By Tiffany L. Rehbein
The Taco John's Youth Golf Tour kicked off its 2000 season at Beaver Creek Golf Course on Thursday, with two Havre natives claiming gold medals.
In the boys' 13-14-year-old division, Chazz Hurlburt fired an 87 and placed first at the meet.
In the boys' 15-17-year-old division, Jason Johnstone fired a 79, the lowest score on the day, and placed first.
Johnstone, a member of the Havre Blue Pony golf team, was an All-State selection this season, his sophomore year.
Michael Erickson of Havre placed second with a 95 in the boys' 11-12-year-old division.
Haley Donoven of Havre finished third in the girls' 11-14-year-old division.
In the girls' 15-17-year-old group, Jessica Sande fired a 94 and placed second, while Julie Wagner fired a 101 and placed third.
Sixty-nine participants filled the cool and windy course at the tournament.
The next tour stop will be at Chinook, on Thurs., June 15.
11-12 1, Gordon Webb, Mal, 87; 2, Michael Erickson, Hav, 95; 3, Bryan Moore, She, 99.
13-14 1, Chazz Hurlburt, Hav, 87; 2, Jesse Anderson, FB, 88; 3, Joey Zahara, GF, 89.
15-17 1, Jason Johnstone, Hav, 79; 2, Mark Slade, Mal, 82; 3, Tim Van Swearingen, GF, 83.
11-14 1, Sadie Russell, She; 2, Jamie Nikel, She; 3, Haley Donoven, Hav.
15-17 1, Krystal Robins, She, 93; 2, Jessica Sande, Hav, 94; 3, Julie Wagner, Hav, 101.