Prep golf capsules: Class AA

2014-08-28T17:20:00Z Prep golf capsules: Class AAGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
August 28, 2014 5:20 pm  • 

Billings Senior Broncs

2013: Fourth at state

Head Coach: Terry Caekaert

Key Players: Girls — Kortney McNeil, Sr.; Allie Bofto, Jr.; Emma Dyre, Jr.; Abbey Mohr, So.; Taryn Gutierez, So.; Sarah Qualls, Fr.; Jalen Wagner, Fr. Boys — Sean Bensen, Sr.; Austin Walter, Sr.; Adam Henneberry, Sr.; Hayden Peters, Sr.; Warren Findon, Sr.; Eli Caekaert, Jr.; Andrew Driscoll, Jr.; Patrick Zimmer, Jr.; Shane Bykonen, So.; Ty Torbert, So.; Braxton Humphrey, Fr.; Connor Kelckbusch, Fr.

Coach Says: “Senior has a remarkable group of students that can play exceptional golf. Our goal is to have our performance equal our potential.”

Billings West Golden Bears

2013: State champions

Head Coach: Lance Edward

Key Players: Boys Colton Hunt, Tanner Dyk, Garrett Woodin, Bryley Woods, Parker Elliot, Riley Kaercher, Barron Edward, Caleb Trost, Joey Moore; Girls — Hannah Zwemke, Mike’la Atkinson, Hayden Flohr, Hillary Smith.

Coach says (girls): “Our girls, in contrast, are as experienced as anyone, but very thin. It will be fun to see how things progress as the season goes.”

Coach says (boys): “Our boys are as deep as any team in the state, but very young.”

Billings Skyview Falcons

2013: NA

Head Coach: Kas Ioane

Key Players: Boys — Payton Stott, Jr.; Gage Passon, Jr.; Logan Martin, So.; Alex Hilario, Sr.; Braxton Patterson, Sr.; Jameson Willems, Sr.; Nathan Rodacker, Jr.; Sean Wilson, So.; Chase Walters, So. Girls — Delaney Schmidt, Sr.; Madison Bartleson, Sr.; Angela King, So.; Emma Tolzien, So.; Madiliene Fugate, So.

Note: Stott finished tied for fifth last year at state.

Coach Says (girls): “They’re hard-working girls. They’re always striving to be the best they can be.”

Bozeman Hawks

2013: Boys fifth at state, girls eighth

Head Coach: Pat Darbro

Key Players: Boys Conner Brown, Tyson Odden. Girls Bridget Beyer.

Coach Says: “We are very young and inexperienced both sides, but we are mentally tough.”

Great Falls Bison

2013: 12th at state

Head Coach: Lance Olson

Key Players: Boys Cody Babinecz, Sr.; Schaefer Paladichuk, So.; Keaton Sunchild, Fr.; Girls Abigail Davidson, Sr.; Casey Babinecz, Jr., Catrina Babinecz, Jr.

Coach Says: “Our boys team is young this year with two seniors, two sophomores and two freshmen playing for varsity spots. I believe we can be competitive this year. Our girls have some experience with four of this year’s players playing varsity all year last year. I think we can be in the top half of the team scores for each tournament.”

Kalispell Glacier Wolfpack

2013: Boys sixth at state, girls seventh

Head Coach: Jim Schaible

Key Players: Girls Teigan Avery, Jr. Boys Cody Sherrill, Sr.; Scott Larson, Sr.; Tom Mann, Jr.

Coach Says: “Both Wolfpack boys and girls are expecting to bring home a trophy.”

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