TEMPE, Ariz. — Montana Tech’s men’s and women’s golf team finished the Frontier Conference Championships in third place Wednesday as the three-day event came to a close at the Arizona State Karsten Golf Course.
Rocky Mountain College claimed the team titles on both ends.
Rocky Tait of Rocky shot a final round of 73 on the par-27 course and won medalist honors at 220 on the men’s side. He beat Shaun Harpin of Lewis-Clark State, Colton Murphy and Reece Nilsen of Rocky and Greg Jones of Carroll College by one shot.
Montana Tech junior Sean Benson and sophomore Trey Hoagland, a Butte High graduate, tied for 10th place at 225, just five shots out of the lead. Benson shot a final-round 72, while Hoagland hit 73.
Tech’s Sean Ramsbacher, who followed an opening-round 80 with a 68, fell back to 13th place at228 after a final-round 80. Also for Tech, Ryan Keenan placed 17th at 236, and Jimmy Amundson took 27th at 263.
The Orediggers shot a 303 on Wednesday for a 913 total. Rocky hit 874, and LC State took second at 895. The University of Providence-Great Falls placed fourth at 929, followed by Carroll at 934 and MSU-Northern at 1,184.
On the women’s side, Rocky won 957. LC State was second at 987, followed by Tech at 1,069, Carroll at 1,090, Providence at 1,141 and Northern at 1,234.
Rocky’s Hayden Flohr shot a final-round 75 and claimed the individual title at 232. She beat teammate Eryn Ellis by three shots.
Tech junior Hailey Ogolin, a Butte High grad, shot an 83 Wednesday and led the Orediggers at 263. That was good for a tie for 12th place. Taryn Campbell, who also shot a final-round 83, took 14th at 264.
Also for Tech, Tanna Campbell placed 16th at 273, Kelsey Parker placed 17th at 274, and Lynzee Dexter finished 18th at 275.
The Orediggers shot a final-round 347. That is eight shots better than Tuesday and a 20-stroke improvement over Monday’s first round.