JACK PRIGGE is AA State Champion

JACK PRIGGE is AA State Champion

By Jim Woy

Cold wet weather and a nine-stroke deficit did not stop Jack Prigge.  Jack had a day that will be talked about for years in winning the Boys AA individual title in an extra hole playoff against his good friend Tyler Avery from Glacier.

Prigge came from third place after the first round and carded a 1 under on day two for finish at even par for the tournament. Jack did it in movie finish fashion coming from nine strokes back to start the day he played to three strokes back after fifteen holes.  He made up the strokes on on the next two holes and went into the 18th needing a birdie for the win.  He put the ball just inside thirty feet of the hole and dropped the long putt for what he thought was the tournament win.

Jack Prigge and Tyler Avery at Butte Invite

A score card check found he and Tyler Avery were actually tied and were headed back on to the course to playoff for the State title.  Jack and Tyler both reached the green with birdie putt attempts for the win.  Prigge was out and had to putt first, Jack sent the 15-footer to the bottom of the cup with a couple fist pumps and a loud cheer from the gallery.  Averys attempt to force a second playoff hole fell just short.  This time there was no doubt, Jack Prigge was the Class AA State Champion, the first for Butte High boys since Gary Koprivica in 1963.

State prep golf champs from Butte: BHS girls Gerry Pochervina 1949, 50 LuJeanne Gronley 1941, 42 Ashleigh Ogolin 2009 BHS boys John Regan 1928 Ruday Merhar 1929, 30, 32 Ed Woodland 1952 Gary Koprivica 1963 BC boys Jerry Lyons 1976 Louie Bartoletti 1979 BC girls Tricia Joyce 2018

The Boys team finished in 3rd place overall led by Freshman Chase Choquette who finished 9 over par to place tied for 16th. Sophomores Brenner Booth (85) and Gavin Roesti (82) finished the tournament tied for 23rd and Jacob Sawyer shot an 88.

Senior Jack Prigge will be missed next year but his leadership and mentoring of his young teammates will give the four underclassman a great opportunity to improve on this years team finish.

Helena Capital won the team title with Glacier one stroke ahead of Butte High in Second.

Bulldog  Girls 

 The girls team were led by Dylan Bartoletti who finished 31st with a round of 90. Taylor Sullivan finished 40th with a 105 and Chelsie Lyons finished 45th shooting at 115.   GusseyLean shot a 116 good enough for 49th place and Kate Deshaw rounded out the team with a 122 finishing 51st.

 

The Girls finished in 9th place.

 

Hats off to the 2022 Bulldog golfers. They represented Butte in a steller fashion.

State prep golf champs from Butte: BHS girls Gerry Pochervina 1949, 50 LuJeanne Gronley 1941, 42 Ashleigh Ogolin 2009 BHS boys John Regan 1928 Ruday Merhar 1929, 30, 32 Ed Woodland 1952 Gary Koprivica 1963 BC boys Jerry Lyons 1976 Louie Bartoletti 1979 BC girls Tricia Joyce 2018

 

Boys AA Final Results

State Golf Team Results

AA State Girls Team Final

State AA GolfGirls Individual

More on the day to come.



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