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POLSON — The Polson Pirates’ golf team placed third and the Lady Pirates finished fourth at this past week’s State A golf tournament, hosted by Polson High School at the Polson Bay Golf Course.

The Pirates (306-311) posted a two-round total of 617, while the Lady Pirates (388-396) carded a 784.

For the Pirates, Carson Hupka earned a state top-10 finish and All-State honors, placing sixth overall with a total score of a 6-over-par 150. Hupka recorded a 3-over-par 75 in Friday’s opening round and finished day two with an identical score.

Also earning All-State accolades for the Pirates, Christian Lund (75-80) tied for tenth place with a 155 followed by both Hunter Emerson and Torrin Ellis who tied for 13th, carding a score of 156. Espn Fisher (85-86) finished tied for 30th with a card score of 171.

For the Ronan Chiefs, Dillon Pretty On Top (89-93), Ruben Couture (92-90) and Nash Niemeyer (92-90) all shot a 182 tying for 43rd place. 

On the girls’ side of the leader board, Lady Pirate Ashley Maki claimed an All-State nod and a sixth-place finish shooting back-to-back 83s for a two-day total of 166. 

Rounding out the score card for the Polson girls, Kila Cannon (102-96) placed 24th shooting a 198, Clare Konen (107-102 —209) placed 35th and Kylee Seifert (96-115 — 211) tied for 38th.

The Ronan Maidens placed two golfers in the top 25. Alyssa Pretty On Top (92-97) shot a 189 for 18th place and Kylee Niemeyer (102-95) tied for 22nd with a card score of 197.

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