For the second time in as many weeks, the Havre High boys and girls golf teams really found the East Glacier Lodge Golf Course to their liking.
Last Saturday, the Blue Ponies were back in East Glacier for the Browning Invitational, where both the Pony boys and girls finished first among tough teams from Browning and Libby.
On the boys side, Havre High freshmen Jerod Boles and Jeff Miller each shot 88, which put them in a three-way tie for the low round of the day. Officially, Boles finished second and Miller was third on the day.
“These two players are getting serious playing time and showing the league that they are here to play,” HHS head coach McKinsey Rodriguez said of Boles and Miller.
Overall, seven Pony boys shot individual Top 10 scores, with senior David Denny shooting a 100 for sixth place and senior Spencer Ross carding a 102 for seventh. Fellow senior Ramsey Drew with drew, but the HHS varsity still put up a 378 team score which was tops in the field.
The Havre junior varsity squad also did well.
Chris Steinmetz shot a stellar 94 which put him in fourth place in the Top 10. Austin Christiansen shot 109 to place 8th and Trey Scofield posted a 110 for 10th place overall. Other Havre JV scores included, Brad Bender at 100, Chance Pitkanen at 113, Jacob Holden at 124, Jesse Lieberg at 116, Kody Hickman at 121, Aaron Erickson at 139, Garret Dolezal at 132 and Garrett Hentchel at 134.
The Blue Pony girls dominated the East Glacier field for a second straight week with the Pony varsity team posting a first-place 401. Boston Swensen came in first again with a 91, while Katie Beck was fifth with a 100. Randi Gabrielsen shot a solid 104 for sixth, while fellow freshman Peyton Howard scored a 106 for seventh. Junior Dani Murphy finished in 10th with a 113 as all of the Ponies placed in the Top 10. Julie Kadrmas 135, Dani Friede 120 and Taylor McLain 129 for the HHS JV’s.
“Katie beck tied her personal best and is starting to get into a rhythm on the course,” Rodriguez said. “The two freshmen Randi Gabrielsen and Payton Howard are also becoming veteran varsity players. Dani Murphy is adding leadership to the team and still placing in the top ten of the tournament. This girls team is the best I have seen in the last 3 years.”
The Blue Pony golf teams will have another busy week, first heading to Lewistown for the Lewistown Invitational on Friday, then returning home to host the Havre Invitational Saturday at Beaver Creek Golf Course.