ANACONDA — For the third straight week, the Montana Tech men’s golf team has won a Frontier Conference golf tournament.
For the third straight week, the victory came with a different Oredigger claiming medalist honors.
On Sunday, it was Brady Cady leading the way. The freshman from Billings fired a 3-over-par 75 from the slag tees at a windy, cold Old Works to win the Old Works Invitational.
The diminutive Cady won the tournament while playing as Tech’s No. 5 golfer.
“We grinded it out on a really tough golf course,” Tech coach Sean Ryan said. “Brady might be the shortest-hitting winner in the history of the Old Works.”
What Cady lacks in height, he more than makes up for it in guts and moxie, his coach said.
“He’s really all heart,” Ryan said. “For him to shoot 75 from the slags, I’m just so proud of him.”
Tech B player Isaiah Weldon placed second at 76, and Tech B player Matt Hobbs tied for third at 77.
With the playing conditions brutal and long, the Orediggers shot a 319 for the team title. The Tech B team placed second at 324, one shot better than Rocky Mountain College. MSU-Northern and Carroll College followed at 354 and 398.
Rocky’s Chase Morehouse and Schaefer Paladichuk tied with Hobbs.
Tech’s Jace Rhodes tied for sixth at 78 with Rocky’s Daniel Sigurjonsson and Carroll’s Samuel Barry.
“It was our four and our five guys, Jace Rhodes and Brady Cady who really brought it home for us,” Ryan said. “Our B team that’s amazing.”
Ryan laughed as he said making out his lineup each week is a real challenge.
“That’s the toughest part of my job right now, trying to find out what the lineup should be,” he said. “Man, I’m just so proud of them and how they did.”
Tech’s Sean Ramsbacher won the Carroll College on Tuesday, and Trey Hoagland won the Montana Tech Invitational two weeks ago.
On Sunday, Ramsbacher shot an 82, while Hoagland hit 84. Tech’s Kaven Noctor shot an 83.
Rocky’s women won the team title with a 367. Carroll took second at 370, finishing three shots better than Tech.
Oredigger Tanna Campbell tied for second place with Rocky’s Amanda Conner at 86. Rocksy’s Claire Wright ran away with the title with a 77.
Carroll’s Caroline Hobson and Sydney Nowlen tied for fourth at 88, and Tech’s Emily Garden and Skyler Martin followed at 91 and 92.
“They battled today,” Ryan said of his women’s players, again bringing up the cold conditions. “I went and got them stocking caps and hand warmers. That’s fall golf for you.”
The Orediggers close out Frontier play and their fall action next Sunday at the Battlin’ Bear Invitational at the Peter Yegen Golf Club in Billings.
Tech’s men hold a 25-point lead over Rocky for the regular-season Frontier Conference title.