Polson golf teams finish strong at Ronan invitational
lRONAN — The Polson Pirates and Lady Pirates golf programs brought home team titles at the Ronan Golf Invitational on Thursday at Mission Mountain Golf Club in Ronan.
For the Pirates, Christian Lund fired a 72 to defeat teammate Hunter Emerson by a single stroke. Lady Pirate Ashley Maki finished fourth overall with an 85.
"I am incredibly happy with the season so far for the boys and girls. Multiple tournament wins and high individual finishes have our athletes gaining confidence every week,” said Polson head golf coach Cameron Milton. “We are excited to see where the rest of the season takes us. Our varsity kids have been working hard since the snow melted and some of that hard work is starting to pay off."
The Pirates, as a team, shot a 298 to pace the field. The Ronan Chiefs placed fourth with a team score of 351. Pirate Torrin Ellis tied for third place with a 74. Finishing in the top 20 for the Chiefs was Nash Niemeyer who shot an 84 and Ruben Couture who carded an 85.
The Lady Pirates edged Hamilton by two strokes, 386-388, for the team title. Both Lady Pirates Kylee Seifert and Claren Konen tied for seventh with a score of 96. For the Ronan Maidens, Alyssa Pretty On Top was the top finisher in fifth place with a score of 89 followed by teammate Kylee Niemeyer with a score of 91 in sixth place.
On Monday, Aug. 23, the Lady Pirates picked up a team win during the Whitefish Invitational held at the Whitefish Lake Golf Club. The Lady Pirates outscored second-place Whitefish Lady Bulldogs by 29 shots, 395-424. Kylee Seifert carded a 93 second place, Ashley Maki shot a third-place 95 and Konen booked a fourth-place 95 for the Lady Pirates. Alyssa Pretty On Top shot a 96 to lead the Ronan Maidens, and Niemeyer shot a 97.
On the boys’ side, Polson’s Carson Hupka shot a third-place 73 followed by Hunter Emerson in fourth with a 74. Colter Cornwell shot a tenth place 83 to pace the Chiefs.