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Glacier’s Grande Finishes 3rd at AA State Golf

Billings West's Joey Moore broke his own Class AA state record after shooting a six-under 66 on the second day

Glacier High School senior A.J. Grande capitalized on his home-course advantage and placed third at the Class AA state golf tournament at Buffalo Hill.

Grande shot 69-79—148 on Wednesday and tied for third with Rylan Periman of Great Falls, 71-77—148.

Billings West’s Joey Moore broke his own Class AA state record after shooting a six-under 66 on the second day of the tournament and finishing with a 67-66—133. He nearly aced the par 4, 18th hole and settled for an eagle that nabbed the record by one stroke. He set the previous record of 134 a year ago.

Great Falls C.M. Russell won the boys team title.

Flathead’s Sam Elliott shot 79-83—162 and Glacier’s Brayden Aurich shot 78-84—162. Flathead Ezra Epperly carded 90-85—175, Keadan Morisaki was 92-96—188, Spencer Christy was 92-100—192 and Ryan Thomsen was 104-107—211.

Glacier’s state tourney team was rounded out byCaden Willis, 99-98—188; Ethan Purdy, 98-101— 199 and Hunter Watterud, 103-104—207.

On the girls side, Flathead’s Marcella Mercer was all-state after placing ninth, carding 98-92—192. Teammates Cassidy Lavin shot 56-55—111; Maisie Hanson carded 67-59—126; and Sheridan Stroop carded 74-61—135.

Glacier’s Katie Trunkle carded 101-99—200; Hailey Iverson shot 111-101—212; Hannah Iverson shot 132-125—257; Avery Anderson shot 115-112—227 and Reide Barkus shot 136-133—269.

The Class A state golf tournament is Sept. 29-30 in Sidney.

Class AA State Tournament

at Buffalo Hill Golf Club, Kalispell

Par: 72; Yardage: B-6199, G-5279

Final Round

BOYS

Team Scores — 1, C.M. Russell, 603; T2, West, 628; T2, Great Falls, 628; 4, Bozeman, 662; 5, Sentinel, 665; 6, Butte, 668; 7, Senior, 673; 8, Skyview, 686; 9, Glacier, 697; 10, Hellgate, 701; 11, Big Sky, 710; 12, Flathead, 717; 13, Capital 728; 14, Helena, 729.

Individual Top 15 — 1, Joey Moore, West, 67-66­—133 (new Class AA record: Moore, 134, 2016); 2, Duncan Hollar, CMR, 71-75—146; T3, A.J. Grande, Glacier, 69-79—148; T3, Rylan Periman, Great Falls, 71-77—148; 5, Ben Kaul, CMR, 75-74—149; 6, Jack Johnston, Sentinel, 73-78—151; T7, Will Hoagland, Butte, 77-77—154; T7, Tucker Thomas, CMR, 77-77—154; T7, Tucker Pietrykowski, CMR, 75-79—154; T10, Jace Rhodes, West, 83-73—156; T10, Thain Johnson, Great Falls, 78-78—156; 12, J.R. Small, Bozeman, 76-81—157; 13, Connor Mora, Great Falls, 81-78—159; 14, Braxton Humphrey, Senior, 79-81—160; T15, Cody Brunner, Skyview, 87-74—161; T15, Jack Thorsen, Bozeman, 82-79—161; T15, Isaiah Weldon, Butte, 80-81—161.

GIRLS

Team Scores — 1, Bozeman, 649; 2, West, 735; 3, Skyview, 778; 4, Sentinel, 781; 5, Helena, 791; 6, Butte, 793; 7, Senior, 808; 8, Capital, 873; 9, Great Falls, 895; 10, Glacier, 896; T11, Flathead, 937; T11, Big Sky, 937.

Individual Top 15 — 1, Laurel Ward, Bozeman, 76-79—155; 2, Annika Danenhauer, Bozeman, 81-80—161; 3, Kamryn Basye, Bozeman, 82-81—163; 4, Carrie Carpenter, West, 80-86—166; T5, Cora Rosanova, Bozeman, 90-80—170; T5, Emily Garden, Sentinel, 85-85—170; 7, Peyton Kimmel, West, 90-96—186; 8, Ellie Jackson, Bozeman, 93-95—188; 9, Marcella Mercer, Flathead, 98-92—190; T10, Reyla Williams, Helena, 99-92—191; T10, Sev Armstrong, Hellgate, 94-97—191; T12, Kyra Brockhausen, Skyview, 99-93—192; T12, Nevin Larsen, West, 91-101-192; T12, Sadie Starcevich, Butte, 93-99—192; T15, Jalen Wagner, Senior, 96-97—193; T15, Ginny Kerr, Helena, 101-92—193.

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