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State AA golf: Bozeman's Cooper Knarr, Missoula Sentinel's Kade McDonough leading pack

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Posted at 6:51 PM, Oct 01, 2020

MISSOULA — The State AA golf tournament teed off in Missoula on Thursday with Day 1 being held at the Larchmont Golf Course.

Teams began the day with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m. spread across the course.

On the first nine holes, plenty of golfers struggled to read the greens and find good angles in. On the back, the field was further separated on both the girls and boys sides with golfers going under par on the nine.

On the girls side, it was the Bozeman High team that stormed into the opening round on Thursday, giving the Hawks a good shot to win another team title.

The Hawks were led by golfers Cooper Knarr, Sami Yates and Franchi Ceartin, who finished the day first, second and third on the leaderboard, respectively.

Knarr leads the girls field after shooting a 4-over-par 76.

"Definitely just trying to hit fairways (Friday), because Missoula Country Club is a little bit tighter. I definitely want to stay consistent on the fairways and then after that, let it be what it is," said Knarr. "I just kind of remember that it’s just another tournament and to stay confident in myself and our team. Our team needs to be confident, everyone needs to be confident."

Yates shot a 78 and Ceartin shot a 79.

Butte's Ella Pridge finished the day tied in third place with a 7-over-par 79.

Kalispell Flathead's Marcella Mercer, who has been a dominant force in the Western AA this season, struggled on Day 1, finishing tied for eighth with an 11-over 83.

On the boys side, it was the Missoula Sentinel Spartans, Kalispell Glacier Wolfpack and Bozeman Gallatin Raptors who are fighting for the team title, with Sentinel's Kade McDonough leading the way.

Sentinel, Glacier, and Gallatin all have three golfers within the top 10 on the leaderboard. McDonough shot a 2-under-par 70, followed by Glacier's Tyler Avery and Gallatin's Jordan and Justus Verge, who each finished with 74s.

Avery dropped a shot on the par-4 18th hole by missing a foot-long putt. That missed putt gave McDonough a four-stroke lead heading into Friday.

"I hit my driver pretty well, then I bogeyed the first hole, so that was not good," said McDonough. "Four birdies after that and a bogey is pretty good. I didn’t putt as well as I would have liked to, but there’s always (Friday). Probably hitting fairways (Friday), because that course (MCC) is pretty tight. If I can hit fairways I can shoot low."

Day 2 tees off on Friday at Missoula Country Club with a shotgun start at 10:30 a.m.

Here are the Day 1 girls results:

1

Knarr, Cooper

Bozeman

+4F+476
2

Yates, Sami

Bozeman

+6F+678
T3

Ceartin, Franchi

Bozeman

+7F+779
T3

Prigge, Ella

Butte High

+7F+779
T5

Fischer, Kadence

Billings West

+9F+981
T5

Vandersloot, Halle

Gallatin

+9F+981
7

Hoagland, Kodie

Butte High

+10F+1082
T8

Mercer, Marcella

Kalispell Flathead

+11F+1183
T8

Walsh, Kenzie

Billings Senior

+11F+1183
T8

Chapman, Celi

Helena High

+11F+1183
T11

Benson, Sami

Billings Senior

+13F+1385
T11

Williams, Lauren

Helena High

+13F+1385
13

Wynne, Jillian

Kalispell Flathead

+14F+1486
T14

NcNew, Lexi

Helena Capital

+15F+1587
T14

Lloyd, Addiley

Gallatin

+15F+1587
T16

Atkins, Elly

Bozeman

+16F+1688
T16

Sundheim, Cierra

Billings Skyview

+16F+1688
T18

Johnson, Bella

Billings West

+18F+1890
T18

Mayala, Lauren

Billings Senior

+18F+1890
20

Voegele, Megan

Billings West

+19F+1991
T21

Armstrong, Meilyn

Billings Skyview

+20F+2092
T21

Madsen, Alex

CMR

+20F+2092
T23

Brocklebank, Annika

Billings West

+21F+2193
T23

Griffin, Alana

Kalispell Glacier

+21F+2193
25

Tanner, Chloe

Kalispell Glacier

+22F+2294
T26

O'Mara, Paige

Helena Capital

+23F+2395
T26

Sunchild, Morgan

Great Falls

+23F+2395
T28

Claridge, Stella

Kalispell Glacier

+24F+2496
T28

Jones, Kelly

Great Falls

+24F+2496
T30

Finnegan, Mackenzie

Butte High

+26F+2698
T30

Lean, Kennedy

Butte High

+26F+2698
T32

Priebe, Sara

Bozeman

+27F+2799
T32

Bury, Makayla

Helena Capital

+27F+2799
T32

McGregor, Barbara

Billings West

+27F+2799
T32

Turnquist, Bryn

Billings Senior

+27F+2799
T32

Williams, Breanna

Billings Skyview

+27F+2799
T32

Ceartin, Zoie

Gallatin

+27F+2799
T38

Savage, Megan

Butte High

+29F+29101
T38

Swanson, Megan

Helena Capital

+29F+29101
40

Hensel, Kaitlyn

Billings Skyview

+32F+32104
41

Gravely, Zita

Helena Capital

+34F+34106
42

Miller, Alex

Billings Skyview

+35F+35107
T43

Murer, McKinlie

Kalispell Flathead

+36F+36108
T43

Fawcett, Avery

Billings Senior

+36F+36108
45

Torsleff, Ella

Gallatin

+37F+37109
46

Cory, Bella

Missoula Hellgate

+39F+39111
47

Whitaker, Jordan

Belgrade

+41F+41113
48

Sandler, Kenna

Kalispell Glacier

+43F+43115
49

Fero, Sofie

Missoula Sentinel

+44F+44116
50

Stensrud, Anna

Missoula Hellgate

+45F+45117
51

Anderson, Landrie

Missoula Sentinel

+46F+46118
T52

Reed, Marijayne

Kalispell Flathead

+48F+48120
T52

Owens, Ashlee

Missoula Big Sky

+48F+48120
T54

Dykhuizen, Sophia

Kalispell Flathead

+50F+50122
T54

Daniels, Colette

Kalispell Glacier

+50F+50122
56

Heaney, Madeline

Missoula Big Sky

+51F+51123
57

Murray, Alta

Missoula Sentinel

+52F+52124
58

Mamangnun, Leila

Belgrade

+57F+57129

Here are the Day 1 boy's results:

1

McDonough, Kade

Missoula Sentinel

-2F-270
T2

Avery, Tyler

Kalispell Glacier

+2F+274
T2

Verge, Jordan

Gallatin

+2F+274
T2

Verge, Justus

Gallatin

+2F+274
T5

Voight, Stevie

Gallatin

+3F+375
T5

Haber, Treyden

Billings West

+3F+375
7

Salonen, Will

Kalispell Glacier

+4F+476
T8

Dennis, Jaden

Missoula Sentinel

+5F+577
T8

Groshelle, Eli

CMR

+5F+577
T10

Cassidy, Keaton

Kalispell Glacier

+7F+779
T10

Manaker, Sam

Kalispell Glacier

+7F+779
T10

Hangas, Zach

Missoula Sentinel

+7F+779
T10

Opitz, Joe

Missoula Sentinel

+7F+779
T10

Brunner, Tyler

Billings Senior

+7F+779
T10

Bloomquist, Caswell

Helena Capital

+7F+779
T10

Connolly, Logan

Billings Skyview

+7F+779
T17

Weymouth, Fox

CMR

+8F+880
T17

Epperly, Ezra

Kalispell Flathead

+8F+880
T17

Ellis, Hayden

Missoula Big Sky

+816+8-
T20

Hauser, Andrew

Missoula Sentinel

+10F+1082
T20

Mayala, Reece

Billings Senior

+10F+1082
T20

Teders, Dutch

Helena Capital

+10F+1082
T20

Brandon, Jacob

Bozeman

+10F+1082
T24

Klein, Gavin

Gallatin

+12F+1284
T24

Mattson, Trey

Missoula Hellgate

+12F+1284
T24

Boone, Tye

Billings Skyview

+12F+1284
T24

Olson, Trenton

Great Falls

+1217+12-
T28

Lloyd, Ramey

Gallatin

+13F+1385
T28

Wagner, Cade

Billings Senior

+13F+1385
T28

Halligan, Connor

Billings West

+13F+1385
T28

Stoos, Brett

Helena Capital

+13F+1385
T28

Cripe, Josten

Kalispell Flathead

+13F+1385
T28

Hinshaw, Jaxon

Belgrade

+1317+13-
T28

Madison, Anthony

Belgrade

+1317+13-
T35

Wiliailuck, Siam

Billings Senior

+14F+1486
T35

Meyer, Logan

Helena High

+1416+14-
T35

Suchecki, Carson

Missoula Big Sky

+1416+14-
T38

Gappert, Aiden

Missoula Hellgate

+15F+1587
T38

Anderson, Brady

Butte High

+15F+1587
T38

Pailthorpe, Nate

Bozeman

+15F+1587
T38

Zeiler, Austin

Helena High

+1516+15-
T42

Kunda, Coby

Kalispell Glacier

+16F+1688
T42

Driscoll, Joseph

Billings Senior

+16F+1688
T42

Flohr, Croix

Billings West

+16F+1688
T42

Couture, Dylan

Bozeman

+16F+1688
T46

Hinse, Cale

Helena Capital

+17F+1789
T46

Beck, Josh

Missoula Hellgate

+17F+1789
T48

Black, Henry

Missoula Hellgate

+19F+1991
T48

Hollenback, Noah

CMR

+19F+1991
T48

Gall, Kadin

Kalispell Flathead

+19F+1991
T51

Fogelsong, Mitchell

Billings West

+20F+2092
T51

Wassmer, Jacob

Billings West

+20F+2092
T51

Lowry, Drew

Kalispell Flathead

+20F+2092
T54

Labbe, Brennan

Missoula Hellgate

+22F+2294
T54

Jacobs, Myles

Helena High

+2216+22-
T56

Engel, Kaleb

CMR

+23F+2395
T56

Perkins, Michael

Great Falls

+2317+23-
58

Dobbins, Dylan

Helena Capital

+25F+2597
59

Philipps, Carter

CMR

+28F+28100
60

Falk, Brodie

Belgrade

+2917+29-