Local Golf Report: First half of Prairie men's league ends
Despite the wet weather, golf leagues, and now tournaments are in high gear in Havre and along the Hi-Line.
And at Prairie Farms Golf Course, both league play and tournaments took center stage this past week.
The tournament season really got rolling with the annual Natalie Patrick Memorial Tournament Saturday afternoon at Prairie Farms. The tournament, hosted by the Patrick family, is a fund raiser in which many funds raised are poured back into the community in the name of Natalie Patrick (see related story today). And while the Natalie Patrick tourney is one of the most popular on the summer circuit, there's plenty more tournament play ahead, as this weekend Prairie Farms hosts the Northern Lights Athletic Scholarship Foundation tournament, which as another four-person, 18-hole scramble. The following week, the women will own the course as the annual Havre Women Fighting Breast Cancer Tournament will be held June 30 at Prairie.
Meanwhile, last Tuesday and Wednesday brought the end to the first half of men's league golf at Prairie Farms with the top four teams from each night advancing to the playoffs which start near the end of August.
On Tuesday night, Schubert Agency finished in first place with 163.5 points. Bing-N-Bob's was second with 161. Followed by Patrick Construction at 156.5 and Korb Construction at 146.5. Korb won the fourth-place spot in a tiebreaker over Stockman Bank.
Last Tuesday also saw Bing-N-Bob's earn high-team honors with 23 points, while Matt Hedstrom shot a 2-under par 34 for low gross. Brett Normandy was low net with a 30.
Valley Furniture ran away with the first half of the Wednesday night standings. Valley scored 173.5 points to second-place Waddell & Reed's 158.5. Master Sports came in third with 157.5 and D.A. Davidson was fourth with 156.
Last Wednesday night saw D.A. Davidson take high team with 23 points, while Jordy Donoven was low gross with a 2-under par 34. Scott MacLean was low net with a 30.
Tonight and Wednesday night marks the start of the second half of men's league at Prairie.
The ladies are also going at Prairie and last Thursday saw Stockman Bank take home high-team honors with 24 points. The team is composed of Pam Veis, Beck Wimmer, Shauna Albrecht and Dana Fisher. Stacey Sheppard shot a 39 for low gross and Jill Reber was low net with a 29.
Last Thursday night, in Beaver Creek Golf Course men's league, BCGC was high team with 22.5 points. The team is made up of Bill Schilling, Kent McCormick, Paul Teel and Mike Gomke. Byron Welter shot a 36 for low gross and Kyle Surber was low net with a 27.
Prairie Farms Golf Leagues Standings
Final Tuesday Night Men's
Schubert Agency 163.5; Bing-N-Bob's 161; Patrick Construction 156.5; Korb Construction 146.5; Stockman Bank 146.5; Hole 19 145; Rock Solid 141; Wagner Plumbing 140.5; Tilleman Motors 140; Hi-Line 139.5; BKD 137.5; Walleye 132.5; Northern Edge 130; Northstar Dodge 121.5.
Final Wednesday Night Men's
Valley Furniture 173.5; Waddell & Reed 158.5; Master Sports 157.5; D.A. Davidson 156; BPCU 155; Comfortable 152; Michelob Light 144; Taco Johns 142.5; Mariani Insurance 142; Baldwin Insurance 141.5; Independence Bank 141; Havre Ford 127; Prairie Farms 119; Marc N 68.5.
Thursday Night Ladies League
Independence Bank 90.5; Independent Inspection 89; Stockman Bank 79; D.A. Davidson 78.5; Havre Heating & A.C. 77.5; Patrick Construction 75; Schubert Agency 74; Northern Montana Hospital 69; Western Drug 59; Golden Spike 58; SM Construction 55; Prairie Farms 45.5.
BCGC Thursday Night Men's League
P.J.'s Poker 156.5; Kim's Heating & AC 155; Standard Nutrition 153.5; Hi-Way Bar 151; Stone Child College 150; Waddell & Reed 147.5; TWRD/CCCC 146.5; Beaver Creek Golf Course 146.5; Nalivka's Pizza 143.5; Super 8 142.5; Midtown Car Care 139.5; Triangle Communications 137.5; Independence Bank 122; Concept Lawn 119; Black Butte Electric 108.5; 406 Racing 105.5; Havre Ford 58.5.