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Moore, Acharya claim second titles at tourney

by STAFF REPORT
Staff Report | July 5, 2021 9:00 AM

Both 2018 men’s and women’s champions won their second titles Saturday at the 85th annual Earl Hunt 4th of July Golf Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club.

Jasi Acharya, of Carver, Minnesota, shot 2-under on the par 72 South Course (72-69-70—211) and bested second place Morgan O’Neil by 16 strokes. Acharya had the lowest women’s round of the day.

Bigfork’s Marcella Mercer carded 76-76-75—229 over the three-day tournament to finish in third. The 2020 Earl Hunt champion Cora Rosanova finished with 76-80-81—237 in fifth place.

Three-time champ Cathie Tronson of Great Falls was fourth.

Previous champion Darah Newell Smith was seventh and Hannah Rosanova was eighth.

Billings’ Joey Moore edged Andrew Medley by five strokes, 62-74-64—200 to win the men’s title. Moore’s 64 on the par 71 North Course was the lowest round of the day (he shot 62 on the same course Thursday).

Medley, of Scottsdale, Arizona, and two-time winner, shot a total 62-74-64—200.

Helena’s Riley Lawrence was one stroke behind in third. Oscar Maxfield and Ben Hayes finished with 208 strokes each. Sixth place Liam Clancy of Billings shot 65 Saturday, his lowest round of the tournament.

Kalispell’s Tyler Avery finished 31st (73-80-81—234).

Joe Cielak of Libby won the men’s senior title by one stroke over Missoula’s Ron Ramsbacher. Tommy Lindell of Kalispell was third, and Greg Hetzer of Whitefish was fourth.

85th Annual Earl Hunt 4th of July Tournament

Whitefish Lake Golf Club

July 1-3

Saturday

Women’s Championship Flight

Jasi Acharya Carver, MN 72-69-70—211

Morgan O’Neil Laurel 76-76-75—227

Marcella Mercer Bigfork 78-76-75—229

Cathie Tronson Great Falls 80-75-79—234

Cora Rosanova Bozeman 76-80-81—237

Lauren Nielson Belgrade 80-80-77—237

Darah Newell Smith Helena 79-79-80—238

Hannah Rosanova Bozeman 93-86-78—247

Kenzie Walsh Billings 84-80-84—248

Women’s First Flight

Laurel Ward Bozeman 78-70-71—219

Isabella Johnson Billings 72-75-73—220

Shelby DeVore 74-80-80—234

Marcy Holt Spokane 80-79-81—240

Janell Tanner-O’Neal 78-79-84—241

Emily Kelly Butte 82-78-81—241

Kathy Dodd Whitefish 82-79-85—246

Rikka Holiday Bozeman 81-83-82—246

Liz Hewson Whitefish 86-82-84—252

Bobbie Lacklen Libby 85-84-85—254

Karen Jacobson Whitefish 89-87-81—257

Marcia Reimers Missoula 82-97-83—262

Women’s Second Flight

Cheryl Briedenbach Sammamish, Wash. 86-85-84—255

Trina Diehl 90-89-86—265

Louise Cholette-Haley Polson 92-87-88—267

Cheryl Walter Lethbridge, Alta., CA 86-92-90—268

Tracey Whisenand Whitefish 89-91-89—269

Jeanette Chaney Columbia Falls 87-96-89—272

Stacy Denning Whitefish 90-94-89—273

Linda Ray 93-96-86—275

Ruth Fenn Libby 89-100-90—279

Kristin Hetzer Whitefish 101-96-96—293

Michelle Alamo Englewood, Colo. 96-100-98—294

Jen Warden Boise, Ida. 92-103-100—295

Men’s Championship Flight

Joey Moore Billings 62-74-64—200

Andrew Medley Scottsdale, Ariz. 69-69-67—205

Riley Lawrence Helena 68-71-67—206

Oscar Maxfield 70-69-69—208

Ben Hayes 69-68-71—208

Liam Clancy Billings 71-73-65—209

Brian Hanson San Diego 72-71—69—212

Jason Johnstone Scottsdale, Ariz. 68-74-73—215

Robert Hasquet Missoula 69-76-71—216

Justin Dorr Spokane 71-73-72—216

Devin Carrey 71-75-73—219

Payton Taylor Hamilton 70-74-76—220

Sean Ramsbacher Missoula 70-73-77—220

Ross Kronberg New Canaan, Conn. 69-78-74—221

Matthew Hobbs Polson 76-76-70—222

Cameron Hackmann Laurel 71-76-75—222

Byron Olson Houston, Tex. 81-73-71—225

Chris Goldan Bozeman 74-79-73—226

Joey Lovell Bozeman 72-77-77—226

Bill Dunn Missoula 73-75-78—226

Brice Warden Boise, Ida. 74-80-74—228

Mark Mance Whitefish 75-77-76—228

Tristan Hanson Hamilton 75-73-80—228

Joe Wagner Missoula 77-76-76—229

Maxime Blandin Dallas, Tex. 76-76-77—229

Akku Acharya Missoula 78-73-79—230

Benjamin Kaul Great Falls 76-79-76—231

Paull Veroulis Kalispell 75-80-77—232

Jack Johnston Missoula 74-76-82—232

Mike Watson 77-77-78—232

Tyler Avery Kalispell 73-80-81—234

Men’s Senior Championship Flight

Joe Cielak Libby 73-74-77—224

Ron Ramsbacher Missoula 77-72-76—225

Tommy Lindell Kalispell 76-75-75—226

Greg Hetzer Whitefish 74-73-80—227

Gary Holt Spokane 79-72-78—229

Jim O’Neil Laurel 79-78-77—234

Baker Montgomery Dallas, Tex. 82-79-76—237

Rick Reimers Missoula 83-77-80—240

Nalin Maxfield Salt Lake City 77-83-81—241

Terry Aikin Englewood, Colo. 79-81-86—246

Tom Shea Whitefish 86-80-81—247

Bill Kleinecke Novato, Colo 84-81-83—248

Todd Ward Bozeman 83-82-83—248

Dave Lucey Marietta, Ga. 84-84-82—250

Bryon Mayala Billings 87-82-84—253

Tom Rea Kalispell 85-84-88—257

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Jasi Acharya watches her tee shot on the eighth hole of the North Course during the third round of the Earl Hunt 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Saturday, July 3. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Shawn Tucker, of Whitefish, watches his drive off the first tee of the South Course during the opening round of the Earl Hunt 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Thursday, July 1. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Dan Conkling, of Whitefish, watches his drive off the first tee of the South Course during the opening round of the Earl Hunt 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Thursday, July 1. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)

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Karen Jacobson, of Whitefish, watches her approach shot on the 13th hole of the North Course during the opening round of the Earl Hunt 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Thursday, July 1. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)