Missoulian Golf roundup
BIGFORK - Four consecutive birdies on the front nine powered Hamilton's Kody McCowen to the individual title at the Bigfork Invitational at Eagle Bend Golf Club on Friday.
McCowen, a sophomore, completed the front nine with a 33 before finishing with a 73, five strokes better than Kalispell's Logan Lindholm. The Broncs' Jeremy McChristian placed sixth to help his team top the field of five.
The Whitefish girls won their second straight tournament, placing their entire team in the top seven spots with Lisa Winslow bringing home medalist honors. The Bulldogs, who won the Hamilton Invitational Thursday, secured three of the top four spots and finished with 386 points, 48 better than Columbia Falls.
Winslow held off Kalispell's Sara Ogle by two strokes to capture the individual crown. Whitefish's Katie Vonlindern and Melissa Hearn followed in the third and fourth slots.
Only 15 strokes separated the boys' race, with Hamilton leading the way with 331. Kalispell slipped into second with 337 and Whitefish was third with 339. Bigfork and Polson filled the last two spots, respectively.
In Butte, the Deer Lodge boys placed eighth in the Butte Central Invitational at Highland View Golf Course.
The Dillon boys and Butte High girls won the team titles.
Deer Lodge's Jeromey Burke tied for fourth with a score of 74. Other Deer Lodge scores were J.T. Gilman at 83, Tony Scharf at 87, Mike Hunter at 95 and Jason Harris at 102.
Deer Lodge's Amber Jenkins was 10th on the girls' side with 99.
Team scores: Whitefish 386, Columbia Falls 434, Kalispell 435, Libby 488, Thompson Falls 488.
|Lisa Winslow, Whitefish||
|Sara Ogle, Kalispell||
|Katie Vonlindern, Whitefish||
|Melissa Hearn, Whitefish||
|Becky Guest, Loyola||
|Lacy Shlegel, Columbia Falls||
|Kelsey Jensen, Whitefish||100|
|Adria Brieski, Kalispell||102|
|Victoria Kazmierczak, T. Falls||105|
|Moe Baker, Columbia Falls||105|
Team scores: Hamilton 331, Kalispell 337, Whitefish 339, Bigfork 344, Polson 346.
|Kody McCowen, Hamilton||
|Logan Lindholm, Kalispell||
|James Dayton, Bigfork||79|
|Jeff Dooley, Polson||
|Judd McBurney, Ronan||
|Jeremy McChristian, Hamilton||
|Robert Sullivan, Whitefish||
|Nathan Nolen, Frenchtown||
|Mark Shaffer, Columbia Falls||
|Mark Dolven, Whitefish||