By Jason Shoot
Havre Blue's Nick Obie fired an even-par 72, and Jessica Sande rolled to a six-stroke victory in the girls' competition to earn the Blue Ponies a sweep of the Havre Invitational golf tournament Saturday at Beaver Creek Golf Course.
Havre's boys were split into two groups, and Obie's Blue team finished with a team total of 323 strokes. Havre White finished second with 352 points, eight strokes ahead of third-place Malta.
Sande's 98 was six strokes better than Shelby's Roni Turner and helped Havre outlast a field consisting of mostly incomplete teams. The Ponies finished at 428, far ahead of second-place Harlem's 614.
In the boys' event, Havre brothers Jon Johnstone and Jason Johnstone placed third and fourth, respectively.
Havre's Julie Wagner placed third overall among the girls and Katie Miller tied for fourth.
Team scores Havre Blue 323, Havre White 352, Malta 360, Chinook 395, Lewistown JV 402, Browning incomplete.
Top 5, local finishers 1. Nick Obie (Hav) 72, 2. Mark Slade (Mal) 77, 3. Jon Johnstone (Hav) 79, 4. Jason Johnstone (Hav) 82, 5. Mark White (Bro) 83, 6. Troy Toner (Hav) 84, 7. Kevin Harada (Hav) 85, 8. Trent Normandy (Hav) 86, 9. Matt Felt (Hav) 87.
Team scores Havre 428, Harlem 614, Shelby, Browning, Rocky Boy and Chinook incomplete.
Top 5, local finishers 1. Jessica Sande (Hav) 98, 2. Roni Turner (She) 104, 3. Julie Wagner (Hav) 107, 4. (tie) Katie Miller (Hav) and Cathy Wagner (Bro) 110, 6. Mikyla Veis (Hav) 113, 7. Steph Hedstrom (Hav) 117, 8. Jessica Kaufman (Chi) 118, 9. Joella Demontiney (RB) 120.