Montana Tech men tie for third place Oredigger Invite

Montana Tech men tie for third place Oredigger Invite

Montana Tech’s men’s golf team tied for third place at the Oredigger Invitational at the Butte Country Club.

The tournament concluded with one round on Tuesday. The men played 36 holes on Monday, while the women played 18.

The Orediggers fired a final-round 290 to tie Lewis-Clark State College at 886. Tech shot 303 and 293 during Monday’s first two rounds.

Rocky Mountain College swept the team titles. The Battlin’ Bears hit a final-round 286 for an 854 total. Carroll College took second at 878.

Rocky’s HoTae Kim took home medalist honors by matching par for a 210. He shot a 2-over 72 on Tuesday, one day after hitting 71 and 67. Rocky Teammates Michael Tait and Mitchell Thiessen fished second and third at 211 and 212.

Carroll’s Chase Marquette tied for fourth with Lewis-Clark State’s Travis Hansen at 214. Hansen’s 66 was the low round Tuesday.

Montana Tech senior Sean Benson fired the second-best round Tuesday. He a 68 and tied for eighth place at 218.

Tech’s Sean Ramsbacher tied for 16th at 223, while Troy Wolf shot 223 for 19th, and Trey Hoagland took 21st at 226.

Oredigger freshman Isaiah Weldon, who like Hoagland is a Butte High graduate, took 22nd at 227 in his first collegiate tournament. He played as an individual.

On the women’s side, Rocky improved two shots for a 313 and a 628 total to take home the title. Lewis-Clark State finished second at 640, followed by Carroll at 696 and Tech at 716.

Rocky’s Hayden Flohr shot 71 both days to claim medalist honors at 152. Lewis-Clark State’s Marissa Louder finished second at 156, followed by Erin Ellis of Rocky at 157.

Kelsey Parker improved six shots for an 84 and a 174 to lead Tech. She tied for 19th place.

Tech’s Taryn Campbell hit a 93 for a 178, while Hailey Ogolin carded a 90 for a 191. Oredigger Megan Steach improved nine shots for an 88 and a 185, and Ashten McCloskey hit a 91 for a 188.

McCloskey and Ogolin are Butte High grads. McCloskey played as an individual.

Next up for the Frontier Conference golf teams is a tournament at Meadowlark Country Club Sept. 24-25 in Great Falls.

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