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Glacier Boys Claim Class AA Golf Title
Polson girls win second straight Class A title
Shea Stevens, center left, and Hannah Davis, right, walk with fellow Glacier High School golfers to the south side of the driving range during a practice at Big Mountain Golf Club. - File photo Lido Vizzutti | Flathead Beacon
With four finishers in the top 10, the Glacier boys won their first outright Class AA state golf championship last weekend in Great Falls. The Glacier girls, led by runner-up Teigan Avery, earned second, the program’s best finish.

The Wolfpack boys tallied 593 points and beat second-place Billings Skyview by 13 strokes. Third-place Logan Iverson carded 75-71— 146. Ryan Porch, 72-76—148, tied for fourth along with teammate Tommy Mann, 74-74—148. Cody Sherrill, 80-71— 151, placed ninth. Kevin Talcott, 80-76— 156, rounded out the Wolfpack’s top five. Glacier, which tied for first in 2007, has now finished in the top three at state every year since 2007. Parker Bradbury of Skyview won individual honors, carding 74-70—144.

Avery, a freshman, shot 74-82—156 and placed second by only two strokes. Kortney McNeil of Billings Senior won with 80-74—154. Avery’s teammate Hannah Davis, 85-87—172, placed ninth. Rounding out the Glacier girls finishers were: Shea Stevens, 90-91–181; Kaydee Aurich, 88-94–182; and Kirsty Haugenoe, 89-100–189. Glacier finished with a team total of 690. Billings Senior won with 671.

Flathead’s Max Applegate placed eighth for boys, carding 83-67—150. The Braves finished ninth with 659. Other individual finishers were: Ryan Keenan, 78-79–157; Joseph Potkonjak 93-87–180; and Lukas Lorentz, 98-85–183.

The Flathead girls placed 10th with 804, led by Morgan Knutson, 89-103–192. Other finishers were: Michaela Murer, 104-92–196; Geneva Zoltek, 98-105–203; Mackenzie Williams, 114-104–218; and Aryn Phillips, 109-118–227.

The Polson girls had four finishers in the top 10 and won their second-straight Class A golf championship in Anaconda.

Whitefish’s Erin Tabish almost claimed the Class A girls individual title but fell short in a playoff hole against Livingston’s Christal Tokash. Tabish finished second, 84-81—165, and the Whitefish girls earned third place as a team. Other Lady Bulldog finishers were: 15th-place Simone Craft, 97-102—199; Malia Morris, 103-107—210; Lauren Cogdill, 112-100—212; and Georgia Donaldson, 121-110—231.

Jaylin Kenney, 80-90—170, placed third for girls and Polson totaled 722 points. Laurel was second with 779. Other Polson finishers were: sixth-place Nicole Clairmont, 91-91—182; seventh-place Anna DiGiallonardo, 94-89—183; eighth-place Peyton Anderson 91-96—187; and Lauren Dupuis, 107-106—213.

The Whitefish boys brought home second place, scoring 658 points. Belgrade won with 647. Art Doorn led the Bulldogs, carding 75-80—155 for second place by only one stroke. Other Bulldog finishers were: 12th-place Kyle Barron, 80-82—162; Cooper Donahue, 83-86—169; Cooper Olson, 85-87—172; and Cody Olson, 97-96—193.

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