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Matt Larson watches his putt on number one green Saturday in Cut Bank.

The Wolves golf team has traveled the Golden Triangle the past two weeks, starting with a trip to Choteau before the Easter Break. Four boys competed at the Choteau Varsity Invitational in warm, but windy conditions. Devin Gobert shot a 96 on the day, followed by Coalter Littrell (97), Matt Larson (102), and Wyatt Michaels (127). 

The Wolves got back on the bus a few days later and traveled to Fort Benton to play the long and difficult Signal Point Golf Course. Gobert again led the Wolves with a 97, followed by Littrell’s 99. Other Wolves competing were Jayden Augare (113), Larson (117), Michaels (123), and Matt Meiwald (153). 

Shelby hosted their Invitational Friday, April 26, which included all the teams from the District 1B Conference. TaeLynn Still Smoking carded her best round of the year touring the Marias Valley track in 92 strokes, tying for fifth place honors. 

“It’s great to see TaeLynn shoot such a low score on a demanding course. TaeLynn has a real shot at qualifying for state especially if she can stay in the low 90’s,” stated Coach Scott Laird.  Teammate Kendall Hibbs, also competed in Shelby and shot a respectful 124. 

On the varsity boys side, Littrell placed in the top 15 with a 96 and was followed by Larson’s 112. Tyler Edward’s lead the Wolves’ JV team with his personal best 103, followed by Michael’s 128, Meiwald’s 133, and Ray Little Young Man’s 138. 

The next day the Wolves hit the road again and traveled to golf on a cold and windy day at the Harvest Hills Course of Fairfield. Still Smoking survived the day with a 115, and was followed closely by Hibbs’ 121 for the girls. On the boys’ side, Augare and Larson finished the day with a 110 and 118, respectively.

This past week the Wolves hosted their annual JV and Varsity meets which turned out to be the best conditions of the short season. Larson competed in the 11-team JV tournament on Friday and led the Wolves with a sixth place score of 103. Others competing were Michaels (112), Little Young Man (118), Edwards (121), and Meiwald (124). 

On Saturday most of the same schools returned for the final regular season tournament of the year. Larson led the boys’ charge with a 95 to edge out Littrell’s 96, placing him in the top 15. Other boys competing were Michaels (107), Edwards (117), and Little Young Man (130). 

“Matt is just an impressive kid. He works as hard as anyone we’ve ever had. He wants to make himself better which will happen with his ‘can do’ attitude,” stated Laird. 

On the girls’ side of the varsity meet, Still Smoking, a senior, played in her final home meet placing ninth with a final score of 105. Teammate Hibbs had an up and down day with a 133. 

“We would like to thank Nicole Shook and her staff for the patience and hard work they put in helping host the two days of invitational play,” said Laird.

The Wolves will be traveling to Wolf Point for the divisional tournament on May 7 and the chance to qualify for next week’s State Tournament in Missoula.

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