WEST GLACIER — Glacier’s junior varsity teams were able to hold off a charge from the Flathead JV and Columbia Falls’ varsity squads to win both the boys and girls legs of the Columbia Falls Invitational Tuesday at Glacier View Golf Club.
The Wolfpack boys, which had four top 10 percormances, led by Riley Nelson, who finished third with a 14-over-par 83. Cody Decker (seventh, 95), Hayden Schleep (seventh, 95) and Nick Vanderbeek (10th, 97) each led to the team score of 367, two strokes better than Flathead’s “Black” JV team.
The black squad was led by Ascher Kornick, who finished second with a 78. Russel Jensen finished fourth with an 88 and Toth Menendez finished fifth to lead the orange team with a 91.
Columbia Falls’ Gabe Love won the event, shooting a 77.
Glacier’s Mckenna Tinseth led the girls flight with a 97. She was three shots better than teammate Tacey Howe, who finished second. The Glacier girls shot 437 as a team.
Olivia Peterson was the top finisher for the Columbia Falls girls, shooting a 108. Flathead didn’t bring a girls team to the event.
This was the second tournament hosted by Columbia Falls in as many days, wrapping up an invite in Ronan on Monday. The Wildcats and ’Kats host their next tournament as well, this time closer to home. They’ll get back on the course on Sept. 9 to host an invite at Meadow Lake Resort.
Columbia Falls Invitational
At Glacier View Golf Club
Par 69 (35-34)
Team Scores: Glacier JV 367, Flathead JV Black 369, Columbia Falls 379, Flathead JV Orange 397.
Top 10: Gabe Love, CF, 77, Ascher Kornick, FHB, 78, Riley Nelson, GLR, 83, Russel Jensen, FHB, 88, Toth Menendez, FHO, 91; Joey Tamburelli, CF, 94; Cody Decker, GLR, 95; Hayden Schleep, GLR, 95; Grant Wallace, CF, 95; Nick Vanderbeek, GLR, 97.
Team Scores: Glacier JV 437, Columbia Falls 453.
Top 10: Mckenna Tinseth, GLR, 97; Tacey Howe, GLR, 100; Olivia Peterson, CF, 108; Baylee Brinton, CF, 113; Britney Cotton, CF, 114; Gabi Mammana, GLR, 114; Shay LeFebvre, CF, 119; Jackie Stenberg, GLR, 126; Darian Wood, GLR, 134.