Williams, Joyce, Prigge deliver wins at Fairmont

Williams, Joyce, Prigge deliver wins at Fairmont
Lexi Williams of Butte tees off on No. 10 Wednesday during the Fairmont Invitataional at Fairmont Hot Springs. (Bill Foley photo)

GREGSON — Butte golfers Lexi Williams, Tricia Joyce and Ella Prigge picked up victories at the Fairmont Invitational Wednesday at the Fairmont Hot Springs course.

The tournament was the sixth stop on the South West Montana Junior Golf Tour. (Results)

Joyce, playing solo in the Inbee Park Division for girls 14-15, posted the low girls’ score of the day, carding an 86. Joyce, who has been busy playing in state-level junior tournaments this summer, competed in just her second SWMJGT tournament this summer.

Williams and Prigge posted tie-breaking victories to take over the individual lead in their respective divisions.

Williams shot a 92 to win the Lydia Ko Divison for girls 16-17. She entered the day tied with Helena’s Wes Nehl atop the division standings. Nel placed second at 98.

Prigge shot a 59 over nine holes to win the Lexi Thompson Division for girls 12-13. She beat fellow Butte golfer Kodie Hoagland by two shots. Prigge and Hoagland entered the tournament tied for first place.

Butte’s Kennedy Lean and MacKenzie Finnegan tied for third at 67.

Gabe Pargot of Clancy fired a 79 to win the Jason Day Division for boys 16-17. Helena’s Owen Hathaway took second at 83, followed by Butte’s Will Hoagland at 84.

Houston Green and Isaiah Weldon, who are Nos. 1 and 2 in the division standings, did not compete on Wednesday.

Whitehall golfer Max Feight shot an 84 to extend his lead in the Jordan Spieth Division for boys 14-15. Helena’s Gabe Witham and Stevensville’s Zel Frost tied for second at 84.

Manhattan’s Cullen Visser, the division leader heading into the day, won the Rory McIlroy Division for boys 12-13 with a 45 over nine holes.

Ryder Connor of Hamilton was second at 48, followed by Butte’s Austin Harrington and Dylan Snyder at 52 and 53.

Next up on the nine-stop tour is Monday’s Beaverhead Open in Dillon. The tour will then stop at the Cascade County Junior Golf Dual Aug. 1 in Great Falls before closing with The Old Works Championship in Anaconda on Aug. 8.

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