Tech golfers second, third at Beartooth Invitational

LAUREL — Montana Tech’s men’s golf team placed second, and the women took third at the Beartooth Invitational.

The two-day, 36-hole tournament wrapped up Tuesday at the Laurel Golf Club. Rocky Mountain College swept the team titles.

On the men’s side, Rocky followed Monday’s 291 with a 300 for a 591 total. The Orediggers slipped to a 313 after shooting a 292. Their 605 total was two better than South Dakota School of Mines.

Cash Golden and Hayden Driver of Rocky tied for first at 144. Golden followed a 73 with a 1-under-par 71. Driver shot a 72 each day. Bryce Howard of South Dakota School of Miners placed third at 145 after hitting a 73 and a 72.

Montana Tech senior Sean Ramsbacher followed a 73 with 75 for a 148. That tied him for fourth with Daniel Sigurjonsson, who was playing for the Rocky B team.

Tech’s Matt Hobbs tied for 10th place at 162. He shot a final round 80. Oredigger Isaiah Weldon and Jace Rhodes were part of a five-way tie for 12th place at 143. Weldon hit a 79 on Tuesday, and Rhodes shot an 80.

Nick Pasquarello slipped two shots for a 79 and 156 for Tech, Jhett Braley hit an 84 for a 163, and Blake Hasquet shot an 82 for a 165.

Rocky’s women followed a 335 with a 340 for a 675 and the victory. The Battlin’ Bears finished six shots back at 681. The Orediggers followed a 356 with a 362 for a 718.

Rocky’s Claire Wright won for the third straight week. This time, she finished 10 shots better than her nearest competition.

Wright followed a 72 with a 76 for a 148. Teammate Valentina Zuleta, who shot a final-round 81, placed second at 150. Rianna Garland of South Dakota School of Mines was third at 162.

Freshman Cierra Sundheim improved four shots for an 85 and a 174 to lead the Orediggers. That was good for a tie for eighth place. Classmate Franchi Ceartin bounced back from a 93 for an 84 to tie for 12th at 177.

Tech’s Samantha Benson, another freshman, shot a 92 for a 179 and 14th place.

Also for Tech, Lauren Williams shot a 186, Emily Kelly hit 188, Reyla Williams 194, and Kennedy Lean shot 204.

The Orediggers and the rest of the Frontier Conference teams will close out the fall schedule next Monday and Tuesday at the Battlin’ Bear Invitational in Billings.

Men’s leader board

Men’s team scores

Women’s leaderboard

Women’s team scores