It’s going to be a long trip to Sidney for the State Class A Golf Tournament on Oct. 2 and 3, and all of Coach Bill Owen’s Polson High School golfers will make the trip.
Polson’s golfers played well at the Western District A Golf Tournament at Fairmont Hot Springs last weekend.
“Fairmont Hot Springs is kind of a difficult course, with tough lies.” Owen said. “You can even make the tough shots but have a bad lie.”
The top four teams qualified for state, and the Polson boys placed third with a score of 352 behind Whitefish with a 346 and Hamilton’s 347.
“Actually it’s the best team performance we’ve had this year,” Owen said. “We were only six strokes away from the title team. The thing that I was excited about was that each of my boys had a really good nine holes. … They are really capable.”
Individually the top 15 girl and boy golfers medaled.
Tyge Yelenich, Butte Central, won the tournament with 80 strokes, but Polson golfers Carson McDaniels, 83, and Curtis Capdeville, 84, were close.
“The one I was really excited about was Curtis Capdeville. He’s my only senior. Boy, did he make a breakthrough,” Owen said.
All three girls qualified, but they need at least four to qualify as a team.
“Kiyara McCue was my best girl golfer,” he said. “She was a medalist at 14th.”
He’s hoping McCue will make a break through at state because she has scored under 100 before.
The golf team will start their trip to Sidney on Wednesday, travel to Miles City and then continue on to Sidney on Thursday for a practice round at the Sidney Golf Course.
Kiyara McCue, 119
Amanda Farley, 141
Emily Davis, P, 144
Carson McDaniels, 83
Curtis Capdeville, 84
Collin Kenney, 92
Matt Hobbs, 93
Noah McDonald, 94