Tricia Joyce defends title, BC boys make state

Tricia Joyce defends title, BC boys make state
Butte Central’s golfer pose for a photo following Saturday’s Western A Divisional tournament Saturday in Hamilton. They are, from left, Tricia Joyce, Megan Michelotti, Tyge Yelenich, Bryan Arnold, Cameron Johnson, Gator Yelenich and Dan McCloskey. (Courtesy photo)

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.

Complete results

Team scores

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

Team scores
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

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  • Debby
    September 25, 2016, 9:06 am

    AWESOME Tricia! Congrats to the boys! I am proud of all of you!


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