Houston Green, three others, sign with Tech golf

Houston Green, three others, sign with Tech golf
Houston Green watches his tee shot through the rain and hail on the No. 8 tee box July 6, 2016, during the Southwest Montana Junior Golf Tour's Anaconda Challenge at the Anaconda Country Club. (Butte Sports file photo)

Butte High senior Houston Green will be keeping his talents in town.

Green signed an NAIA Letter of Intent to play golf for the Montana Tech golf team, the school announced today. The Orediggers also signed Sean Ramsbacher of Missoula Sentinel, Angela King from Billings Skyview, and Kelsey Parker from Boise, Idaho.

Green and Ramsbacher join the men’s team after highly-successful careers in Montana Class AA golf.

“Although they will be freshman next year on a Digger men’s team that will be very competitive,” Montana Tech coach Lee LaBreche said in a statement. “I think both of them have the potential to push for varsity playing time.”

Green, who plans to major in mechanical engineering, had a very successful junior career competing on the Southwest Montana Junior Golf Tour. He also earned prep All-State honors by placing fourth at the Class AA State tournament last fall.

Ramsbacher, who helped the Spartans finished fourth in the team standings last fall and third in 2015, is a two-time All-State finisher. Ramsbacher was the state runner-up last year and finished fifth as a junior.

Ramsbacher had a storied junior career including a low score of 66 at a junior tournament. He plans on pursuing a degree in engineering.

LaBreche said King and Parker will provide a boost to the Oredigger women’s team.

“The signing of these two young women should bolster our women’s team starting this fall,” he said. “The skills they bring to the program will create instant competition within our program. I’m very optimistic about the future of the team and competitiveness in the Frontier Conference.”

Parker was a four-year letter winner for Centennial High School and will compete in the Idaho State Tournament this spring. She also competed in the Idaho Golf Association Junior Golf program. She is a member of the National Honor Society and will graduate with honors. She plans on pursuing a degree in engineering.

King finished her prep career at Billings Skyview last fall. She led Skyview to a fourth place finish as a senior at the state tournament. She plans on pursuing a degree in nursing.

The four new additions brings the 2017 recruiting class to five. Tanna Campbell from Big Timber committed earlier this year.

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