Cowboys drive away from field

1_golf-023TEED OFF  — Cowgirl Tori Fladstol starts her downswing, teeing off at the par 5, 410 yard first hole at the Pondera Golf Club on Thursday.  I-O Photo by Buck Traxler





In nice weather for a change, Conrad hosted an 18-hole golf tournament on Thursday at the Pondera Golf Club.

The Cowboys pulled out the big sticks and drove away from the field on the 6,516 yard, par 72 layout.

Senior Kyle Ellis put together rounds of 37-38 – 75 to lead the team to first place honors. He was also the low medalist.

Austin Fowler placed second with a round of 82, Joe O’Brien fashioned a neat 88, Graham Grubb came on to shoot a 93 and Justin Salois had a 102.

Team scores and places looked like: 1. Conrad 333, 2. Choteau 345, 3. Fairfield 369, 4. Cut Bank 385, 5. Shelby 448.

On the girls’ side, Cowgirl Tori Fladstol had a tough day, even on the home course and shot a 125.

The Cut Bank girls placed first, Shelby second, Fort Benton was in third and Fairfield was in fourth.

Kelsey Little, of Fort Benton, and Mariah McCormick, of Cut Bank, tied for low medalist at 93. Little won a chip-off and placed first individually.

Cowboy JV golfers Quinn Gianarelli and C.J. O’Connor participated and had scores of 117 and 120 respectively.

Valier had three players on the varsity side, not enough to field a team. Clint Christiaens shot 88, Matt Christians 114 and Chase Durnell 112.

On a side note, the Fort Benton bus driver, Bill Scheele, suffered a heart attack just after getting the Longhorns’ bus into the parking lot at the PGC.

He was rushed to the PMC and transported to Benefis in Great Falls by Mercy Flight.