Class A State golf at Old Works — first round

State A Golf

at Old Works G.C.

Friday, Sept. 28

GIRLS

Par 72, 5,348-yards

Team scores

1, Polson 356. 2, Laurel 384. 3, Whitefish 396. 4, Park Co. 409. 5, Anaconda 411. 6, Fergus Co. 421. 7, Beaverhead Co. 437. 8, Dawson Co. 487.

 

Top 15 individuals

Jaylin Kenney            Pol            80

Christal Tokash            Park            82

Erin Tabish            WF            84

Carlee Hart            Lau            84

Morgan O’Neil            Lau            88

Nicole Clairmont            Pol            91

Peyton Anderson            Pol            91

Megan Ryan            Cus            92

Anna Digiallonardo            Pol            94

Kristen Cottom            Bea            95

McKennah Emmerich            CF            96

Simone Craft            WF            97

Boston Swensen            Hav            97

Marlee Thomas            Fer            98

Sydney Smith                        Fer            98

 

Team results

POLSON (356) — Jaylin Kenney 80, Nicole Clairmont 91, Anna Digiallonardo 94, Peyton Anderson 91, Laurn Dupuis 107.

LAUREL (384) — Carlee Hart 84, Morgan O’Neil 88, Jennifer Vann 105, Jamie Badgett 107, Madi Tucker 115.

WHITEFISH (396) — Erin Tabish 84, Simone Craft 97, Malia Morris 103, Lauren Cogdill 112, Georgia Donaldson 121.

ANACONDA (411) — McKenah Blume 99, Ali Huber 102, Julia Peterson 103, Emily Morley 107, Melanie Galle 111.

BEAVERHEAD COUNTY (437) — Kristen Cottom 95, Taylor Nelson 102, Kelsey Peterson 107, Casawndra Page 133.

PARK COUNTY — Christal Tokash 82, Michaela Amunrud 106, Jamie Cahoon 108, Kaycee Keegan 117, Rosie Luce 113.

FERGUS — Sydney Smith 98, Marlee Thomas 98, Hannah Thomas 106, Jenn Monger 119, Dani Birdwell 129.

DAWSON COUNTY — Brooke Herring 114, Amanda Mittlestadt 118, Allie Mittlestadt 120, Montana Pollette 135.

 

BELGRADE (n/s) — Jessie Hirsch 107, Leighton Hirsch 102, Cheyenne Monger 106.

BILLINGS CENTRAL (n/s) — Mackenzie Redman 110.

BROWNING (n/s) — Madison Blass 99, Darby McNally 100, Jamil McNally 113.

BUTTE CENTRAL (n/s) — Regan Weldon 118.

COLUMBIA FALLS (n/s) — McKenna Emmerich 96, Morgan Love 108, Britney Cotton 127.

CUSTER COUNTY (n/s) — Megan Ryan 92, Jamie Burman 102, Katie Brewer 116.

HAMILTON (n/s) — Mishaila Conway 108, Meg Maclean 116, Sydni Rose 118, Alyssa Heath 116, Annie Carroll 138.

HARDIN (n/s) — Harity Ratliff 122.

HAVRE (n/s) — Boston Swensen 97.

SIDNEY (n/s) — Kennedi Sheehan 106, Nicole Moore 128.

 

 

BOYS

Par-72, 6,776-yards

Team scores

1, Belgrade 322. 2, Whitefish 323. 3, Custer County 333. 4, Sidney 339. 5, Hamilton 341. 6, Anaconda 349. 7, Frenchtown 365. 8, Havre 366.

 

Top 15 individuals

Paul Brannan            Sid            74

Bobby Frank            Sid            74

Art Doorn            WF            75

Cam Caraveau            BLC            76

William McFarland            Cus            76

Caleb Stetzner            Ana            77

Zach Klonsinski            Bel            77

Austin Stowell            Bel            78

Kyle Lubke            Ham            79

Taylor Dowdy            Ham            79

Troy Wolff            Fre            80

Hayden Congdon            Pol            80

Kyle Barron            WF            80

Tyler Ferguson            Bel            80

 

Team results

BELGRADE (322) — Zach Konsinski 77, Austin Stowell 78, Tyler Ferguson 80, Dylan Livingston 87, Andrew Donaldson 90.

WHITEFISH (323) — Art Doorn 75, Kyle Barron 80, Cooper Donahue 83, Cooper Olson 85, Cody Olson 97.

CUSTER COUNTY (333) — William McFarland 76, Bryce Anderson 82, Chase Gunther 85, Jarrett Gunther 90, Bryan Claypool 109.

SIDNEY (339) — Bobby Frank 74, Paul Brannan 74, Connor Frank 90, Tristan Potts 103, Jakup Moore 101.

HAMILTON (341) — Kyle Lubke 79, Taylor Dowdy 79, Josh Heath 85, Bridger Palin 98, Riley Della Silva 103.

ANACONDA (349) — Caleb Stetzner 77, Jackson Wagner 85, Jordan Noyd 89, Geoff Dierenfeldt 98, Jade Green 107.

FRENCHTOWN (365) — Troy Wolff 80, Chris Delaney 90, Derek Jones 92, Brandon Lark 131, Brad Walch 103.

HAVRE (366) — Spencer Ross 89, Jerod Boles 91, Jeff Miller 93, Drew Ramsey 98, David Denny 93.

 

 

BEAVERHEAD COUNTY (n/s) — Carson Turner 105.

BILLINGS CENTRAL (n/s) — Cam Caraveau 76, Jackson Boos 108.

BUTTE CENTRAL (n/s) — Cal Hollow 82, Derek Ralph 83, Jack Gallagher 98.

COLUMBIA FALLS (n/s) — Gabe Love 108, Henry Chisholm 98.

DAWSON COUNTY (n/s) — Gavin McPherson 83, Hadyn Pettersen 88, Zach Palmer 88, Blake Stanhope 89.

FERGUS COUNTY (n/s) — Jesse Kynett 85, Tyrell Walter 87, Preston Kynett 90.

LAUREL (n/s) — Dylan Meccage 81, Shawn Nardella 81, Jake DuFresne 83.

LIBBY (n/s) — Morgan Wilkins 89, Jonny Cielak 93, Quinn Sullivan 96.

PARK COUNTY (n/s) — Colton Oppelt 95, Nick Bragg 100.

POLSON (n/s) — Hayden Congdon 80, Ryan Thurman 94.

STEVENSVILLE (n/s) — Jace Omlid 96, Spencer Grooms 102, Corbin Disney 88.

 

Walsh aces all four Par-3s at Anaconda Country Club

Most golfers never get to experience the exhiliaration of hitting the perfect golf shot even once. Anaconda’s Gene Walsh, on the other hand, is the exception to that rule.

Standing on his nemesis, the Par-3 11th last Thursday during the annual Seniors Club Championship at Anaconda Country Club, Walsh accomplished what may never be equalled again.

With his trusty 5-wood in hand — a club that has quite the history in itself — Walsh aced the 171-yarder witnessed by playing partners Mickey McKenna and MaryLynn McKenna.

“That hole drives me nuts,” the 86-year-old retired Smelter and Arbiter employee said afterwards. “(No.) 11 destroys my score a lot of the times.”

If it were just his first hole-in-one at 86 it would be remarkable. However, with his latest feat of excellence, Walsh has now aced all four Par-3s at the ACC, a mark that will likely never be duplicated.

“I think the greatest part about it is that I’ve had ‘em on all different holes,” Walsh said. “I don’t know if that will happen ever again.”

Ten years ago, the club he used for his latest ace was rescued by his grandson after it was broke in half and thrown into the creek while he was caddying for a man in Great Falls. Walsh got his hands on the broken Titleist 5-wood and had Torney re-shaft it.

Indeed, Walsh has proven the old addage “one man’s garbage is another man’s treasure” to be the perfect elixer for his domination of the short holes at ACC.

Walsh began golfing after he returned from his 22-month service in the Army in 1946, and made a life in Anaconda ever since.

Walsh took a while to hit his first hole-in-one, knocking in the first ace on No. 8 on June 13, 1990. His next came five years later, acing No. 2 on Aug. 29, 1995. A year later, he conquered No. 17 on Aug. 15, 1996.

Walsh, a longtime member of the ACC, still resides in the Smelter City with his wife of 53 years, Peggy (Garrity).