Macee Greenwood of Corvallis is playing her best golf right now according to her coach, Kristy Schlimgen. Schlimgen said Greenwood, a sophomore, is playing with a lot of confidence and hitting the ball well.
“She’s about six to seven strokes lower than her average last year.”
Greenwood, along with Schlimgen and Luke Schlimgen (Kristy’s son) went to Pinehurst, North Carolina this summer and had the opportunity to play with the best of the best high school golfers. Schlimgen said it was a personal invitation to the top players in each state. Out of 105 golfers, Greenwood placed 18th.
Hamilton won the girls tournament held at the Hamilton Golf Course on Saturday. They finished one point ahead of Corvallis with 409. Greenwood led all scorers with an 80. Hamilton’s Aly Rose finished third with 94, and Sami Knapp of Corvallis was fifth with 99. McKinley Murray of Hamilton was sixth with 100.
On the boys side of the tournament, Tanner Hanson of Hamilton scored a 72 to take the win. Luke Schlimgen was second with 78 and Max Cianflone was third with 81. Rounding out the top eight scorers were Corvallis’ Mason Anderson with 83; Hamilton’s Cole Dickamore and Jackson Heath, along with Kamas Romney of Frenchtown with 86; and Andrew Ricklefs of Hamilton and Dylan Kominic of Frenchtown with 88.
The high school Class A golf season has one more week before divisionals which will be held in Polson, tentatively.