By Tiffany L. Rehbein
The Chinook Sugarbeeters' golf team got a warm-up for the Havre Invitational when they dualed with the Havre Blue Ponies at the Beaver Creek Golf Course on Monday.
"It was a chance to invite the Chinook kids up to play our course before the invitational," Havre head coach Keith Evenson said.
Sophomore Nick Obie led the Blue Ponies with a team-low 36 on the nine-hole course. Sophomore Jason Johnstone shot a 40, while classmate Kyle Sheppard fired a 41. No team scores were kept.
"I don't think they shot as well as they were capable of shooting," Evenson said. "The weather was perfect. The kids were not playing their game."
Senior Lucas Paugh led the Sugarbeeters with a 40, followed by Mike Kellam with a 43, and Tyler Oemcke, who fired a 47.
On the girls' side, senior Lisa Wagner fired a 51. Jessica Sande shot a 58, and Jenni Solomon shot a 60.
Jessica Kauffman, the lone Chinook girl, shot a 53.
The same day at the Chinook Golf Course, Havre JV, Malta, Chinook JV, and Rocky Boy played nine holes.
The Blue Pony boys led the way, placing in the top three spots.
John Johnstone had a low 40, while Eric Holden and Doug Ireland each shot a 41.
Matt Felt shot a 43, Eric Lipp a 44, Chris McIntosh and JR Morse a 44, and Dallas Crossley shot a 48 to round out the top 10 for Havre.
Rusty Satterfield of Chinook had a team-low 52. Ed Cuerth was not far behind with a 54.
On the girls' side, Havre's Julie Wagner had a low 48 to lead the way. Wagner will compete in her first varsity matchup on Saturday at the Havre Invitational. Mikayla Veis of Havre was second with a 51.
Desiree Sutherland of Rocky Boy shot a 64 to lead the Morning Stars. Rocky Boy is in its first year with a girls' golf team. Rocky Boy's Nora Corcoran shot a 73. Lauren Corcoran shot a 73 and Jolene Small shot a 74 to round out the Morning Stars' roster.
Chinook's Nora Johnen shot a 73 to lead the Sugarbeeters. Bethany Bevolden of Chinook shot an 87.
All teams will be competing at the Havre Invitational at the Beaver Creek Golf Course on Saturday.
Havre varsity results
Nick Obie 36; Jason Johnstone 40; Kyle Sheppard, 41; Kevin Harada, 42; Troy Toner, 43; Kyle Lammerding, 45; Josh Knudson, 47.
Lisa Wagner, 51; Jessica Sande, 58; Jenni Solomon, 60.
Chinook varsity results
Lucas Paugh, 40; Mike Kellam, 43; Tyler Oemcke, 47; George Metzger, 47; T.J. Murray, 48; Kyle Doney, 48; Troy Omsberg, 49; Jimmy Steyee, 49; Kent Hansen, 53.
Jessica Kauffman, 53.
Chinook Golf Course (JV) results
1, John Johnstone, Hav, 40; 2, Eric Holden, Hav, 41; 2, Doug Ireland, Hav, 41; 4, Nathan Robinson, Mal, 42; 4, Jesse Brown, Mal, 42; 6, Matt Felt, Hav, 43; 7, Eric Lipp, Hav, 44; 7, Chris McIntosh, Hav, 44; 7, JR Morse, Hav, 44; 10, Dallas Crossley, Hav, 48; 11, Eric Ward, Hav, 49; 11, Ben Kaluza, Hav, 49; 13, Rusty Summerfield, Chi, 52; 13, Grant Cox, Mal, 52; 15, Ed Cuerth, Chi, 54; 15, Kole Kuntz, Chi, 54; 15, Casey Brewer, Mal, 54; 15, Brian Kaluza, Mal, 54; 19, Jake Szudera, Hav, 55; 20, Clayton Parsons, Chi, 57; 21, Mason Roseberry, 59; 21, Cade Snider, Chi, 59; 23, Thomas Maddox, Chi, 60; 24, Shane Parsons, Chi, 61; 25, Jon Bryson, Chi, 63; 26, Dan Mohar, Chi, 71.
1, Julie Wagner, Hav, 48; 2, Mikayla Veis, Hav, 51; 3, Jessica Perius, Mal, 52; 4, Jenny Stiles, Mal, 54; 5, Jill McLain, Hav, 57; 6, Katie Miller, Hav, 58; 7, Desiree Sutherland, RB, 64; Britta Ginalais, Mal, 65; 9, Alysha Perius, Mal, 67; 10, Nora Johnen, Chi, 73; 10, Heather Bowker, Hav, 73; 10, Lauren Corcoran, RB, 73; 13, Jolene Small, RB, 74; 14, Amanda Hogquist, Mal, 78; 15, Bethany Bevolden, Chi, 87.