Hoagland awarded $1,000 golf scholarship

The Butte Junior Golf Foundation awarded Butte High graduating senior Hailey Hoagland a $1,000 scholarship at Tuesday’s Butte High Athletic Council All-Sports Banquet at the Butte Civic Center.

Hoagland, who signed to play golf at the University of Montana, was presented with the award by Butte High coach Eric Mankins.

“I couldn’t be more proud,” Mankins said. “Hailey was the leader of our golf team, a scholar in the classroom and a winner in life.  What a great role model for the girls coming up.”

Hoagland finished her high school golf career having won five tournaments to go along with three second-place finishes and three third-place finishes. She lettered all four years, served as team captain and was voted Outstanding Girls Golfer.

She will pursue a career in the medical field at the University of Montana.

“Hailey is a tremendous athlete who excelled at every sport she competed in,” said Bob Wengel, the Butte Junior Golf Foundation founder and chairman. “She brought her athleticism to the golf course and was a tremendous competitor.”

Hoagland’s junior amateur career has a long list of successes.  She participated on the South West Montana Junior Golf Tour all six years, having won her division on the Tour the first four years and leading, but not being able to compete for the title the last two years due to qualifying for Junior America’s Cup, Montana/Alberta Ryder Cup and other state tourneys.

Butte High’s graduation is Thursday night at the Butte Civic Center.

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