BCHS golf teams open season

J.P. Plutt
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
BCHS activities have teed off

Dillon’s Trace Gardner tees off during the Dillon Invitational at Beaverhead Golf Course on Tuesday. The Beavers opened their season on Monday at Butte. Friday the group plays at Livingston. Results of the Dillon tourney were not available by press deadline and will be reported in next week’s paper. J.P. Plutt photo

BCHS golf teams open season

The Dillon Beaver golf teams opened on Monday at Butte, hosted a tourney on Tuesday and finish the week at a meet in Livingston.

Dillon golf coach and Beaverhead Golf Course Professional Justin Roberts says he has 12 boys and two girls out for the sport this fall. On the boys side six to seven team members will likely compete for the five varsity slots on a weekly basis in the estimation of Roberts.

The early season shows the adaption of the sport to COVID-19 protocols. For 9-hole tournaments, the field is limited to 45 participants and at 18-hole venues the field can be as many as 90 golfers. Rather than being grouped by ability with the best golfers in the field in one group and the next group the next 5 best players, teams play with their teammates.

At Butte on Monday, Trace Gardner and Parker Puyear lead the boys team with sixth and eighth place finishes, respectively. Kaylinn Turney, a sophomore, placed ninth on the girls side with a 116. Macee Greenwood of Corvallis topped the girls field with a stunning score of 67.

“I’m happy with the way we played,” said Roberts of the opener in Butte. “We really haven’t had any practices yet, but we will get to work on some things Wednesday.”

Dillon’s meet included guests Hamilton, Stevensville, Frenchtown, Butte Central, and Livingston. Some of the teams have only one or two golfers. Butte Central did not enter any participants in their own tourney on Monday.

Butte Central Invitational Golf Tournament at Highland View