Laurel's Paul O'Neil

Laurel's Paul O'Neil watches his tee shot on the third hole of the second round of the Billings Invitational at Lake Hills Golf Club on Tuesday.

CASEY PAGE, Gazette Staff

BILLINGS — So far this prep golf season, Billings West's Joey Moore and Bozeman's Kameryn Basye refuse to lose.

Moore and Basye won their second consecutive tournaments on Tuesday, claiming medalist honors at the two-day Billings Invitational, which wrapped up at Lake Hills.

Moore, a senior, won in spectacular fashion by shooting a 6-under-par 66 and prevailing by 16 strokes over Keaton Sunchild of Great Falls.

He opened the tournament on Monday with a 10-under 61 at Peter Yegen, and his 16-under 127 total is one of the best, if not the best, 36-hole scores in Class AA history.

Sunchild finished at 143 (71-72), while Billings Skyview's Cody Brunner, Billings Central's Liam Clancy and Great Falls CMR's Duncan Hollar tied for third at 145.

Basye triumphed in come-from-behind fashion in slipping by West's Carrie Carpenter by two strokes, 148-150. She trailed Carpenter by one stroke after Monday's opening round.

Basye closed with a 4-over 76 at Lake Hills, while Carpenter settled for a 7-over 79. 

Annika Danenhauer of Bozeman was a distant third at 157 (77-80).

West captured the boys team title with a 588 score. Great Falls was second at 595 and Great Falls CMR finished third at 605.

Bozeman placed first among the girls at 631. The Hawks were followed by West at 660 and Skyview at 716.

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