Broncs, Blue Devils capture wins at BC Invitational

Broncs, Blue Devils capture wins at BC Invitational
Butte Central's Cole Johnson watches his 30-foot birdie putt roll to the bottom of the cup on hole No. 5 Monday at the Highland View Golf Course. (Bill Foley photo)

Hamilton’s boys and Corvallis’ girls walked away with team titles Monday at the season-opening Butte Central Invitational golf tournament at the Highland View Golf Course.

Bryce Reed led the way, winning medalist honors with a 1-over-par 71 for the Hamilton boys, who captured the top three individual spots. (Complete results)

Hamilton’s Triston Hanson and Max Cianflone tied for second at 76. Corvallis’ Luke Schlimgen and Livingston’s Liam Higgins tied for fourth.

As a team, the Broncs shot a 302, beating second-place Frenchtown by 31 shots. Bozeman’s junior varsity placed third at 337, followed by Livingston at 345, Corvallis at 350, Dillon at 388, Butte Central at 400 and Butte High’s junior varsity at 419.

BC’s Gator Yelenich led the Maroons with an 82. That put the senior in a three-way tie for eighth place.

The Maroons only had four boys playing. Senior Cole Johnson hit an 87, sophomore Austin Harrington carded a 92, and freshman Randy Larson hit 139.

Brady Anderson shot a 90 to lead Butte High’s JV squad. Also for Butte High, Jacob Sawyer hit a 105, Joseph Lyons shot 108 and Joe Sullivan hit 116.

Sophomore Macy Greenwood, who finished runner up to BC’s Tricia Joyce at last year’s Class A State tournament, shot a 73 to run away with medalist honors on the girls’ side.

Franchi Ceartin of Bozeman’s JV and Keelee Storrud of Corvallis tied for second at 87. Harper Armitage of Frenchtown placed fourth, she was followed by Hayden Bleile of Bozeman’s JV at 93.

Butte High JV player Megan Savage shot a 94 to tie for sixth place with Dillon’s Kylee Pitman.

Nacole Sestrich shot a 102 for Butte High’s JV, which also got a 106 from Siena Thompson, a 113 from Jaycee Burke, a 116 from Hannah Merrick.

Corvallis’ 369 team total beat Bozeman’s JV by five shots. Frenchtown placed third at 404, followed by Butte High’s JV at 415, Livingston’s 442 and Dillon’s 471.

Butte High’s JV team will compete in a Dillon tournament on Tuesday.

The Maroons will play at the Park Invitational on Friday.

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