Jasi Acharya of Carver, Minnesota, went wire-to-wire while Cory Mehl of Seattle turned in a sensational finish to top the leader board at the 82nd annual Fourth of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on a sunny, but very windy Saturday.
Acharya, who led by seven shots after the first 18 holes and by six after 36, finished four shots ahead of the field to capture the womens title.
Acharya, 63-77-76216, had a 4-over-par round on the final day on the South Course. She broke the South Course record during Thursdays opening session under ideal weather conditions with a 63.
Stephanie Hurlbert of Magnolia, Texas, had the best score again on the last day, carding a 74 to finish at 220. She had the best round on Friday with a 71.
Tiegan Avery of Kalispell, 72-78-76226, was third.
Rounding out the top five were Morgan ONeil of Laurel, 78-75-77230, and Kylie Esh of Missoula, 70-76-87233.
Coral Schulz of Whitefish and Cathie Tronson of Great Falls had the second best scores on the final day with 75s. Schulz finished sixth and Tronson seventh.
Mehl, who was nine shots back after 36 holes, closed with a 1-under 71 for a 214 total and a one-shot victory over Logan Lindholm of Kalispell and Andrew Medley of Scottsdale, Arizona.
Lindholm and Medley were tied for the lead after 36 holes and held a 3-shot advantage heading into Saturdays action. Both shot 78 to close with 215 scores.
Conor Rooney of Whitefish and former champ Robb Bergeson of Billings tied for fourth with 217s.
Mark Mance of Whitefish, who shot a 72 on Saturday, was sixth with a 218.
Defending champion Joey Moore of Billings was eight shots off the pace and tied for ninth.
82nd annual 4th of July Tournament
Whitefish Lake Golf Club
Jasi Acharya, Carver, MN 63-77-76216
Stephanie Hurlbert, Magnolia, TX 75-71-74220
Tiegan Avery, Kalispell 72-78-76226
Morgan ONeil, Laurel 78-75-77230
Kylie Esh, Missoula 70-76-87233
Coral Schulz, Whitefish 78-83-75236
Cathie Tronson, Great Falls 78-85-75238
Whitney Frykman, Seattle 74-90-82246
Kinsey Irvin, Lewiston 73-82-92247
Marianne Barker, Whitefish 87-86-86259
Marcy Holt, Spokane 79-92-88259
Katie Wills, Missoula 89-85-85259
Kathy Dodd, Whitefish 81-82-97260
Marianne Nelson, Missoula 80-89-92261
Emily Garden, Lolo 89-85-90264
Janell Tanner Oneal, Bigfork 84-89-93266
Marcella Mercer, Bigfork 86-98-87271
Bobbie Lacklen, Libby 93-89-92274
Jenna Gordon, Calgary, AB 99-93-89281
Cory Mehl, Seattle 74-69-71214
Logan Lindholm, Kalispell 68-69-78215
Andrew Medley, Scottsdale, AZ 66-71-78215
Conor Rooney, Whitefish 70-72-75217
Robb Bergeson, Billings 70-70-77217
Mark Mance, Whitefish 73-73-72218
Sean Benson, Billings 72-69-78219
Craig Hurlbert, Magnolia,TX 78-69-73220
Sam Krause, Seattle 76-71-75222
Joey Moore, Billings 72-75-75222
Garrett Woodin, Billings 75-71-77223
Justin Miller, Phoenix 78-70-75223
Bob Hasquet, Missoula 76-72-75223
HoTae Kim, Billings 72-76-75223
Kyle Mossfeldt, Calgary, AB 80-72-73225
Shawn Tucker, Whitefish 73-73-79225
Payton Scott, Billings 74-74-78226
Brad Grattan, NA 75-77-76228
Jim Coleman, Billings 74-75-79228
Ben Marsh, Scottsdale, AZ 72-80-76228
Marty Mehl, Seattle 74-72-83229
Bennett MacIntyre, Helena 74-75-80229
Sean Ramsbacher, Missoula 71-80-79230
Ross Bartell, Great Falls 76-78-77231
Cooper Donahue, Scottsdale, AZ 74-79-79232
Liam Clancy, Park City 72-79-82233
Bucky Crippen, Missoula 77-81-77235
Christian Clark, Dallas 79-79-81239
Joseph Potkonjak, Bigfork 74-80-86240
Samuel Berry, Billings 83-86-72241
Brock Robillard, NA 75-82-85242
Rick Reimers, Missoula 75-82-85242
Rich Boswell, Calagary, AB 75-76-72223
Peter Benson, Billings 71-73-80224
Brett Bennyhoff, Great Falls 76-76-79231
Thomas Shea, Whitefish 80-76-77233
Sam Saunders, Buckeye, AZ 76-78-81235
Rod Brady, Whitefish 82-74-80236
Jim Marsh, Scottsdale, AZ 79-75-82236
Walt Barnes, Addison, TX 77-84-79240
Dave Streeter, Whitefish 85-75-83243
Earl Rife, Kalispell 82-83-78243
Bruce Walter, Great Falls 81-81-83245
Gary Holt, Spokane 81-79-86246
Tom Hall, Great Falls 78-90-85253
Mike Walsh, Great Falls 95-87-86268
Tim Hansen, Calgary, AB 85-87-99271