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Local Golf Report: New youth golf league starting up

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Havre Daily News/Colin Thompson

The Rotary Youth Golf Camp starts today at Prairie Farms. The course is also host to a new junior league this summer, which starts July 2.

It's Rotary Golf Camp week at Prairie Farms Golf Course, but the annual camp, which runs today through Thursday, isn't the only way youth golfers can enhance and grow their game this summer.

A new golfing feature will get underway at Prairie Farms shortly, with a group of Havre golfers starting a Youth Golf League, which will be open to boys and girls entering grades 6-9.

The youth league will feature instruction, free range balls and nine holes of golf. The golf will be patterned after the growingly popular Operation 36 program, which encourages youth golfers to shoot a 36 on nine holes from different parts of the course.

The youth league will begin July 2 and run each Tuesday through Aug. 6. It's open to the first 15 golfers to sign up. For more information, contact Jeremy Jensen at 406-805-7428.

Speaking of the Havre Rotary Club, I'd like to remind everyone that the sign-up sheet is now up at Prairie Farms for the annual Rotary Blast Golf Tournament, which will be held July 14. The tournament is one of the best on the Hi-Line in my opinion, due to its two-man, modified stableford scoring system. The MSU-Northern Diesel Technology Tournament is also coming soon to Beaver Creek Golf Course.

In league golf, last week marked the start of the second half of the men's league season at Prairie Farms. Last Tuesday night saw Patrick Construction earn high-team honors with 23.5 points. The team was composed of Jeff Brandon, Ken Wagner, Tom Patrick and Brett Patrick. Jeremy Jensen and Kyle Sheppard each shot even-par 36 to share low gross, while Jacob Lorang was low net at 30.5.

Last Wednesday night, in howling conditions, Independence Bank was high team with 22.5 points. Byron Ophus, Matt Wertheimer, Deven Donoven and Dennis Murphy made up the squad. Murphy and Cal Wirtzberger (who dominated me), shared low net at 32, while Jimmy Kato was low gross with an even 36.

In ladies league last Thursday night at Prairie Farms, Patrick Construction was high team with 25.5 points. Katie Heath, Sue Armstrong, Kathy Peterson and Sarah Christenson made up the team. Ali Ward shot a 38 for low gross, while Karla Bolken was low net with a 30.

Men's league also continued at BCGC last Thursday night with Chvilicek Farms earning high-team honors. The team is made up of Alex Chvilicek, Walynn Burgess, Scott Miller and Chris Mattson. Kyle Miller and Gus Bacon tied for low gross, each shooting 38, while Mattson was low net at 30.5.

Prairie Farms Golf League Standings

Tuesday Night Men

Patrick Construction 23.5

BA Ranch 22.5

Wagner Plumbing 21

Myers Ranch 21

Rock Solid 20

Cowan & Sons 18.5

Stockman Bank 18

Hole 19 17.5

Tire Rama 16

Tilleman Motors 15

Misfits 15

BKD Law 13.5

Vic's Place 12.5

Wednesday Night Men

Independence Bank 22.5

HUB Insurance 22

Valley Furniture 19.5

Master Sports 18.5

DA Davidson 18

Michelob Ultra 17.5

Korb Construction 16.5

BPCU 14

Havre Ford 0

Ladies League

Independence Bank 157

Patrick Construction 126

Scharfe, Kato & Co. 124.5

Double R 119

Northern Montana Hospital 119

DA Davidson 114.5

Charlies Heating and Air 108

Prairie Farms 106

Rock Solid 99

Baldwin Insurance 84.5

Western Drug 75

BCGC Men's League Standings

1. Gram's Ice Cream - 186.5 pts

2. Grip It & Sip It - 180.5 pts

3. Triple Dog Brewery - 179.5 pts

4. New Concept Lawn Care - 170 pts

5. Plain Green - 168 pts

6. Vine 19 - 166.5 pts

7. Nalivka's - 162 pts

8. Beaver Creek Golf Course - 160 pts

9. Stockman Bank - 155.5 pts

9. Chvilicek Farms - 155.5 pts

11. Office Equipment - 155 pts

12. RJS & Associates, Inc. - 153 pts

13. Koefod Agency - 149 pts

14. Triangle Communications - 147.5 pts

15. Border Dawgs - 141 pts

 

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