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Carroll College golf takes 8-7 match play victory over Montana Tech

Posted at 9:54 PM, Oct 18, 2019

(Editor's note: Carroll College athletics release)

HELENA -- The Carroll College golf team defeated Montana Tech 8-7 in the Battle for the Continental Divide match play at Green Meadow Golf Course on Friday.

"It was a challenge for both teams with the wind not only blowing most of the afternoon but with the leaves on the greens and fairways constantly swirling around," Saints coach Ben MacIntyre said. "We found ourselves down 3-2 after the first six holes but dominated the Chapman format to take four out of the possible five points available there, which was huge for us.

"We really executed as a team and had good chemistry to take control there heading into the final six holes and best ball format.

Heading into the final set, Carroll had a 6-4 lead. The Fighting Saints would get the two points they needed to secure victory and hold off a Tech rally for an 8-7 win.

"Josh Neth and Joseph Potkonjak buried some great putts on the final hole to really help us out in crunch time.

"The pairing of Sydnee Nowlen and Josh Neth really delivered for us today. They got three out of a possible three points to shut out their opponents. Being the final group on the course for us today can't say enough about their effort because we needed it."

"Overall proud of our team and their fight today. It's a great team win over a rival and perfect way to close out the fall schedule."