After last week’s season-opening tournament at Prairie Farms Golf Course, the Havre High boys and girls varsity golf teams played in their toughest tournament of the regular season.
Monday and Tuesday, the Blue Ponies competed at the annual Great Falls Invitational, where all of the Class AA teams, as well as Class A powerhouse Whitefish were in attendance. Both Eagle Falls and Anaconda Hills were used for the two-day, 36-hole tourney. The tournament is usually held at Meadowlark Country Club and not Anaconda Hills, but a scheduling conflict forced the event to be moved.
And though HHS teams finished near the bottom of the field, scores were consistent and in some places improved from last Tuesday’s season-opener. The Havre High boys finished with a two-day score of 691, which was second-to-last in the field. The Pony girls finished in the same spot with a two-day total of 797.
But teams scores weren’t the main concern for the Ponies. Instead, they were looking at improvement, and scoring as well as they could individually on two difficult golf courses, under hot and dry conditions.
On the boys side, freshman Kane Gabrielsen had the best 36-hole total for the Pony boys. Gabrielsen shot 84 on Monday and 85 on Tuesday to finish with a 169. Sophomore Jeff Miller finished right behind the freshman. Miller shot 85 on both courses to finish at 170. Fellow sophomore Jerod Boles had the low 18-hole score for the Pony boys, shooting 82 Tuesday at Eagle Falls. Boles’ 82 was outstanding as he bounced back from a difficult 97 Monday. He finished at 180 while freshman Dustin Haas was solid as well, shooting 88-91 to finish at 179. Junior Wyatt Lindbloom rounded out the Pony scoring with 92-89-181.
On the girls side, senior Boston Swensen led the way. She shot an outstanding 87 Monday afternoon, and added a 98 to finish at 185. Randi Gabrielsen also put up a strong Monday score of 88, but had a rough day Tuesday, shooting 108. Sophomore Payton Howard was third for Havre with 104-103-207. Katie Beck was fourth for the Ponies, shooting 105-104-209, while senior Nikki Gabrielsen shot 105-108-213.
The Havre High golf teams have a short turnaround before attending the East Glacier Invite Thursday at the East Glacier Park Lodge.
Great Falls Invitational
Tuesday at Anaconda Hills, par-69, 5,700 yards
Wednesday at Eagle Falls, par-71, 6,715 yards
Billings Senior 286-298—584; Billings West, 293-291—584; Glacier, 298-291—589; Bozeman, 294-301—595; Missoula Hellgate, 296-307—603; Billings Skyview, 303-305—608; Helena Capital, 304-315—619; Missoula Sentinel, 303-322—625; CMR, 304-325—629; Flathead, 311-319—630; Whitefish, 316-323—639; Great Falls High, 330-316—646; Butte, 324-324—648; Helena High, 336-325—661; Havre, 349-342—691; Missoula Big Sky, 340-358--698
Individual Top 15
Enott, Easton , CMR 70-68—138
Bensen, Sean, Sen 70-69—139
Berg, Austin, Wst 71-68—139
Sherrill, Cody, Glc 72-69—141
Colberg, Pat, Mhg 72-69—141
Mann, Tommy, Glc 74-69—143
Keenan, Ryan, Fhd 74-69—143
Walter, Austin, Sen 72-72—144
Powell, Kyle, Boz 74-70—144
Odden, Tyson, Boz 71-73—144
Stott, Payton, Sky 73-72—145
Doorn, Art, Wfh 70-75—145
Follett, David, Wst 75-72—147
Hoagland, Trey, But 75-72—147
Babinecz, Cody, Gfh 76-71—147
Havre High Scores — Kane Gabrielsen 84-85, Jeff Miller 85-85, Dustin Haas 88-91, Jerod Boles 97-82, Wyatt Lindbloom 92-88.
Butte, 322-344—666; Billings West, 330-339—669; Billings Senior, 335-348—683; Helena Capital, 335-354—689; Missoula Hellgate, 333-370—703; Great Falls High, 343-361—704; Whitefish, 360-352—712; Helena High, 367-385—752; Flathead, 363-397—760; Billings Skyview, 383-394—777; CMR 380-409—789; Missoula Big Sky, 389-402—791; Havre, 384-413—797; Missoula Sentinel, 435-461—896
Individual Top 15
McNeil, Kortney, Sen 77-73—150
Walter, Sammy, Sen 77-73—150
Hoagland, Hailey, But 76-75—151
Zwemke, Hannah, Wst 80-75—155
Tabish, Erin , Wfs 79-77—156
Schulz, Coral, Cap 82-75—157
Hafer, Shealyn, But 79-80—159
Avery, Teigan, Glr 78-81—159
Atkinson, Mike'la, Wst 83-87—170
Blyer, Bridget, Boz 81-89—170
Jensen, Jenna, Fhd 80-90—170
Babinecz, Catrina, Gfh 83-87—170
Davidson, Abigail, Gfh 80-92—172
Fyall, Katie, Wfs 85-87—172
Ingersoll, Meghan, But 83-90—173
Martin, Kelsey, Cap 83-90—173
Havre High Scores – Boston Swensen 87-98, Randi Gabrielsen 88-108, Payton Howard 104-103, Katie Beck 104-105, Nikki Gabrielsen 107-108.
Havre High JV’s at Lewistown
Laurel 387, Livingston 415, Havre 429, Lewistown 430, Browning 528.
Trey Hanson 99 (8th Place), Aden Passon 100 (9th Place), Brad Bender 116, Jon Faber 121, Gavin Mosbrucker 114, Hondo Owens 119, Tanner Hentschel 116, Jared Laux 107, Garrett Hentschel 114, Kyle Kirkpatrick WD, Tucker Carlson 136, Cody Rennick 125, Jack Hanson 124.
No Team Scores
HHS Scores – Danielle Friede 120 (2nd Place), Julie Kadrmas 126 (3rd Place), Mackenzie Tilleman 175 (7th Place).