Polson Bay hosts varsity golf opener

| August 27, 2020 1:00 AM

The Polson Pirate varsity golf teams hosted their first meet of the season last Thursday at Polson Bay Golf Course.

Fifteen boys and 14 girls competed, representing Polson High School, Corvallis High School and Whitefish High School.

According to course PGA Head Golf Pro Cameron Milton, on the individual girls side Macee Greenwood of Corvallis continued her domination of Western Montana high school golf with a 78 to win by 12 strokes.

Second and third place came from the home team Pirates with senior Ellie Thiel (90) and freshman Ashley Maki (94).

The Corvallis girls won the team side by only two shots over the home team Pirates firing a 403.

For the individual boys, the Whitefish Bulldogs have a newcomer out of Texas, Billy Smith, who makes an already outstanding team better.

Smith fired a 2-under 70 to take medalist honors. Second and third place came out of Whitefish as well with Jonny Nix (72) and defending State A champion Cameron Kahle (77).

The Whitefish boys ran away with the team competition shooting a blistering 297 with all five boys breaking 80.

The Pirates were second with 356. Carson Hupka led Polson with an 81 while Hunter Emerson scored 86.

This past Monday at the Whitefish Invitational, the Whitefish Bulldog boys dominated their home course, but Polson Pirates Torrin Ellis, Hunter Emerson and Ronan Chief Colter Cornwell all forged 84s for a four-way tie with Cornwell netting fifth place in the scorecard playoff.

The Polson Lady Pirate girls took home the team title as well as individual medalist honors as Ellie Thiel shaved five strokes off her game from the previous competition to post an 85. Polson’s Ashley Maki took the silver with 93, while Carly Garrick shaved eight strokes off her previous outing to take the tenth spot.

Ronan Maiden Macao Jackson came in two strokes under the century mark to capture fourth. Fellow Maidens Madyson RunningCrane and Kylee Niemeyer both placed among the top ten in their season debut.

The Mission Mountain Golf Course hosts the Ronan Invitational this Thursday, Aug. 27.

2020 Whitefish Invitational

Whitefish Lake GC, South Course

Monday, Aug. 24

Girls

Top 15 individuals

1, Ellie Thiel (P) 85; 2, Ashley Maki (P) 93; Kendall Reed (W) 95; 4, Macao Jackson (R) 98; 5, Maddie Sramek (W) 99; 6, Anyah Cripe (W) 101; 7, Anna Elm (W) 103; 8, Madyson RunningCrane (R) 104; 9, Kylee Niemeyer (R) 105; 10, Carly Garrick (P) 107; 11, Kylee Siefert (P) 108; 12, Rylee Cole (CF) 110; 13, Kayley Svendsbye (L) 112; 14, Clare Konen (P) 113; Elizabeth Opalka (CF) 115.

Team scores:

POLSON (393) – Ellie Thiel 85, Ashley Maki 93, Carly Garrick 107, Kylee Siefert 108, Clare Konen 113.

WHITEFISH (398) – Kendall Reed 95, Maddie Sramek 99, Anyah Cripe 101, Anna Elm 103.

RONAN (422) – Macao Jackson 98, Madyson RunningCrane 104, Kylee Niemeyer 105, Alyssa PrettyOnTop 115, Aaliyah Decker 144.

COLUMBIA FALLS (518) – Rylee Cole 110, Elizabeth Opalka 115, Eddie Chisholm 142, Emma Cooley 151, Hannah Tyler 167.

LIBBY – Kayley Svendsbye 112, Gabby Fantozzi 148.

Boys

Top 15 individuals:

1, Cameron Kahle (W) 68; 2, Billy Smith (W) 75; 3, Johnny Nix (W) 80; 4, Bjorn Olsen (W) 82; *5, Colter Cornwell (R) 84; 6, Torrin Ellis (P) 84; 7, Hunter Emerson (P) 84; 8, Marcus Kilman (W) 84; 9, Luke Sova (CF), 87; 10, Cody Brothwell (CF) 90; 11, Carson Hupka (P) 91; 12, Christian Lund (P) 92; 13, Cole Cross (P) 94; 14, Troy Alford (R) 94; 15, Lane Clarke (CF) 95.

Team scores:

WHITEFISH (305) – Cameron Kahle 68, Billy Smith 75, Johnny Nix 80, Bjorn Olsen 82, Marcus Kilman 84.

POLSON (351) – Torrin Ellis 84, Hunter Emerson 84, Carson Hupka 91,Christian Lund 92, Cole Cross 94.

RONAN (376) – Colter Cornwell 84, Troy Alford 94, Ruben Couture 98, Sage Coffman 100, Dillon PrettyOnTop 101.

COLUMBIA FALLS (387) – Luke Sova 87, Cody Brothwell 90, Lane Clark 95, Jaeger Mohr 115, Kale Peters 117.

LIBBY (439) – Mason Gotham 98, Landon Haddock 103, Reece Malyevac114, Dylan Buckner 124, Thomas Roark 150.

2020 Polson Triangular

Polson Bay GC

Thursday, August 20

Girls

Top ten individuals:

1, Macee Greenwood (C) 78; 2, Ellie Thiel (P) 90; 3, Ashley Maki (P) 94; 4, Sami Knapp (C) 96; 5, Kendall Reed (W) 97; 6, Anyah Cripe (W) 100; 7, Kylee Siefert (P) 106; 8, Anna Elm (W) 107; 9, Signee Storrud (C) 109; 10, Carly Garrick (P) 115.

Team scores:

CORVALLIS (403) – Macee Greenwood 78, Sami Knapp 96, Signee Storrud 109, Ava Leopold 120.

POLSON (405) – Ellie Thiel 90, Ashley Maki 94, Kylee Siefert 106, Carly Garrick 115, Clare Konen 130.

WHITEFISH (422) – Kendall Reed 97, Anyah Cripe 100, Anna Elm 107, Chloe Cole 118, Tallory Workman 126.

Boys

Top ten individuals:

1, Billy Smith (W) 70; 2, Johnny Nix (W) 72; 3, Cameron Kahle (W) 77; t4, Marcus Kilman (W) 78; t4, Bjorn Olsen (W) 78; 6, Luke Schlimgen (C) 80; 7, Carson Hupka (P) 81; 8, Hunter Emerson (P) 86; t9, Mason Anderson (C) 90; t9, Torrin Ellis (P) 90.

Team scores:

WHITEFISH (297) – Billy Smith 70, Johnny Nix 72, Cameron Kahle 77, Marcus Kilman 78, Bjorn Olsen 78.

CORVALLIS (380) – Luke Schlimgen 80, Mason Anderson 90, Ashton Pintok 100, Bryce Cooper 110, Shane Lachenauer 114.

POLSON (356) – Carson Hupka 81, Hunter Emerson 86, Torrin Ellis 90, Christian Lund 99, Michael Smith 107.