SWMJGT champions crowned at Old Works

ANACONDA — Butte’s Shealyn Hafer, Tyge Yelenich and Tricia Joyce wrapped up overall titles of the South West Montana Junior Golf Tour Monday at the Old Works.

Hafer and Joyce secured their titles with victories at the Old Works Championships. Yelenich placed second to top the overall standings.

Playing from the men’s tee boxes, Hafer fired an 88 to edge Butte High teammate Hailey Ogolin by two shots to win the Stacie Lewis Division for girls 16-17. Ogolin placed second overall.

Butte’s Hailey Hoagland placed fourth overall in that division. She didn’t play the last two tournaments, competing instead in the Montana State Amateur and the Alberta/Montana Junior Ryder Cup.

Joyce was the only player who competed in the Cristie Kerr Division for girls 12-13. She shot a 47 in the nine-hole division.

Alexis Williams of Butte shot a 108 and beat Frenchtown’s Jamie McNally in a play to win the Paula Creamer Division for girls 14-15. The two tied for No. 1 in the overall standings, and McNally broke that tie with a playoff win.

Anaconda’s Jackson Wagner capped an impressive summer and shot an 80 to win the Tiger Woods Division for boys 16-17 on Monday. He also won the overall crown.

In the Brandt Snedeker Division for boys 14-15, Taggart Sullivan of Helena fired and 82 to win the Old Works Challenge. Butte’s Will Kilmer was second at 86, followed by Butte’s Houston Green at 89. Sullivan won the overall title.

In the Steve Stricker Division for boys 12-13, Shawn Ryan of Missoula shot a 40 on the back nine to edge Yelenich by three shots. Butte golfer Isaiah Weldon was third at 49.

After the tournament was completed, PGA professional Jeff Briney put on a clinic for the 12- and 13-year old players. The players were then treated to a contest on the Little Bear three-hole course.

Medals were give to the top three finishers overall and at Monday’s tournament at an awards ceremony Monday night.

Helena’s Dublin Sullivan won the $1,000 2013 SWMJGT Outstanding Golfer Scholarship. Butte High graduate and soon-to-be Montana Tech Oredigger David Starcevich won the $1,000 Butte Junior Golf Foundation Outstanding Men’s Varsity Scholarship.

Also, Iron Man Awards were presented to 18 players who made all seven stops on the tour this season. They were:
Andy Kelly – Butte
Levin Mullaney – Butte
Anthony Cooney – Butte
Riley Lawrence – Helena
Ben Young – East Helena
Eric Fogerty – Butte
Frank Dwyer – Butte
Levi Loggins – Butte
J.J. Mohr – Butte
Carter Morley – Anaconda
Brandon Quinn – Butte
Isaiah Weldon – Butte
Kellen Lean – Butte
Alex Dorr – Butte
Patrick Dolan – Butte
Teigan Isakson – Fairfield
Shawn Ryan – Missoula
Tyge Yelenich – Butte

Click on the links below for complete results of Monday’s Old Works Challenge and the Tour standings.

Old Works Championship

Final Tour Standings

Butte’s Frank Dwyer hits a shot on 15th hole Monday. (Photo by Blake Hempstead, CopperheadCountry.com)




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