Hailey Hoagland No. 2 on Griz golf team

Butte High graduate Hailey Hoagland will be the No. 2 player on the University of Montana golf team Monday when the Grizzlies open the season in Utah.

The Griz will play at the 12-team Hobble Creek Invitational at the Hobble Creek Golf Course in Springville. The tournament is hosted by Utah Valley and BYU.

Hoagland, a true freshman, shot rounds of 73, 78 and 77 in the team’s season qualifiers at the Missoula Country Club and the Ranch Club last week.

“Hailey is probably one of the longest hitters on the team, and she has a very even temperament when she plays,” Griz head coach Joni Stephens said. “She doesn’t get overly frustrated when she has a bad shot, and she is very purposeful. That’s something I look for when I’m recruiting.

“I felt like she could make an impact pretty quickly, and she has. I’ve been very pleased. She did a lot of work over the summer, and it’s paying off.”

Hoagland, a three-time All-State golfer at Butte High, is the only newcomer from last year’s Grizzly team.

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  • Alan
    September 7, 2014, 10:06 pm

    Classy young woman…was there ANY doubt?

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