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Loyola boys open four-stroke lead

SHELBY - The Missoula Loyola boys took a four-stroke lead in a tightly bunched field at the state Class B golf tournament at Marias Valley Golf and Country Club Tuesday.

The Rams, led by Chris Galiher's round of 78, posted an 18-hole score of 327, four strokes better than Conrad and Manhattan. Cut Bank is another seven strokes back at 338. Nine teams are within 20 strokes of the lead.

The tournament will conclude Wednesday.

The Columbus girls opened a comfortable 20-stroke lead after Tuesday's play. The Cougars compiled a round of 363. Three Forks is next at 383 followed by Ennis at 398. Superior, at 10th, is the top team from western Montana.

Results after the first round of the state Class Bg olf tournament, being played at the Marias Valley Golf Club:


Team scores: Missoula Loyola 327, Conrad 331, Manhattan 331, Cut Bank 338,Columbus 339, Frenchtown 339, Three Forks 341, Shelby 343, Roundup346, Fort Benton 357, Superior 364, Deer Lodge 365, Malta 367,Plentywood 367, Chinook 375, Choteau 376, Baker 377, Forsyth 378,Seeley Swan 381, Red Lodge 382, Shepherd 384, Huntley Project 386,Fairfield 388, Townsend 394, Ennis 403, Thompson Falls 409, Plains419, Wolf Point 429, Troy 432

Top individuals

Trevor Matz, Cut Bank….. 74

Mike Rider, Manhattan….. 77

Andrew Olson, Shelby….. 77

Chris Galiher, Missoula Loyola….. 78

Nathan Nowlen, Frenchtown….. 79

Akku Acharya, Columbus….. 80

ared Robinson, Conrad….. 81

Gavin McCourt, Missoula Loyola….. 81

Broc Criswell, Roundup….. 81

Andy Hessen, Three Forks….. 81

Brandon Wendland, Three Forks….. 81


Team scores: Columbus 363, Three Forks 383, Ennis 398, Fort Benton 404,Conrad 405, Shelby 406, Plentywood 423, Glasgow 424, Big Timber433, Forsyth 434, Superior 450, Townsend 456, Plains 456, Choteau462, Deer Lodge 514, Frenchtown 528

Top Individuals

Jasi Acharya, Columbus….. 75

Tiffany Quale, Plains….. 90

Carlie Breen, Three Forks…..90

Jennifer Orcutt, Conrad….. 91

Becky Guest, Missoula Loyola….. 91

Victoria Kazmierczak, Thompson Falls….. 91

Jodi Davison, Columbus….. 92

Mandy McKay, Ennis….. 92

Julie Clifford, Forsyth…..92

Kelsey Judisch, Conrad…..93

Lindsey Somers, Fort Benton…..93

Miranda Sundsted, Plentywood…..93

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