OPPORTUNITY — Five young Butte golfers played their way to the top spot in their respective divisions Tuesday as the Southwest Montana Junior Golf Tour stopped at the Anaconda Country Club for the Anaconda Challenge. (Results; tour standings)
Ty Insko and Jack Prigge posted the top scores, carding a 7-over-par 78. Fellow Butte golfer Kodie Hoagland’s 9-over 83 led all the girls playing.
Insko won the Dustin Johnson Division for boys 16-17. East Helena’s Logan Meyer placed second at 94, followed by Butte’s Brady Anderson at 94.
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Prigge won the Jordan Spieth Division for boys 14-15. He finished four shots better than Preston Field of Clancy. Helena’s Joseph McGreevey placed third at 91.
In the nine-hole Rickie Fowler Division, Clancy’s Colin Field led the way with a 43. He beat Butte’s Jack Prigge and Chase Choquette by one shot.
Butte’s Ella Prigge and Grace Luoma tied for first place in the Lexi Thompson Division for girls 16-18. The Butte High teammates both shot an 89. MacKenzie Finnegan of Butte took third at 93.
Hoagland’s 83 ran away with the title in the Nelly Korda Division for girls 14-15. Sarah Halferty of Helena took second at 99.
Helena’s Olivia McGreevey once again played solo in the nine-hold Cristie Kerr Division. She shot a 66.
The Anaconda Challenged served as the eighth stop for the tour this season. The tour will wrap up with the Old Works Challenge on Monday.