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Bigfork Girls Finish Third at State Golf Tournament

Two Valkyries place in top eight to secure team trophy

Isabella Santistevan and Carly Stodghill both placed in the top 10 and the Bigfork High School girls golf team took home a trophy following a third-place finish at the Class B state golf tournament at Canyon River Golf Club in Missoula May 14-15.

The Valkyries finished with a two-day score of 826, comfortably ahead of fourth-place finisher Columbus (860). Missoula Loyola-Sacred Heart (728) won the team title, followed by Shelby (768).

Santistevan, a junior, carded rounds of 88 and 87 to finish sixth overall at 175, with Stodghill (92-90—182) seven strokes back in eighth place. MacKenzie Holton (118-115—233) and Hattie Emslie (120-116—236) were Bigfork’s other two scoring golfers.

Sacred Heart’s Katie Fagg won the individual title, shooting 74-82—156 on the par-72 course and carding the lowest round each day. Shelby’s Skyler Martin (77-84—161) was second, followed by Fairfield’s Emma Woods (77-85—162).