HELENA – Parker Heller is eager for a little revenge.

The Helena golfer finished runner-up in the city championships at Green Meadow Country Club earlier this summer and holds a first-round lead of the Montana State Men’s Mid-Amateur championship after Thursday’s opening 18 holes.

Heller, the 2014 mid-am champion, shot a 3-under-par 68 on Thursday to hold a one-stroke lead over Nick Dietzen and Brad Grattan, who fired identical 69s. Heller dropped four birdies on the round and nailed an eagle on the par-5 No. 18. He opened on the back nine with fellow Helena golfers Bennett MacIntyre (81) and Nicholas Balcken (76).

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Brady Kirkeby, who edged Heller for the city championship in July, sits in a tie for fourth place with a 1-under-par 70, tied with Joe Cielak. Defending champion Mark Mance is even par after the opening round.

Play resumes Friday morning with the second round, as Kirkeby and Jason Winkler tee off at 8 a.m. on the No. 1 hole. Grady Stinchfield (73) and Michael Williams (75) open play on the 10th hole at the same time.

2017 Montana State Men’s Mid-Amateur Championship
Round one leaderboard

1 Heller, Parker 18 -3 -3 68 – – 68
T2 Grattan, Brad 18 -2 -2 69 – – 69
T2 Dietzen, Nick 18 -2 -2 69 – – 69
T4 Kirkeby, Brady 18 -1 -1 70 – – 70
T4 Cielak, Joe 18 -1 -1 70 – – 70
6 Mance, Mark 18 E E 71 – – 71
7 Veroulis, Paull 18 +1 +1 72 – – 72
T8 Stinchfield, Grady 18 +2 +2 73 – – 73
T8 Parriman, Marc 18 +2 +2 73 – – 73
T8 Leach, Bill 18 +2 +2 73 – – 73
T8 Walsh, Justin 18 +2 +2 73 – – 73
T8 Vanyo, Drew 18 +2 +2 73 – – 73
T8 Bartell, Ross 18 +2 +2 73 – – 73
T14 Casey, Kelly 18 +3 +3 74 – – 74
T14 Waterman, Todd 18 +3 +3 74 – – 74
T14 Winkler, Jason 18 +3 +3 74 – – 74
T14 Schack, Jake 18 +3 +3 74 – – 74
T18 Fuhs, Derek 18 +4 +4 75 – – 75
T18 Hasquet, Bob 18 +4 +4 75 – – 75
T18 Lovell, Joey 18 +4 +4 75 – – 75
T18 Williams, Michael 18 +4 +4 75 – – 75
T18 Williams, Spencer 18 +4 +4 75 – – 75
T23 Balcken, Nicholas 18 +5 +5 76 – – 76
T23 HALL, Tom 18 +5 +5 76 – – 76
T23 Taylor, Scott 18 +5 +5 76 – – 76
T23 Anderson, Jay 18 +5 +5 76 – – 76
T27 Dunn, Bill 18 +6 +6 77 – – 77
T27 Doniak, Josh 18 +6 +6 77 – – 77
T27 Ratliff, Taylor 18 +6 +6 77 – – 77
T27 Maddio, Vj 18 +6 +6 77 – – 77
T31 Hatveldt, Brandon 18 +7 +7 78 – – 78
T31 Osterhout, Dylan 18 +7 +7 78 – – 78
T31 Whitehead, Robert 18 +7 +7 78 – – 78
T31 Berry, Shawn 18 +7 +7 78 – – 78
T31 Pallister, Zach 18 +7 +7 78 – – 78
T31 Lewis, Michael 18 +7 +7 78 – – 78
T31 Lukkes, Jeremy 18 +7 +7 78 – – 78
T31 Richter, Dan 18 +7 +7 78 – – 78
T39 Ramsbacher, Ron 18 +8 +8 79 – – 79
T39 Woldtvedt, Tobin 18 +8 +8 79 – – 79
T39 Skinner, Mike 18 +8 +8 79 – – 79
T39 Marston, Nathan 18 +8 +8 79 – – 79
T39 Walley, Jason 18 +8 +8 79 – – 79
T39 Johnson, Wade 18 +8 +8 79 – – 79
T45 Forrette, Rick 18 +9 +9 80 – – 80
T45 Houser, Mark 18 +9 +9 80 – – 80
T45 Campbell, John 18 +9 +9 80 – – 80
T45 Anderson jr, Bob 18 +9 +9 80 – – 80
T49 Faechner, Jerry 18 +10 +10 81 – – 81
T49 Marsh, Scott 18 +10 +10 81 – – 81
T49 Babb, Stephen 18 +10 +10 81 – – 81
T49 MacIntyre, Bennett 18 +10 +10 81 – – 81
T49 Dunn, Mike 18 +10 +10 81 – – 81
T49 Luce, Mark 18 +10 +10 81 – – 81
T55 Walsh, Mike 18 +11 +11 82 – – 82
T55 Schumacher, Patrick 18 +11 +11 82 – – 82
T55 Kastelitz, Rod 18 +11 +11 82 – – 82
T55 Pelletier, Lee 18 +11 +11 82 – – 82
T55 Robb, Bryon 18 +11 +11 82 – – 82
T55 Logsdon, Rob 18 +11 +11 82 – – 82
T55 Benson, Peter 18 +11 +11 82 – – 82
T62 Fraser, David 18 +12 +12 83 – – 83
T62 Dundas, Todd 18 +12 +12 83 – – 83
T62 Streeter, Dave 18 +12 +12 83 – – 83
T62 Fauth, Mike 18 +12 +12 83 – – 83
T66 Eide, Willie 18 +13 +13 84 – – 84
T66 Yousko, Jon 18 +13 +13 84 – – 84
T66 Meddock, Dylon 18 +13 +13 84 – – 84
T66 Sellman, Rich 18 +13 +13 84 – – 84
T66 Cline, Robert 18 +13 +13 84 – – 84
T71 Hustwaite, Nick 18 +14 +14 85 – – 85
T71 Noel, Jesse 18 +14 +14 85 – – 85
T73 Vidulich, Chris 18 +15 +15 86 – – 86
T73 Thoennes, Chuck 18 +15 +15 86 – – 86
T73 Smith, Travis 18 +15 +15 86 – – 86
T76 Thelen, Chad 18 +16 +16 87 – – 87
T76 Jackson, Frank 18 +16 +16 87 – – 87
T76 Heigis, Shane 18 +16 +16 87 – – 87
T79 Weaver, Dave 18 +17 +17 88 – – 88
T79 Babinecz, Thom 18 +17 +17 88 – – 88
T79 Barker, Brett 18 +17 +17 88 – – 88
T79 Wurz, Sam 18 +17 +17 88 – – 88
T79 Hicks, Garry 18 +17 +17 88 – – 88
T84 Ayers, Cody 18 +18 +18 89 – – 89
T84 Spencer, Jim 18 +18 +18 89 – – 89
T84 Braun, John 18 +18 +18 89 – – 89
T87 Degele, Bob 18 +19 +19 90 – – 90
T87 Lytle, Jerry 18 +19 +19 90 – – 90
T87 Braun, Kevin 18 +19 +19 90 – – 90
T90 Wong, Michael 18 +20 +20 91 – – 91
T90 Colvin, Steve 18 +20 +20 91 – – 91
T92 Stiles, Troy 18 +21 +21 92 – – 92
T92 Higbee, J.R. 18 +21 +21 92 – – 92
T92 Crouse, Jeremy 18 +21 +21 92 – – 92
95 Bellach, Jeff 18 +22 +22 93 – – 93
96 Hedge, Bill 18 +24 +24 95 – – 95
T97 Lunsford, Lee 18 +25 +25 96 – – 96
T97 Walsh, Mike 18 +25 +25 96 – – 96
99 Gorman, Todd 18 +26 +26 97 – – 97
100 Wagner, Tony 18 +28 +28 99 – – 99
101 Gransbery, Wayne 18 +37 +37 108 – – 108
102 Evans, Terry 18 +42 +42 113 – – 113

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