The Shelby High golf teams have gotten off to a strong start this spring with impressive showings on their home course along with road meets in Conrad and Choteau.
Last Friday the Coyotes hosted a meet and the local linksters dominated the girls’ competition. Senior Skyler Martin took full advantage of her home course and fired an 83 to earn top honors. Kendall Anderson finished fourth with a 98. Kelsyn Lohr and Maddison Underdal each shot a 105 and Avery Hoover followed with a 106. Bailey Johnson rounded out the Coyote scores with a 112. Shelby earned a team score of 392 to finish ahead of Choteau’s 428 and Fairfield’s 439.
The Coyote boys placed second with a combined 401, six strokes behind first placed Choteau’s 395. Fairfield finished third with a 413.
Sean Rogers shot an 87 to finish second overall followed by Cameron Brusven who fired a 104 to finish seventh. Kyler Cassel and Lucas Fretheim each shot a 105 and Teagan Tustian rounded out the scores with a 107.
On Saturday a trio of Coyotes competed in Choteau for a JV meet and Cassel finished third overall on the boys’ side with a 96. Tustian also finished in the top ten with a 102, placing ninth. Underdal placed third in the girls’ meet with a 103.
The Coyotes opened the season in Conrad on April 5 and Martin began her senior campaign with a win, firing an 85 to lead the field. Reese Whitted shot a 98 to finish fourth. Anderson scored a 103, Lohr shot a 112, Hoover recorded a 126 and Raven Olsen rounded out the scores with a 132. The Coyotes finished first overall as a team with a 405.
The Coyote boys were paced by Wyatt Brusven’s 87 while Cassel shot a 103 in Conrad.
Saturday April 6 the Coyotes were in Fort Benton for the Belt/Centerville Invitational and Martin earned her second first place finish in as many days as she fired a 92 to lead the field. Anderson shot an even 100 to place second and Whitted made it a clean sweep for the Coyotes as she placed third with a 101. Johnson shot a 105, Hoover and Olsen each shot a 106, Lohr finished with a 112 and Underdal rounded out the scores with a 125.
Rogers earned a first place finish on the boys’ side with an 85 while Wyatt Brusven was fourth with a 96.
The Coyotes will be back in Fort Benton on Monday April 22 for a varsity meet before hosting a triangular on Tuesday. Friday the Marias Valley Golf Course will be the host again for a varsity meet.