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Pirates win own tournament, Lady Pirates finish second

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POLSON — Christian Lund fired a two over par 74 finishing in a three-way second place tie to help lead the Polson Pirates to a team score of 302 and a first-place team tie with Whitefish at its own Polson Pirate Invite on Monday, Sept. 13, held at the Polson Bay Golf Course.

Placing in the top 10 on the leader board for the Pirates, Torrin Ellis shot a fifth place 75 followed by Carson Hupka in seventh place with a 76 and Hunter Emerson shooting an eighth place 77. 

The Polson Lady Pirates carded a team score of 391 to finish five strokes behind first place Frenchtown. Clare Konen shot a 91 to place fourth for the Lady Pirates while Ashley Maki tied for fifth with a 92.

Kylee Neimeyer and Alyssa Pretty On Top both tied for seventh place shooting a 93 for the Ronan Maidens.

Top boy finishes for the Ronan Chiefs were Ruben Couture who carded a 90 followed by 

Dillon Pretty On Top with a 96 and Nash Neimeyer with a score of 97.

Playing in the Class A and AA Kalispell Invite Tournament held at the Northern Pines Golf Course on Wednesday and the Buffalo Hill Golf Course on Thursday, both the Pirates and Lady Pirates placed fifth in the team standings. 

Hupka tied four other golfers with a two-day score of 156, placing fourth in a scorecard playoff and tenth overall for the tournament. 

For the Lady Pirates, Ashley Maki finished ninth carding a score of 193.

On Saturday, both the Ronan and Polson golf programs finished the week out and wrapped up their regular seasons on the road playing in the Hamilton Invite held at the Hamilton Golf Club. 

The Pirates scored a 324 and the Lady Pirates booked a 401 to take first place in the overall boys’ and girls’ team standings.

For the Pirates, Emerson topped the boys’ leader board carding a four-over par 76 followed by Ellis in fourth shooting an 81, Lund in fifth with an 83 and Hupka in ninth scoring an 84.

Maki and Seifert each scored 91 for the Lady Pirates. Maki placed fourth in the score card playoff. Konen shot a 106 finishing in 15th place.

Alyssa Pretty on Top shot a third place 89 to pace the Ronan Maidens. Rounding out the top 15 girls’ leader board finishes were Kylee Niemeyer with a 10th place 100 and Aaliyah Decker in 11th place with a score of 101. Nash Niemeyer led the Ronan Chiefs with a 92.

On Thursday, both teams will return to Hamilton to compete during the Western A Divisional Golf Tournament.

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