By Tiffany L. Rehbein
The Class A and underclassmen were represented well on the boys' side at the Montana All-Star Invitational golf tournament held at the Valley View Golf Club in Bozeman on Friday.
Nick Obie of Havre fired a 141 and placed second. The sophomore shot a 70-71 on the 36 holes, and finished runner-up behind freshman Colt VanDewerker of Billings Central, who tied the course record for the meet with a 140.
Havre's Lisa Wagner, a senior, fired a 92-50-142 on the course. The final nine holes were cancelled due to rain.
Junior Megan McDonald of Bozeman fired a 76-40-116 and upset defending champion Brianne Woods of Laurel for the girls' title.
The top two finishers from Classes AA-A-B-C were invited to play at the tournament.
Four at-large spots were also filled with some third-place state finishers. Nine boys and 11 girls participated.
Obie placed second at the state Class A golf meet, while Polson's Jeff Dooley took the gold.
Dooley fired a 77-81-158 and finished seventh at the all-star tournament.
Wagner placed third at state behind Woods and Amber Griffith of Miles City. Griffith placed third at the all-star meet, shooting an 82-42-124.
Class A Havre, Class AA C.M. Russell, and Class C St. Regis sent both a boy and a girl, while Class A Miles City sent two girls to the meet.
1, Colt VanDewerker, BC, fr, 72-68-140 (tied course record); 2, Nick Obie, Hav, so, 70-71-141; 3, Mike Hanson, CMR, fr, 70-75-145; 4, Andy Hessen, TForks, 73-75-148; 5, Josh Peterson, Butte, jr, 80-73-153; 6, Craig Revier, Plains, sr, 82-73-155; 7, Jeff Dooley, Pol, 77-81-158; 8, Chase Simmons, Broc, sr, 78-83, 161; 9, Scott McLinden, St. Reg, jr, 82-81-163.
1, Megan McDonald, Boz, jr, 76-40-116; 2, Brianne Woods, Lau, sr, 77-42-119; 3, Amber Griffith, MC, sr, 82-42-124; 4, Jasi Acharya, Col, so, 85-40-125; 5, Eileen Spindler, CMR, jr, 85-42-127; 6, Ashley Griffith, MC, 87-41-128; 7, Devon Newell, Hel, 85-46-141; 8, Lisa Winslow, WF, sr, 88-47-135; 9, Lisa Wagner, Hav, 92-50-142; 10, Amanda Schulte, BTimber, sr, 96-51-147; 11, Jacque Stevens, St. Reg, jr., 101-43-149.