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Butte’s Montoya two shots back at Senior Championship

The 57th Montana State Senior Championship kicked off Tuesday on three course in Southwestern Montana.

The largest filed of any tournament in the state is being played through Thursday at the Butte Country Club, Fairmont Hot Springs and the Old Works.

After the first round, 2012 champion Calvin Stacey of Billings sits atop the standings with a 73. He also tops the Freshman Flight 1.

Several golfers sit within a couple of shots of the lead, including Butte golfer Lee Montoya, who carded a first-round 75. Defending champion Joe Hill of Missoula is three shots back at 76.

Freshman Flight 1
Calvin Stacey, Billings                            73
Fred Schweitzer, Bozeman                      74
Lee Montoya, Butte                                  75
Dan Brown, Billings                                 77
Marc Parriman, Helena                            77
Pat O’Malley, Helena                               77
Earl Rife, Kalispell                                  79
Lee Levine, Bozeman                               79
Rob Warehime, Great Falls                     80
Hal Seward, Philipsburg                          81
Rod Brady, Kalispell                                81
Gaylord Barnhill, Missoula                     85

Freshman Flight 2
Don Platisha, Manhattan                          75
Doug Olson, Helena                                 75
Mark Hodges, Butte                                 78
Joe Rand, Billings                                    79
Greg Betthauser, Kalispell                       80
Kelley Gaskill, Bozeman                         83
Dan Purcell, Bigfork                                83
Jay Anderson, Helena                               83
Larry Flemmer, Stevensville                   85
Kurt Kessner, Great Falls                         85
Lee Earhart, Butte                                    87
Chuck Beagle, Missoula                          88
Ron Platke, Whitefish                              88

Freshman Flight 3
Ralph Hamler, Sheridan                           77
Tom Skovron, Great Falls                        81
John Zaiss, Whitefish                               83
Dee Sullivan, Butte                                  84
Steve Cassity, Billings                             85
Steve Maxwell, Ennis                              88
Chris Vidulich, Kalispell                         88
Randy Sitzman, Billings                          89
Kevin O’Connell, Great Falls                   90
Craig Buehler, Lewistown                       91
Kevin McCauley, Big Timber                  97
Chuck Trayer, Bigfork                             98

Freshman Flight 4
Dick O’Leary, Butte                                 83
Bruce Clark, Great Falls                          87
Dan McLean, Helena                                88
Dennis Roberts, Laurel                            89
Doug McCormick, Culbertson                 89
Gene Burns, Missoula                              90
Dennis Holten, Columbus                        90
Dennis Ebel, Missoula                             91
Randy Hinzman, Kalispell                       91
Rich Forbis, Polson                                  93
Jim Rutherford, Lewistown                     93
Ken Smith, Dillon                                    96
Joe Little, Dewey                                     97

Freshman Flight 5
Doug Solberg, Manhattan                        84
Pat DiFronzo, Butte                                  84
Gery Schneider, Butte                              88
Perry Jacobson, Whitefish                       88
Ron Shorter, Livingston                           89
Frank Gaul, Butte                                     89
Garry Hicks, Helena                                 92
John Tibbetts, Havre                                96
Steve Corn, Florence                                96
Kevin Markovich, Butte                           97
Bruce Reid, Lewistown                            99
Mike McCauley, Big Timber                   105

Freshman Flight 6
Bill McLeod, Great Falls                         88
Joe Nickisch, Billings                              92
Craig Thomas, Butte                                94
Mark Menke, Helena                                95
Pete Woods, Chester                                95
George Zorzakis, Billings                        95
Dan Runyan, Livingston                          97
R. T. Ray, Whitefish                                99
Steve Bateman, Whitehall                       103

Freshman Flight 7
Scott Voytoski, Great Falls                      86
Perry Hawbaker, Butte                             88
Rod Archambeault, Glasgow                   90
Scott Hobbs, Great Falls                          91
Rick Engum, Red Lodge                          93
Darryl Brower, Whitehall                        94
Terry Heffernan, Anaconda                     97
Kurt Kaiser, Emigrant                              100
Bill Halver, Shelby                                   100
Joe Benzki, Butte                                     110
Patrick Kozeluh, Missoula

Freshman Flight 8
Stan Stanhope, Hot Springs                     90
Mark Storud, Missoula                            91
Kerry Ward, Havre                                   93
John Smith, Butte                                     94
Mark Olson, Shelby                                 96
Joel Voytoski, Kalispell                           96
Mark French, Helena                                99
Doug Miller, Bozeman                             105
Pat Karns, Great Falls                              111
Brad Hicks, Livingston                            125

Sophomore Flight 1
Bill Burwell, Helena                                74
Ron Garland, Bozeman                            75
Joe Hill, Missoula                                    76
Thomas McNeely, Billings                      77
James Mullins, Helena                             78
Ron Maki, Missoula                                 79
Chuck Thoennes, Belgrade                      80
Bill Murray, Helena                                 80
John Reeves, Helena                                81
Gordie McManus, Great Falls                 83
George Chase, Bigfork                             84
George Geise, Great Falls                        87

Sophomore Flight 2
Dan Mahoney, Butte                                78
Jim VanFossen, Missoula                        79
Bob Sainsbury, Great Falls                      81
Sparkey McLean, Anaconda                    82
Robert Cummins, Missoula                     83
Greg Barkus, Bigfork                               84
Pat Darbro, Bozeman                               84
Mike Jones, Bigfork                                 85
Bert Bridger, Laurel                                 87
Robert ‘Andy’ Anderson, E. Helena         89
James Moore, Whitefish                          93
George Stern, Missoula

Sophomore Flight 3
Del Rupert, Bozeman                               81
Cam Balentine, Butte                               86
Dan Little, Whitefish                               86
Roy Lende, Livingston                             87
Mike Polkowske, West Yellowstone       89
Bernie Oglietti, Ennis                              90
Chas Lansing, Dillon                                91
Steve Banning, Dillon                              91
Chuck Harvey, Townsend                        98
Richard Steiner, Billings
Chuck Pengilly, Missoula

Sophomore Flight 4
Bill Schauer, Helena                                80
Tom Strizich, Kalispell                            86
Rex Tanberg, Great Falls                         86
John Brubaker, Whitefish                        87
Ed Venetz, Great Falls                             90
Mike Beggs, Great Falls                          93
Allen Berryman, Missoula                       93
Roy Hayworth, Missoula                         93
Brad Miller, Frenchtown                          95
Denny Davis, Fairfield                             95
Ron Jupka, Great Falls                             103

Sophomore Flight 5
Randy Michael, Laurel                             80
Dennis Sacry, Whitehall                          82
Jim Pellegrini, Helena                              86
Leon Simpson, Butte                                87
Fred Town, Twin Bridges                        89
Steve Solberg, Billings                            90
Carmen Jensen, Chester                           90
Ray Noble, Three Forks                           91
Denny Marek, Laurel                               92
Gary Turcott, Helena                                93
Dan Shea, Butte                                        95
Roy Hamilton, Livingston                       96

Sophomore Flight 6
Jim Barfknecht Jr., Helena                       85
Dennis Smith, Butte                                 89
John Tripp, Billings                                 90
Scott Willis, Missoula                             91
James L. Jones, Billings                           92
Tom Shea, Bozeman                                93
Ken Trust, Bigfork                                   94
Brian Cripe, Whitefish                             95
John Hove, Westby                                  97
Jim Ritter, Billings                                   97
Jim Nolan, Clancy                                    99
Dick Fisher, Fort Benton                          99
Lloyd Bermingham, Bozeman                 104

Sophomore Flight 7
John Kelly, Superior                                88
Ed Marks, Missoula                                 89
Earl Terwilliger, Great Falls                    92
Joe Bateson, Bozeman                             92
John Dobak, Missoula                              92
Tim Parks, Livingston                              94
Dan Fredrickson, Butte                            97
Charlie Delaney, Butte                             98
Mark Redfern, Helena                              100
Wayne Pittard, Billings                            102
Ron Gersack, Livingston                          103
Bob Goodan, Lewistown                          104

Sophomore Flight 8
Gary Willis, Helena                                 89
Gary Ugrin, Billings                                 90
Gerald Shinn, Whitefish                          91
Ron Olson, Whitefish                               95
Keith Olson, Kalispell                              97
Dave Carroll, Billings                              98
Frank Murphy, Laurel                              98
Ken Mosby, Bozeman                              99
Bob ‘Goose’ Shaw, Whitehall                   100
Ron Fischer, Harlowton                           100
Paul D. Johnson, Missoula                       111

Sophomore Flight 9
Brad Wenz, Missoula                               89
Don Schaufler, Ennis                               93
Dale King, Fairmont                                94
Dex Tank, Bozeman                                 97
Ron Caufield, Missoula                           97
Mel Zuidema, Great Falls                        97
Rich Soha, Great Falls                             98
Jim Beattie, Anaconda                             98
Joe Barbero, Billings                                98
Gary Samuels, Great Falls                       102
Gordon Swandal, Livingston                   105
Hal Robbins, Helena                                106
Bruce Gerlach, Bozeman                         110

Sophomore Flight 10
Dale Schaff, Lewistown                           96
Michael Ritz, Havre                                 99
Charles Spangler, Butte                           101
Bill Spear, Butte                                       103
John Murphy, Great Falls                        104
Ed Hughes, Great Falls                            105
K. C. Sullivan, Superior                           106
Ken Baird, Billings                                  108
O’Dean Henderson, Superior                    117
Tom Tucker, Helena                                 118
Dennis Springer, Livingston                    122

Junior Flight 1
Mark Nedrud, Missoula                           78
Gary Koprivica, Missoula                        79
Bill Gilman, Missoula                              81
Bob Schweitzer, Bozeman                       83
Tedd Stanisich, Dillon                             84
Frank Williams, Missoula                       84
David Shopay, Gallatin Gateway             85
Larry Robinson, Bigfork                          85
Jeff Pallister Sr., Boulder                         86
Ace Brown, Anaconda                              87
Don Tatge, Butte                                      87
Carl McAfee, Missoula                            90
Bob Stolzenbach, Kalispell                      91

Junior Flight 2
Pete Ridgeway, Polson                             83
Bill Brunskill, Bigfork                             85
Lauren McClurg, Bigfork                        87
Walter Bone, Billings                              88
Steve Peckinpaugh, Stevensville             88
John Hayes, Great Falls                           89
Ron Miller, Missoula                               90
Charlie Mueller, Helena                           91
Chuck Burdette, Wilsall                           91
Dale Huffine, Lewistown                         93
James Valentino, Bigfork                        93
Rod Reid, Columbia Falls                        97

Junior Flight 3
Gary Myers, Whitefish                            82
Bo Severson, Billings                               84
Bob Balhiser, Helena                               86
Gary Rodman, Whitefish                         88
Paul Turley, Helena                                  88
Bob Slaven, Lincoln                                 89
Jerry Rivinius, Billings                            93
Jack Cookson, Butte                                 94
Kermit Ulstad, Anaconda                         94
Mick Delaney, Butte                                95
Ralph Wetzel Jr., Billings                        100
Neil Duddy, Butte                                    102

Junior Flight 4
Ed Simonich, Butte                                  88
Joe McBride, Butte                                  95
Mike Karns, Great Falls                           95
Joel Schmidt, Missoula                            97
Dave Greenwood, Havre                          97
Fid Fitterer, Great Falls                           100
Ed Strommen, Anaconda                         100
Todd Baugh, Billings                               101
Bill Rozokat, Great Falls                         104
Mike Fredrickson, Missoula                    104
Bob Livesey, Florence                             105
Dave Cashman, Great Falls                      112

Junior Flight 5
Bob Miller, Butte                                     88
Rick Gartzka, Great Falls                         90
Bob Breum, Havre                                    98
Dan Sundling, Livingston                        102
Duane Behm, Laurel                                102
Ted Hodges, Columbia Falls                    102
Gordon Nelsen, Conrad                            102
Pete Schonsberg, Butte                            103
Tom Vincent, Livingston                         108
Larry Lett, Malta                                      109
Dale Enerson, Malta                                 110

Junior Flight 6
David Adams, Livingston                        94
Wally Sims, Billings                                94
Mike Tate, Livingston                              94
Neil Dunham, Kalispell                           96
Jim Burns, Livingston                              99
Jerry Lynch, Butte                                    101
Dan Lean, Butte                                        101
Ole Patterson, Helena                               105
Jim Heaton, Scobey                                  108
Jack Jensen, Missoula                              110
Dale Peterson, Billings                            110

Junior Flight 7
Ron Ring, Billings                                    93
Nicholas Papagni, Augusta                      98
Gene Markuson, Circle                            98
Frank Gonzalez, Stevensville                  101
Dick Parker, Belgrade                              103
Roy Schmidt, Billings                              104
Ron Scott, Missoula                                 106
Cecil Dalby, Glasgow                              109
Wayne Riley, Lewistown                         111
Ron Hanni, Butte                                      113
Bob Gersack, Livingston                          116
Bob Gillette, Kalispell                             118

Junior Flight 8
John Edwards, Three Forks                      105
David Hickman, Missoula                       106
Tom Fleming, Jefferson City                   108
Loren Hanni, Butte                                   112
Andy Anderson, Stevensville                   113
Jim Ruzick, Ryegate                                116
Herbie Hurd, Columbia Falls                   118
Dewey Nygaard, Missoula                       119
Derk Turner, Stevensville                        121
Mick Tucker, Helena                                123
Lonnie Bailey, Missoula                          131
Wayne Nelson, Livingston                       132

Senior Flight 1
Everett Egbert, Belgrade                          79
Walter Degnan, Billings                          81
Jim Kelley, White Sulphur Springs         82
John Marceau, Three Forks                      87
Jack Countryman, Big Sky                       88
George Denton, Livingston                      89
Harry Birkenbuel, Great Falls                  94
Glenn Kozeluh, Missoula                         95
P. J. Moran, Livingston                            99
Loy Carroll, Townsend                            101
Irv Studebaker, Butte                               105
Glen Christiansen, Townsend                  113
Jerry Nuckolls, Missoula                         114

Senior Flight 2
Sarge Manion, Circle                               94
William Boley, Three Forks                    96
Ed Bezanson, Missoula                            106
Norman Carey, Missoula                         107
Dale Edlund, Billings                               108
John Dalby, Glasgow                               109
Dave Sauvageau, Three Forks                  110
Bill Smith, Malta                                     112
Roland Grant, Billings                             115
Jack Day, Bozeman                                  119
Bill Shull, Plains                                      121
Roger Mead, Richey                                 123



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