HAMILTON — Butte Central sophomore Tricia Joyce proved last year’s Western A Divisional title was not a fluke Saturday.
Joyce carded an 80 at the Hamilton Country Club for an 11-shot victory, defending her title at the divisional tournament.
The second straight title for Joyce came on a day when the Butte Central boys’ golf team qualified everybody for state by placing third in team standings.
Hamilton shot 319 to take the team title. Polson was second at 326, followed by BC at 369 and Whitefish at 373.
The top four teams and top 15 individual qualify for the Class A State tournament, which is next Thursday and Friday in Hamilton.
Hamilton’s Max Toenjes won the individual crown with a 73. Teammate Ky Burch took second at 77.
Butte Central junior Tyge Yelenich tied for seventh with Columbia Falls Logan Lybbert at 83.
Cameron Johnson hit 92, which was good for a tie for 14th place. Also for the BC boys, Brian Arnold shot 93, Gator Yelenich hit 101 and Dan McCloskey shot 111.
Joyce, the runner up at last year’s Class A State tournament, shot a 40 on each nine to take the title. Courtney Ockler of Frenchtown placed second at 91, followed by Gracie Young of Whitefish at 94.
Whitefish won the team tile at 409 Dillon placed second at 432, while Polson took third at 458 and Hamilton placed fourth at 472.
Butte Central junior Megan Michelotti closed her first season as a golfer with a 134.
1, Hamilton 319; 2, Polson 326; 3, Butte Central 369; 4, Whitefish 373; 5, Stevensville 379; 6, Columbia Falls 380; 7, Frenchtown 407; 8, Corvallis 423. No score: Dillon.
Top 15 Individuals
Max Toenjes, Hamilton 73
Ky Burch, Hamilton 77
Carson McDaniel, Polson 78
Zel Frost, Stevensville 78
Blaine Wetzsteon, Hamilton 79
Matt Hobbs, Polson 81
Tyge Yellenich, Butte Central 83
Logan Lybbert, Columbia Falls 83
Noah McDonald, Polson 83
Derek Wolff, Frenchtown 84
LJ Panasuk, Columbia Falls 85
Brendan Buls, Whitefish 85
Tristan Hanson, Hamilton 90
Cameron Johnson, Butte Central 92
Colin Kenney, Polson 92
1, Whitefish 409; 2, Dillon 432; 3, Polson 458; 4, Hamilton 472; 5, Frenchtown 479; 6, Corvallis 598. No score: Butte Central.
Top 15 Individuals
Tricia Joyce, Butte Central 80
Courtney Ockler, Frenchtown 91
Gracie Young, Whitefish 94
Dani Flynn, Frenchtown 96
Lindsey Huber, Dillon 97
Holly Hileman, Whitefish 101
Cali Cannon, Polson 102
Melissa Kimp, Hamilton 105
Kiyara McCue, Polson1 105
Kelsy Truman, Dillon 106
Hayley Hileman, Whitefish 106
Megan Archibald, Whitefish 108
Adrianna Pittman, Dillon 109
Liz Roberts, Hamilton 115
Amanda Farley, Polson 116 1 comment