Tech Golf Teams Finish Second in Great Falls

By Montana Tech Sports Information. 

GREAT FALLS, Mont. – The Montana Tech golf teams both finished in second place at the Argo Invitational at Meadow Clark Country Club. Rocky Mountain won both fields in the second Frontier Conference event of the fall schedule.

“Today was a great day on the golf course for the Orediggers. We made the most of a great weather day and played really well,” said Head Coach Sean Ryan.

The Battlin’ Bear women came into the second day with a 22-stroke lead from the first round. Tech finished with a final score of 640 (+64), 28 strokes back of Rocky with a 612 (+36).

The Orediggers improved from the first day and posted some of the best scores in program history.

“Our team played great today,” said Ryan. “We were able to shake off some tough starts and put together a school record team score for both the team low round and 36-hole tournament score.”

Emma Woods played her best round today shooting a 75 moving into fourth place from ninth. Woods finished at 158 (+14).

Rocky took the top three place with Valentina Zuleta finishing under par with a 143 (-1).

Kodie Hoagland was in seventh with a 159 (+15). Franchi Certain finished in eighth with a 161 (+17); Sami Benson was ninth with a 162 (+19), and Sierra Sundheim was 10th with a 164 (+21). Rocky and Tech were nine of the top ten finishers.

The Oredigger men also posted better scores today playing even in the third round with a 288 and a final score of 907 (+43).

The Battlin’ Bears shot an 852 (-12) for the tournament taking the top five individual places. Daniel Sigurjonsson led the field with a 210 (-6).

“On the men’s side, almost everyone played better today. We started much stronger and were able to get some good scores for our team.”

Tyler Avery was the top Tech golfer moving into fifth from tenth in the final round. Avery shot under par with a 70 finishing with a 226 (+10). Trey Mattson also went under par today with a 71 finishing in eighth place with a 228 (+12).

Joe Opitz took 10th with a 230 (+14), Gabe Witham was in 11th with a 231 (+15), and Joe McGreevey was in 12th with a 232 (+16). McGreevey shaved six strokes off his best round on Monday.

The Orediggers have one more tournament to conclude the fall season. Rocky Mountain hosts the final meeting at Laurel Golf Club on October 2-3.