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HHS golfers finish strong


Although things don't get any easier on the second day of the Great Falls Invitational golf tournament, the Havre High golfers in attendance made some important strides.

The prestigious, 36-hole Great Falls Invite wrapped up on Tuesday with 18 holes at Eagles Falls Golf Course and several Blue Ponies shot solid scores.

The Havre boys brought just three golfers to the tournament, so the Ponies weren't eligible for the team scoring. But Blue Pony junior Simon McCann had a strong second rond. McCann fired an 85 at Eagle Falls, which was a 10-stroke improvement from Monday's round at Meadowlark Country Club. Sam Lippy also shaved 10 strokes of his first day total, going from a 101 on Monday to a 91 on Tuesday, and Ramsey Drew was seven strokes better, shooting a 104 on Monday, but coming back with a 87 on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, HHS's lone girl in the field, Rebekah Martin struggled somehwat on the second day of the tournament. Martin put up a great round of 100 on Monday at Meadowlark, but she came back to shoot 106 on Tuesday for a tow-day score of 206. Sti,, Martin finished in the top half of all the girls in the field, and can call her trip to Great Falls a success.

The Great Falls' tournament featured almost all of Class AA, as well as Whitefish, and was probably the strongest field in all of high school golf this fall.

On the boys side, Billings West ran away with the team title, shooting a two-day score of 584. Billings Senior was second and Glacier High was third.

The girls team title was captured by the CMR Rustlers, who shot 651. Bozeman was a distant second and Class A stlawart Whitefish was third.

Individually, West's Brandon McIver captured medalist honors after firing a sizzling 67 on Tuesday. McIver shot 68 on Monday to give him a 7-under-par total for 36 holes. Kiley McConnel of Whitefish won on the girls side, taking a scorecard playoff from CMR's Katie Fish.

Meanwhile, the Blue Ponies will be back on the course on Friday. HHS travels to East Glacier Lodge Golf Course for the 18-hole Browning Invitational.


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