ANACONDA – The defending state champion Polson girls picked up where they left by winning the Anaconda Invitational golf tournament on Monday at Old Works Golf Course.
The Pirates posted a team score of 387 to easily outdistance second place Livingston, at 423. Frenchtown was third at 429.
Polson’s Jaylin Kenny, third at the State A meet last season, took medalist honors with a round of 91. Teammate Nicole Clairmont, sixth at state last season, was second with a 94. Frenchtown’s Darby McNally was third at 96.
Anaconda won a more tightly bunched boys’ race with a score of 351. Belgrade was second at 363 and Hamilton was third at 368.
Anaconda’s Caleb Stezner took boys’ medalist honors with a round of 75. Tyler Ferguson of Belgrade was second at 76, followed by Jackson Wagner of Anaconda at 78.
At Old Works Golf Course
Team scores: Anaconda 351, Belgrade 363, Hamilton 368, Polson 370, Frenchtown 407, Livingston 408, Dillon 408, Stevensville 441, Butte Central 444.
Top 10 individuals
Caleb Stetzner, Anaconda 75
Tyler Ferguson, Belgrade 76
Jackson Wagner, Anaconda 78
Bridger Palin, Hamilton 81
Troy Wolfe, Frenchtown 82
(tie) Josh Heath, Hamilton 85
(tie) Ryan Thurman, Polson 85
Shiloh Christofer, Belgrade 86
Alex Killian, Polson 91
Reno Lindesmith, Polson 92
Team scores: Polson 387, Livingston 423, Frenchtown 429, Anaconda 430.
Top 10 individuals
Jaylin Kenny, Polson 91
Nicole Clairmont, Polson 94
Darby McNally, Frenchtown 96
Christal Tokash, Livingston 97
Jessie Hirsch, Belgrade 98
(tie) Peyton Anderson, Polson 101
(tie) Heather Frank, Polson 101
(tie) Alexandra Huber, Anaconda 102
(tie) Lauren Dupuis, Polson 102
(tie) Julia Peterson, Anaconda 104
(tie) Michaela Amunrud, Livingston 104
Stetzner, Copperheads sizzle at Old Works
ANACONDA — Caleb Stetzner started his sophomore season pretty much the same way he started his freshman year.
The Anaconda golfer carded a 3-over-par 75 Monday to win the season-opening Anaconda Invitational at the Old Works.
Stetzner beat Belgrade’s Tyler Ferguson by one shot. Fellow Copperhead Jackson Wagner placed third at 79 as the Copperheads topped the team standings with a 351. That was 12 better than second-place Belgrade.
Butte Central struggled out of the game. Tryston Frey’s 105 was the low BC score.
Tucker Thatcher carded a 90 to lead the Butte High junior varsity team.
Polson’s Jaylin Kenny and Nicole Clairmon finished one-two at 91-94 to lead the Pirates to the team win at 387. Livingston placed a distant second at 423.
Butte Central’s girls didn’t have enough practices in and did not compete.