CMR girls, Great Falls boys capture crowns
CMR girls, Great Falls boys capture crowns

Anderson and Fritz take boys' field

All it took for the Great Falls boys to win the Missoula Invitational Saturday was a couple of great performances from their two best golfers.

The Bison, led by Scott Anderson and Ryan Fritz, shot a second day total of 300 to pull away from Great Falls Russell and win the team title on the boys' side of the tournament at Larchmont Golf Course.

Great Falls shot a two-day total of 617 to 624 of the second-place Rustlers. The two teams came into the day tied at 317.

Anderson won the individual championship by firing a 70 in the second round, giving him a 36-hole score of 144. Fritz also scored a 70 on day two and finished one stroke behind Anderson at 145.

"I played pretty good," said Anderson, the two-time defending Class AA state champion. "I hit the ball well all day long and made some good putts. It was a pretty solid day."

The CMR girls held on to their first-day lead by shooting a second round score of 367 across the street at the Missoula Country Club. The Rustlers' Eileen Spindler shot an 88 for a 169 total to win the individual title.

Anderson came into the day trailing Missoula Sentinel's Adam Hober by a stroke, but gained the lead Saturday on the sixth hole. Anderson had a par on the hole and never gave up the lead after that.

"Our goal was to shoot 300 today and that's exactly what we did. We talked about it this morning," Great Falls coach Bob Dolder said. "Scott Anderson and Ryan Fritz both shot 70s today. We also had a sophomore (Eric Berg) step up in his first tournament and shoot a 79 today, and had another sophomore (Bobby Nebel) with an 81."

Mike Hanson of CMR joined Anderson and Fritz with a second-round score of 70. Hanson finished with a 150, good for third overall. Teammate Noah Wolf placed fourth at 151, while Hober, who shot a 79 on Saturday, took fifth with 152.

Not even using nine strokes on the par-five 18th hole could take the lead away from Spindler, who defeated Helena's Devon Newell and Great Falls' Kylie Anderson by four strokes for the title.

"I was playing all right until the last hole. I kind of choked," said the junior. "Other than that I thought I played pretty well."

Toni Bickford of Butte equaled her first day score of 89 for a 178, good for third place. Kelsey Jensen of Whitefish shot a 181, while Russell's Cody Caouettte registered a 181 to round out the top five.

"Whitefish has been winning this tournament for as long as we've been coming to it," CMR coach Jerry Kuntz said of his team's win. "This is really something for us to beat the Whitefish girls. They've been to top team in the state, whether it be Class A or AA."

BOYS

At Larchmont Golf Course and Missoula Country Club

Team scores: Great Falls 617, Great Falls Russell 624, Kalispell 640, Sentinel 644, Whitefish 649, Big Sky 650, Helena 652, Hamilton 655, Hellgate 659, Butte 669, Loyola 676, Stevensville 681, Capital 691, Frenchtown 704, Seeley-Swan 807.

Top individuals

Scott Anderson, Great Falls 74-70-144

Ryan Fritz, Great Falls 75-70-145

Mike Hanson, C.M. Russell 80-70-150

Noah Wolf, C.M. Russell 77-74-151

Adam Hober, Sentinel 73-79-152

Seth Jamison, Helena 78-75-153

Logan Lindholm, Kalispell 76-77-153

Jason Burnett, Hellgate 75-79-154

Marcus Williams, Big Sky 79-76-155

Nate Nowlen, Frenchtown 78-77-155

Team summaries

GREAT FALLS (317-300-617) - Scott Anderson 74-70-144, Ryan Fritz 75-70-145, Eric Berg 84-79-163, Bobby Nebel 84-81-165, Tim Van Swearingen 87-82-169.

C.M. RUSSELL (317-307-624) - Mike Hanson 80-70-150, Noah Wolf 77-74-151, Brian Murray 79-84-163, Tom Highfill 81-79-160, Brian Mattocks 86-84-170.

KALISPELL (319-321-640) - Logan Lindholm 76-77-153, Casey Keyser 77-84-161, Ryan Linnell 81-82-163, Scott Cowan 85-78-163, David Engle 90-86-176.

SENTINEL (322-322-644) - Adam Hober 73-79-152, Brad Solander 79-80-159, Troy Peissig 81-81-162, Travis Roy 89-83-172, Jordan Heitz 90-82-172.

WHITEFISH (332-317-649) - Mark Dolven 85-74-159, Brandann Rohrer 82-81-163, James Melcer 83-82-165, Robert Sullivan 87-80-167, Kyle Duty 82-87-169.

BIG SKY (330-320-650) - Marcus Williams 79-76-155, Cody Bradford 81-81-162, Jesse Jochinsen 87-78-165, Jason Braun 83-85-168, Casey Lalonde 87-87-174.

HELENA (325-327-652) - Seth Jamison 78-75-153, Justin Wigen 77-84-161, Nathan Miller 84-83-167, Casey Ericksen 86-88-174, Francis Carson 91-85-176.

HAMILTON (329-326-655) - Kody McCowen 76-80-156, Jeremy McChristian 82-84-166, Tyson Woods 87-82-169, Peter Crane 93-80-173, Mitch Goosey 84-91-175.

HELLGATE (336-323-659) - Jason Burnett 75-79-154, Micah Lamar 82-79-161, Jeff Hays 88-80-168, Brendan Harrington 96-85-181, Aaron Ranf 91-95-186.

BUTTE (346-323-669) - Josh Peterson 81-79-160, Shawn Fredrickson 85-78-163, Gabe McCormick 90-83-173, Zack Brown 90-83-173, Chris Benski 92-84-176.

LOYOLA (334-342-676) - Chris Galiher 81-79-160, Matt Pritchard 78-88-166, Gavin McCourt 87-84-171, Kurt Bray 88-91-179, Ryan Hickey 92-WD.

STEVENSVILLE (344-337-681) - Jamie Tadvick 84-78-162, Ryan Kidder 85-83-168, Dane Anderson 91-85-176, Barry Griffin 92-91-183, Tyson Johnson 84-WD.

CAPITAL (361-330-691) - Steven Honzel 85-88-173, Shane Tillo 88-76-164, Nick Dietzen 93-85-178, Mike McMahon 95-86-181, Chase Basta 97-83-180.

FRENCHTOWN (358-346-704) - Nate Nowlen 78-77-155, Dan Lande 87-82-169, Tom Aquino 96-95-191, Brent Schwartznall 97-93-190, Damon White Thunder 98-94-192.

SEELEY-SWAN (403-404-807) - Chad Gehrke 93-97-190, Ryan Plum 98-97-195, Tony Hendricks 103-99-202, Ladd Gordon 109-111-220, Chris Diamond 115-112-227.

GIRLS

At Larchmont Golf Course and Missoula Country Club

Team scores: C.M. Russell 729, Whitefish 752, Great Falls 763, Sentinel 771, Butte 804, Helena 841, Kalispell 861, Hellgate 872, Loyola 885, Big Sky 912, Hamilton 1000.

Top individuals

Eileen Spindler, C.M. Russell 81-88-169

Devon Newell, Helena 85-88-173

Kylie Anderson, Great Falls 88-85-173

Toni Bickford, Butte 89-89-178

Kelsey Jensen, Whitefish 95-86-181

Cody Caouette, C.M. Russell 94-88-182

Lisa Winslow, Whitefish 96-87-183

Tara Tronson, Great Falls 96-88-184

Sally Henderson, C.M. Russell 91-94-185

Sarah Paulson, Sentinel 88-97-187

Team summaries

C.M. RUSSELL (362-367-729) - Eileen Spindler 81-88-169, Cody Caouette 94-88-182, Sally Henderson 91-94-185, Theresa Newman 96-98-194, Leah Huttinger 111-97-208.

WHITEFISH (384-368-752) - Kelsey Jensen 95-86-181, Lisa Winslow 96-87-183, Katie VonLindern 93-96-189, Melissa Hearn 100-99-199, Ashley Mason 108-103-211.

GREAT FALLS (388-375-763) - Kylie Anderson 88-85-173, Tara Tronson 96-88-184, Rachel Maki 99-98-197, Jessica Harold 107-104-211, Carlie Hall 105-111-216.

SENTINEL (387-384-771) - Sarah Paulson 88-97-187, Darcy Snowden 98-94-192, Maddie Schroeder 101-91-192, Jillie Crevar 100-102-202, Eva Davis 106-108-214.

BUTTE (399-405-804) - Toni Bickford 89-89-178, Angie McCloskey 98-100-198, Britney Obstar 107-104-211, Brooke Konen 105-112-217, Andrea Noonan 119-118-237.

HELENA (430-411-841) - Devon Newell 85-88-173, Tiffany Marxer 107-109-216, Christina Rohlk 119-105-224, Amy Egan-Klinkel 119-109-228, Maggie Steffaus 124-120-244.

KALISPELL (425-436-861) - Adria Brieske 96-105-201, Hanna Thies 105-100-205, Lisa Walterskirchen 114-110-224, Lexie Bianchi 110-121-231.

HELLGATE (432-440-872) - Corey Shott 95-98-193, Margeret McNab 107-114-221, Morgan York 115-113-228, Christine Rasmussen 115-115-230, Erin Schwisow 118-121-239.

LOYOLA (452-433-885) - Becky Guest 104-100-204, Callie Monroe 113-108-221, Jackie Kirscher 111-118-229, Stephanie Whaley 124-107-231, Heather Phillips 145-133-278.

BIG SKY (466-446-912) - Kinsey Zimet 97-91-188, Amanda Woolley 105-103-208, Christina Morris 121-110-231, Sonja Conley 143-142-285, Kortni Simkins 168-166-334.

HAMILTON (494-506-1000) - Haley Goosey 118-114-232, Lindsay Whelehon 119-124-243, Tara Petersen 120-138-258, Laura Rummel 137-135-272, Trisha Kunkel 143-133-276.

HELENA CAPITAL (NS) - Hilary Ditzinger 98-100-198, Riann Gillespie 104-102-206, Lindsey Dundas 126-131-257.

SEELEY-SWAN (NS) - Megan Eustauce 133-129-262, Jane Eustauce 133-130-263, Lara Parker 118-WD.

STEVENSVILLE (NS) - Margaux Alvarez 107-98-205, Allie Bethel 126-114-240.

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