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.

BIGFORK INVITATIONAL

GIRLS

Team scores: Whitefish 386, Columbia Falls 434, Kalispell 435, Libby 488, Thompson Falls 488.

Top individuals

Lisa Winslow, Whitefish

92

Sara Ogle, Kalispell

94

Katie Vonlindern, Whitefish

96

Melissa Hearn, Whitefish

98

Becky Guest, Loyola

99

Lacy Shlegel, Columbia Falls

99

Kelsey Jensen, Whitefish 100
Adria Brieski, Kalispell 102
Victoria Kazmierczak, T. Falls 105
Moe Baker, Columbia Falls 105

BOYS

Team scores: Hamilton 331, Kalispell 337, Whitefish 339, Bigfork 344, Polson 346.

Top individuals

Kody McCowen, Hamilton

73

Logan Lindholm, Kalispell

78

James Dayton, Bigfork 79
Jeff Dooley, Polson

79

Judd McBurney, Ronan

79

Jeremy McChristian, Hamilton

80

Robert Sullivan, Whitefish

80

Nathan Nolen, Frenchtown

81

Mark Shaffer, Columbia Falls

81

Mark Dolven, Whitefish

81

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