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Avery, Johnston and Maxfield lead 4th of July golf

by Daily Inter Lake
| July 2, 2020 8:11 PM

WHITEFISH — Ryggs Johnston shot 6-under par to tie for the men’s field lead after the first day of the 84th Annual Earl Hunt Memorial 4th of July Golf Tournament on Thursday at Whitefish Lake Golf Course.

Johnston just finished his freshman year of golf at the University of Arizona and graduated from Libby High School in 2019.

Oscar Maxfield also shot a 6-under 66 on the North Course and is tied for the lead with Johnston.

University of Montana graduate and Kalispell native Tiegan Avery carded a 4-under 68 on the South Course and leads the women’s field.

In second, Cora Rosanova finished on par at 72.

Flathead High School junior Marcella Mercer shot 9-over 81. Mercer was the state AA golf runner-up in 2019.

Tyler Avery, a rising sophomore at Glacier High School, carded a 75.

Whitefish High School rising senior and state A golf champion Cameron Kahle finished with 77 strokes.

Dow Powell and Dave Earns shot 1-under par 72 on the South Course and share the lead of the senior field.

Ron Ramsbacher sits in second after carding 72.

Coral Schulz won the 2019 women’s tournament, becoming the first local woman do so in 30 years.

Sean Ramsbacher was the 2019 men’s champion.

The tournament continues today and Saturday with tee times beginning at 8 a.m.

84th Annual Earl Hunt Memorial 4th of July Golf Tournament

Thursday

at Whitefish Lake Golf Club

Round 1

Men

North Course

Par 72

Ryggs Johnston 66

Oscar Maxfield 66

Sean Ramsbacher 70

Joey Moore 70

Marcus Drange 70

Jack Johnston 70

Brady Cady 71

Shawn Tucker 71

Andrew Medley 71

Paull Veroulis 72

Bill Dunn 72

Liam Clancy 72

Caleb Trost 72

Craig Hurlbert 73

Riley Lawrence 73

Garrett Woodin 73

Sean Benson 73

Bob Hasquet 73

Mark Mance 73

Payton Taylor 74

Matt Hobbs 74

Jason Winkler 73

Ross Bartell 74

Jason Johnstone 75

Tyler Avery 75

Zachary Taylor 75

Mack Duvall 75

Bradley Hogin 75

Akku Acharya 75

Troy Toner 75

JR Small 76

Mark Houser 76

Marty Mehl 76

Tommy Lindell 76

Dan Maher 77

Cameron Kahle 77

Dan Conkling 77

Byron Olson 77

Samuel Berry 77

Paul ONeil 77

Justin Dorr 77

Brad Grattan 77

Ben Kaul 78

Bryce Reed 78

Carson Hackmann 78

Max Kleinecke 78

Ryan Santa 78

Brian Hanson 78

Matt Longfield 78

Kade McDonough 78

Chris Goldan 79

Jace Rhodes 79

Tristan Hanson 80

Parker Heller 79

Tyler Schiff 79

Austin Brady 80

Peter Ellis 80

Hayden Peters 80

Tanner Hanson 80

Ken Bush 81

Cole Jaworski 81

Sean Ryan 81

Grant Carey 81

Joe Stover 82

Will Ellegard 82

Art Doorn 83

Parker Jones 83

Nick Hustwaite 83

Shayne Knight 84

Blake Finn 84

Scott Larson 85

Phil Vilar 86

Kurt McDonough 86

Mat Stevenson 87

Joe Opitz 89

Garret Lowell 90

Women

South Course

Par 72

Teigan Avery 68

Cora Rosanova 72

Cathie Tronson 77

Kinsey Irvin 78

Hannah Rosanova 78

Marcy Holt 80

Marcella Mercer 81

Bobbie Lacklen 82

Karen Jacobson 83

Marcia Reimers 84

Ginny Larence 85

Isabella Johnson 85

Jeanette Cheney 87

Linda Ray 91

Cheryl Breidenbach 91

Alana Griffin 92

Chloe Tanner 93

Jo Anne Duncan 93

Tracey Whisenand 93

Jannell Tanner-O’Neal 95

Cheryl Walter 95

Kristin Hetzer 100

Ruth Fenn 102

Stacy Denning 108

Seniors

South Course

Par 72

Dow Powell 71

Dave Eames 71

Ron Ramsbacher 72

Tim Kiley 74

Gregory Hetzer 75

John Brubaker 75

Jeff Niesen 76

Nalin Maxfield 77

Sam Saunders 77

Rod Brady 78

Baker Montgomery 79

Dan Urie 79

Andy Breidenbach 80

Dan Lieberg 81

Ted Johann 81

Chris Vidulich 81

Bill Kleinecke 82

Bill Lelievre 83

Mike Lincoln 83

Vincent DePinto 83

Gary Holt 83

Dave Streeter 84

Larry Schwenke 84

Dann Rohrer 85

Jeff Gosselin 85

Joseph King 85

Walt Barnes 86

Mike Bailey 87

Greg Betthauser 88

Thom Peck 88

Brian Cripe 89

Steve Wood 89

Robert Sandman 89

Steve Solberg 90

Barry Fenn 91

Ralph Hemp 91

Dan Wagner 91

Marshall Kreuter 93

Bob Slaven 95

Russ Warnick 95

Scott Smith 96

Kevan Green 97

Carl “Tom” Long 98

Rick Stevens 98

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Marcella Mercer watches her shot off the 5th tee of the South Course during the Earl Hunt 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Cameron Kahle chips out of a sand trap on the 18th hole of the North Course during the Earl Hunt 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Ryggs Johnston watches his drive off the 12th tee of the North Course during the Earl Hunt 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Thursday. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)