Champions crowned as junior tour wraps up

Champions crowned as junior tour wraps up
Butte's Kaven Noctor follows through on his drive on the 16th hole Monday at the Old Works. (Bill Foley photos)

ANACONDA — Four Butte golfers walked away with tournament titles Monday as the Southwest Montana Junior Golf Tour wrapped up the 2019 season at the Old Works.

Four players from the Mining City also secured tour championships following the ninth stop on the tour.

Kaven Noctor, Jack Prigge, Ella Prigge and Kodie Hoagland won their respective age groups in the season finale. All but Noctor also won tour titles. (Tournament results; Tour standings)

Noctor, who missed a chunk of the season because he won the Montana State Junior Championship and played in the Junior America’s Cup and the Montana-Alberta Junior Ryder Cup, fired a 5-over-par 77 to win the Dustin Johnson Division for boys 16-17.

Brady Anderson of Butte placed second at 92, followed by Butte’s Ty Insko.

Insko struggled on the final day, but his solid season playing all nine tournaments was enough for the tour title.

Jack Prigge shot an 86 to secure his title in the Jordan Spieth Division for boys 14-15. He beat Clancy’s Preston Field by one shot. Joseph McGreevey of Helena was third at 88.

Clancy golfer Colin Field shot a 41 to win the nine-hole Rickie Fowler Division. Butte’s Chase Choquette took second at 49, one shot better than Dillon’s Kyler Engellant.

Ella Prigge hit a 90 to win the Lexi Thompson Division for girls 16-17. Butte’s MacKenzie Finnegan took second at 97, while fellow Mining City golfers Nacole Sestrich and Grace Luoma followed at 101 and 102.

Hoagland’s 90 won the Nelly Korda Division for girls 14-15. Sarah Halferty of Helena placed second at 96.

Helena golfer Olivia McGreevey was the long player in the nine-hole Cristie Kerr Division all season. She capped her strong first season on the tour with a 71.

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