Whitefish Girls, Polson Boys Take Second at State Golf

Joey Moore of Billings West set a new Class AA state record

By Beacon Staff

The Whitefish High School girls golf team, led by Gracie Young, placed second as a team while the Polson boys, led by Carson McDaniel, also brought home a runner-up trophy last weekend.

Whitefish tallied a team score of 761 to place second behind Sidney, 740. Lewistown was third, 788.

At the Hamilton Golf Club, Young placed eighth, carding 92-89 — 181, and teammate Holly Hileman took ninth, 93-90 — 183. Hayley Hileman was 11th, 89-97—186. Paige Sproul was 27th, 112-99 — 211.

Glendive’s Breilyn Riggin won the individual title, 83-90 — 163.

On the boys side, Polson’s McDaniel tied for third after shooting 79-78 — 157. Polson tallied a team score of 651. Hamilton won on its home course with 637. Laurel was third, 656.

Whitefish’s Brendan Buls tied for 11th, 82-80 — 162.

Polson’s Matt Hobbs tied for ninth, 81-80 — 161. Trey Kelley tied for 11th, 81-81— 162.

Max Toenjes of Hamilton won the individual title, 69-75 — 144.

At the Class AA state tournament in Billings, Glacier’s McKenna Tinseth tied for 12th, 90-81 — 171. The Bozeman girls, led by individual champion Meggie Delaney, claimed the team title with a score of 641. Delaney shot 76-82 — 158.

Flathead’s Becca Knutson was 17th, 91-85 — 176.

On the boys side, Joey Moore of Billings West set a new Class AA state record after shooting 68-66 — 134. Moore, a junior, bested the previous state record of 136 set by Glacier’s Larry Iverson in 2008. It was three strokes off the all-class mark held by Libby’s Ryggs Johnston.

Glacier’s Brayden Aurich was the top local finisher, shooting 77-82 — 159, followed by Flathead’s Rielly Manger, 74-86 — 160.

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