Hoagland, Prigge place at Great Falls Invitational

GREAT FALLS — Butte High’s Kodie Hoagland and Jack Prigge placed in the top 10 of the season-opening Great Falls Invitational.

Bulldog freshman Brenner Booth finished just outside at the two-day tournament that wrapped up Tuesday at the Eagle Falls Golf Club.

Hoagland walked away with a fifth-place finish, while Prigge placed seventh in the tournament that included every Montana Class AA school.

Hoagland, a senior, followed Monday’s 82 at Meadow Lark Country Club with an 82 at the par-71 Eagle Falls course. That tied her with Bozeman’s Sara Priebe for fifth place at 164.

Kenzie Walsh of Billings Senior claimed girls’ medalist honors. She followed a 74 with a 79 for a 153 total. Billings West’s Kadence Fisher and Gallatin’s Addiley Loyd tied for second at 158. Bella Johnson of Billings West placed fourth at 159.

Billings West won the team title with a 661. Bozeman took second at 667, and Billings Senior hit 678.

Prigge, a junior, followed his opening-round 73 with a 75 for a 148 total. He finished one shot out of a tie for fifth place.

Justus Verge of Gallatin matched par with a 71 after Monday’s 69 for a 140 and boys’ medalist honors. Teammate Stevie Voight shot 72-72 to tie with Great Falls Russell’s Eli Groshelle for second at 144.

Joe Opitz of Missoula Sentinel took fourth at 174, and Glacier’s Tayler Avery and Gallatin’s Jordan Verge tied for fifth at 147.

Booth finished at 154, missing 10th place by three shots. He followed Monday’s 76 with a 78 to tie for 14th place in his prep golf debut.

Gallatin won the team title, shooting 290 each day for a 580. Helena Capital placed second at 612, and Kalispell Glacier took third at 615.

Butte High finished 10th at 672. The Bulldogs improved 10 strokes for a 331 Tuesday. Joseph Lyons followed a 96 with an 89 for a 185 total, while Jacob Sawyer improved eight shots for an 89 for a 186. Gavin Roesti improved to shots for a 94 and a 190.

The Bulldogs will head to Missoula next Monday and Tuesday to play in the Missoula Invitational.

Team scores

Boys leaderboard

Boys team-by-team scores

Girls leaderboard

Girls team-by-team scores



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