GREAT FALLS — Tuesday was indeed a great day to be an Oredigger on the golf course.
Led by junior Sean Ramsbacher, the Montana Tech men’s golf team fired a blistering 281 for a come-from-behind victory at the University of Providence’s Argo Invitational at the Eagle Falls Golf Course. (Men’s results; Women’s results)
At 881 for the three-round total, the Orediggers beat Lewis-Clark State by one shot. Rocky Mountain College, which led after Monday’s first two rounds, placed third at 833.
Ramsbacher, a Missoula Sentinel product, fired a 3-under-par 68 on the par-71 course to claim medalist honors. That round came after he took the first-day lead with rounds of 68 and 69 on Monday.
Providence’s Benjamin Kaul, who followed a 74 with a 67 and a 66, placed second at 207. Carlos Davila of Lewis-Clark State placed third at 215, while Rocky’s Nolan Burzminski finished fourth at 215.
Tech senior Trey Hoagland, a Butte High graduate, came up huge for the Orediggers with a final-round 68. He placed eighth overall at 221.
Oredigger freshman Matt Hobbs placed 10th after carding a 71 Tuesday.
Also for Tech, Bridger Martin tied for 12th at 227, Ryan Keenan tied for 18th at 231, and Brady Cady tied for 20th at 232.
On the women’s side, the Orediggers improved 31 shots from Monday for a 331 to move into third place at 693. Rocky won at 636, while Lewis-Clark State finished second at 650.
Hailey Derrickson and Morgan O’Neil of Rocky tied for medalist honors at 154. O’Neil shot a final-round 75, while Derrickson shot 76.
Alexandra Schmidt of Lewis-Clark State placed third at 160, one shot ahead of teammate Laruen Hamm and Rocky’s Claire Wright.
Emily Garden shot an 81 Tuesday to lead Tech at 167, which was good for 10th place. Lynzee Dexter took 13th for the Tech at 168, while teammates Tanna Campbell and Skyler Martin followed at 169 and 170.
Next up for the Orediggers is the Carroll College Invitational Sept. 23-24 at the Green Meadow Country Club.