Four Bulldogs crack top 10 at Butte Invitational

Four Bulldogs crack top 10 at Butte Invitational
Butte High sophomore Kodie Hoagland chips onto the No. 9 green Thursday at the Fairmont Hot Springs golf course. (Bill Foley photo)

GREGSON — Butte High’s golf teams saw four individuals place in the top 10 at the two-day Butte Invitational at Fairmont Hot Springs.

Sophomore Kodie Hoagland led the way, placing fourth on the girls’ side. Senior Kaven Noctor took fifth on the boys’ leaderboard.

Junior Ella Prigge placed eight among girls, while her freshman brother Jack took ninth on the boys’ side.

Butte High’s girls placed second in team standings at 734, well behind champion Bozeman’s 675. Helena High finished third at 755.

Bozeman’s Cora Rosanova fired a 1-under-par 71 Thursday — improving nine shots from the opening round — to win girls’ medalist honors at 151. First-day leader Marcelal Mercer of Kalispell Flathead took second at 156 with her second straight 178.

Sami Yates of Bozeman hit a 77 for a 161, while Hoagland followed an 80 with an 84 for fourth plac at 164.

Ella Prigge improved one shot for an 89 and 179 to tie with Glacier’s Alana Griffin.

Also for the Bulldogs, Grace Luoma placed 12th at 188 after shooting a 99. Juniors MacKenzie Finnegan and Kennedy Lean followed at 203 ad 205.

Bozeman also won the boys’ team title at 615. Helena Capital was next at 649, followed by Kalispell Glacier at 662 and Butte High at 669.

Bozeman’s Justus Verge won medalist honors at 146 after a final-round 74. He beat his brother, Jordan, by three shots.

Bozeman’s J.R. Small and Gabe Witham of Helena Capital tied for third at 154, while Noctor improved one shot for a 77 for a 155 and fifth place.

Jack Prigge, who hit 82 on Wednesday, shot an 83 Thursday for a 165 and ninth.

Also for Butte High’s boys, senior Ty Insko shot a 91 for a 173, and classmate Hunter Salcido improved eight shots for an 82 and 176. Senior Brady Anderson got six shots better for a 96 and a 198.

Seniors Gator Yelenich and Cole Johnson led Butte Central, which finished at 759. Yelenich shot an 87 for a 170, while Johnson hit 88 for a 171. Sophomore Austin Harrington finished at 187 for BC.

The Bulldogs will host a tournament again next week at the Old Works in Anaconda and Butte Country Club.

First, the Bulldogs and Maroons will play at the Belgrade Invitational on Monday.

Click the links below to see complete results form the Butte Invitational.

Boys leaderboard

Boys team scores

Boys team-by-team scores

Girls leaderboard

Girls team scores

Girls team-by-team scores

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