27 junior golfers qualify for state

2014-06-17T14:45:00Z 2014-06-18T00:11:05Z 27 junior golfers qualify for state The Billings Gazette
June 17, 2014 2:45 pm

Twenty-seven junior golfers from the Billings area qualified for state on Monday during the District 4 qualifier held on the Elmer Link Course at Pryor Creek Golf Club in Huntley.

The 36-hole state tournament, put on by the Montana State Golf Association, will be held on Monday and Tuesday at Laurel Golf Club.

Besides crowning state champions in three age groups for the boys and girls, the results will also be used to determine the state's Junior America's Cup and Montana/Alberta Junior Ryder Cup teams.

District 4 state qualifiers included Sean Benson, Payton Stott, Joey Moore, Kortney McNeil and Hannah Zwemke, who received automatic berths based on past performances at state or with the America's Cup or Montana/Alberta Cup teams, said Tom Caudle, district representative with the MSGA.

Benson, 16, and Moore, 14, are reigning state champions.

The age-group winners at Monday's district meet included: Stott (16-17 boys), Riley Kaercher (14-15 boys), Paul O'Neil (13-under boys), Zwemke (16-17 girls), Angela King (14-15 girls) and Madeline Dawson (13-under girls).

The other state qualifiers included Austin Walter, Bryce Mocabee, Garrison Allen, Jackson Boos, Garrett Woodin, Adam Henneberry, Caleb Trost, Colton Hudson, Parker Jones, Brady Cady, Nick Pasquarello, Cody Brunner, Mikela Atkinson, Morgan O'Neil, Tanna Campbell, Jalen Wagner, Nevin Larson and Carrie Carpenter.

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