Green, Wilson win junior tour opener

A pair of golfers in the 14-15 age group posted the low scores at the South West Montana Junior Golf Tour Butte Kick-Off Classic at the Highland View Golf Course.

Butte’s Houston Green fired a 4-over-par 74 Monday to win the Rory McIlroy (14-15) Division. He outpaced second-place Riley Lawrence of Helena by 12 shots

Jamie Wilson of Helena shot an 84 to lead all girls’ golfers and win the Stacy Lewis (14-15) Division. Butte’s Alexis Williams was second at 87.

Butte’s Will Kilmer won the boys’ Tiger Woods (16-17) Division with an 80. He beat fellow Mining City golfer Eric Fogerty by three shots. Tucker Thatcher of Butte was third at 87, followed by Levin Mullaney and Andy Kelly at 89.

In the nine-hole Phil Mickelson (12-13) Division for boys, Whitehall golfer Max Feight shot a 40 to top the field. Tristan Hanson of Hamilton was second at 42.

Only two girls played in the Suzann Pattersen (16-17) Division for girls. Rowan Rankin of Helena won with a 97.

The next stop on the tour is the Silver Bow Open, which is June 24 at the Butte Country Club.

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