Saturday, February 24, 2018

Jonathan Noteboom watches the ball he just chipped towards the green. Noteboom, a freshman, shot a 119 in junior varsity action. According to Head Coach Linda McClanahan, Noteboom’s play was the biggest surprise of the day.Sadye Small putts the ball towards the hole Friday at the Hardin Triangular. Small golfed a 109, taking fourth place overall in girls action.Darnell Lefthand, using an iron, hits the ball toward the green. Lefthand, a junior, shot a 102 and was the top golfer for the Bulldogs.Maddie Flamm hits the ball onto the green in action Friday. Flamm stroked her way to a 157.

Off and swingin’

Sadye Small places fourth overall for Hardin
The Bulldog golf teams took to the links for the first time Friday in a triangular against Billings Central and Laurel.
This year, Hardin has seven boys and four girls out for golf. 
“All the kids got to play on Friday,” said Head Coach Linda McClanahan.
According to McClanahan, the most important thing is that the team improves every day.
“So far, I’ve been real happy with the kids,” she said.
The top golfer for the boys Friday was junior Darnell Lefthand, who shot a 50 on the front nine and a 52 out back for a 102. The Bulldogs’ only other varsity golfer was senior Adam Tillman, who shot a 121. Tillman golfed a 65 on the front nine and came back taking nine strokes off his game on the back nine for a 56.
Lefthand and Tillman were the Bulldogs’ only varsity golfers.
The five remaining golfers for Hardin golfed on the junior varsity team.
According to McClanahan, the biggest surprise of the day was freshman Jonathan Noteboom, who shot a 119. Noteboom stroked his way to a 64 on the front nine and a 55 on the back.
Senior Kolin Cannon hit a 61 on the front and a 66 out back for a 127. Sophomore Taylor Lundberg golfed a 136 with a 75 the first nine and a 61 on the back nine. Sophomore’s Jonathan Ferguson hit a 143 with a 71 and 72, and Matthew Bush shot a 71 and 73 for a 144.
Hardin has four girls out for golf this year, but only two competed Friday. Senior Sadye Small golfed a consistent 54 and 55 for a 109 and a fourth place overall finish. Junior Maddie Flamm stroked a 76 on the front nine and an 81 out back for a 157.
Nicole Nedens and Hailey Canon did not compete Friday.
This Friday, Bulldog varsity golfers will travel to Miles City for their meet.