Acharya, Mehl win Fourth of July Tourney

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  • Shawn Tucker of Whitefish tees off on round two of the Fourth of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Course on Friday. (Daniel McKay photos/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Whitefish's Coral Schulz tees off on round two of the Fourth of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Course on Friday.

  • Shawn Tucker of Whitefish tees off on round two of the Fourth of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Course on Friday. (Daniel McKay photos/Whitefish Pilot)

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    Whitefish's Coral Schulz tees off on round two of the Fourth of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Course on Friday.

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 women’s title.

Acharya, 63-77-76—216, had a 4-over-par round on the final day on the South Course. She broke the South Course record during Thursday’s 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, 72-78-76—226, was third.

Rounding out the top five were Morgan O’Neil of Laurel, 78-75-77—230, and Kylie Esh of Missoula, 70-76-87—233.

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 Saturday’s 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

Thursday/Friday/Saturday

Whitefish Lake Golf Club

Women

South Course

Par 72

Championship Flight

Jasi Acharya, Carver, MN 63-77-76—216

Stephanie Hurlbert, Magnolia, TX 75-71-74—220

Tiegan Avery, Kalispell 72-78-76—226

Morgan O’Neil, Laurel 78-75-77—230

Kylie Esh, Missoula 70-76-87—233

Coral Schulz, Whitefish 78-83-75—236

Cathie Tronson, Great Falls 78-85-75—238

Whitney Frykman, Seattle 74-90-82—246

Kinsey Irvin, Lewiston 73-82-92—247

Marianne Barker, Whitefish 87-86-86—259

Marcy Holt, Spokane 79-92-88—259

Katie Wills, Missoula 89-85-85—259

Kathy Dodd, Whitefish 81-82-97—260

Marianne Nelson, Missoula 80-89-92—261

Emily Garden, Lolo 89-85-90—264

Janell Tanner Oneal, Bigfork 84-89-93—266

Marcella Mercer, Bigfork 86-98-87—271

Bobbie Lacklen, Libby 93-89-92—274

Jenna Gordon, Calgary, AB 99-93-89—281

Men

North Course

Par 72

Championship

Cory Mehl, Seattle 74-69-71—214

Logan Lindholm, Kalispell 68-69-78—215

Andrew Medley, Scottsdale, AZ 66-71-78—215

Conor Rooney, Whitefish 70-72-75—217

Robb Bergeson, Billings 70-70-77—217

Mark Mance, Whitefish 73-73-72—218

Sean Benson, Billings 72-69-78—219

Craig Hurlbert, Magnolia,TX 78-69-73—220

Sam Krause, Seattle 76-71-75—222

Joey Moore, Billings 72-75-75—222

Garrett Woodin, Billings 75-71-77—223

Justin Miller, Phoenix 78-70-75—223

Bob Hasquet, Missoula 76-72-75—223

HoTae Kim, Billings 72-76-75—223

Kyle Mossfeldt, Calgary, AB 80-72-73—225

Shawn Tucker, Whitefish 73-73-79—225

Payton Scott, Billings 74-74-78—226

Brad Grattan, NA 75-77-76—228

Jim Coleman, Billings 74-75-79—228

Ben Marsh, Scottsdale, AZ 72-80-76—228

Marty Mehl, Seattle 74-72-83—229

Bennett MacIntyre, Helena 74-75-80—229

Sean Ramsbacher, Missoula 71-80-79—230

Ross Bartell, Great Falls 76-78-77—231

Cooper Donahue, Scottsdale, AZ 74-79-79—232

Liam Clancy, Park City 72-79-82—233

Bucky Crippen, Missoula 77-81-77—235

Christian Clark, Dallas 79-79-81—239

Joseph Potkonjak, Bigfork 74-80-86—240

Samuel Berry, Billings 83-86-72—241

Brock Robillard, NA 75-82-85—242

Rick Reimers, Missoula 75-82-85—242

Senior

Championship

Rich Boswell, Calagary, AB 75-76-72—223

Peter Benson, Billings 71-73-80—224

Brett Bennyhoff, Great Falls 76-76-79—231

Thomas Shea, Whitefish 80-76-77—233

Sam Saunders, Buckeye, AZ 76-78-81—235

Rod Brady, Whitefish 82-74-80—236

Jim Marsh, Scottsdale, AZ 79-75-82—236

Walt Barnes, Addison, TX 77-84-79—240

Dave Streeter, Whitefish 85-75-83—243

Earl Rife, Kalispell 82-83-78—243

Bruce Walter, Great Falls 81-81-83—245

Gary Holt, Spokane 81-79-86—246

Tom Hall, Great Falls 78-90-85—253

Mike Walsh, Great Falls 95-87-86—268

Tim Hansen, Calgary, AB 85-87-99—271

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