tabish, WF 165

Alexandra Huber, Ana 191

Emily Buckner, Liv 192

Christal Tokash, Liv 192

Makaliah Wilson, Pol 194

Carlee Hart, Lau 194

Jaylin Kenney, Pol 195

Anna DiGiallonardo, Pol 195

Allie Middlestadt, Gle 195

McKenah Blume, Ana 198

Madison Blass, FT 199

Kat Medland, Pol 200

Ashton Smith, Bro 200

Complete results

Sydney Smith, Lew, 203; Klaire Taylor, WF, 206; Leighton Hirsch, Bel, 210; McKenna Emmerich, CF, 211; Kassade Lemhouse, Dil, 212; Nicole Clairmont, Pol, 212; Charity Ratliff, Har, 212; Nicole Froelich, Liv, 212; Jodi Dion, Gle, 213; Sarah Boyer, Liv, 213; Simone Craft, WF, 214; Hannah Thomas, Lew, 218; Kelsey Peterson, 219;

Michaela Amunrud, Liv, 219; Melanie Galle, Ana, 220; Jennifer Vann, Lau, 224; Kristen Cottom, Dil, 226; Haley Craven, WF, 228; Meg Maclean, Ham, 229; Rayann Brown, Lew, 229; Alyssa Heath, Ham, 230; Elle Badgett, Lau, 230; Kali Harrington, BC, 230; Megan Ryan, MC, 230; Jessica Magee, Bro, 230; Kennedi Sheehan, Sid, 232;

Taylor Nelson, Dil, 234; Cheyenne Monger, Bel, 235; Cyan Old Cheif, Bro, 237; Mishaila Conway, Ham, 238; Marlee Thomas, Lew, 240; Morgan Love, CF, 243; Emily Winter, Ham, 245; Jamie Burman, MC, 246; Angie Iron Pipe, Bro, 246; Jenn Monger, Lew, 253; Jaymee Badgett, Lau, 257; Malia Morris, WF, 258; Brooke Phipps, Gle, 258; Ashley Munoz, FT, 261; Jordon Cunningham, BC, 261;

Jestin Murphy, Har, 263; Ashley Maes, Ana, 270; Emily Morley, Ana, 271; Maggie Panasuk, CF, 272; Terryn Williamson, Bro, 278; Brooke Herring, Gle, 280; Katherine Keith, MC, 282; Mackenzie Redman, BC, 288; Andrea Clark, FT, 334.�