Big Timber golf makes history

It’s noteworthy and truly rare when a prep sports program qualifies both its boys and girls teams for the state tournament in the same year. And for the first time in 10 years, the Herders have successfully accomplished that feat after the Big Timber boys and girls teams each took third place at the Class B divisional tournament on Monday at Eagle Rock Golf Course in Billings.

And for the first time in Sweet Grass County High School history, both teams brought home a divisional trophy.

After finishing third with 352 team points at the divisional tourney, several members of the Big Timber boys team also earned dual state tournament qualifications and will compete both as individuals and as members of the Herders team. Blake Finn led the Big Timber boys team after placing fifth with an individual score of 79, Cliff Weller took sixth with an 83 and Carter Brownlee made the cut with a 92 to finish 15th overall. Big Timber’s Caleb Patton and Brandon Schwers will also compete on the boys team at state. Colstrip won the boys divisional tournament with 319 points. 

On the girls side, the Lady Herders took third place at the tournament with 458 points behind divisional team winner Columbus at 433 points. 

Tanna Campbell won the individual girls competition and shot an 83 to lead the Big Timber girls team. Madilyn Emter took eighth with a 103 and along with Campbell, will compete individually and as a Lady Herders team member at state. Rounding out the postseason squad for the Lady Herders are Holly Kovatch, Marissa Morgan and Rylee Whitrock.

To read the full story, pick up the May 11 edition of the Pioneer or subscribe to our e-edition. Current subscribers are provided complimentary access to the e-edition with registration.

 

By Jordan P. Ingram / Yellowstone Newspapers

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Photo courtesy of Sheri Campbell 
 

Top row: Blake Finn, Carter Brownlee, Caleb Pratton, Brandon Schwers, Cliff Weller.

Bottom row: Madilyn Emter, Rylee Whitrock, Tanna Campbell, Marissa Morgan and Holly Kovatch.

 

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