LCSC's Villa captures title at Carroll
HELENA, Mont. – Lewis-Clark State College junior Juanita Villa fired a final round of 77 for a 54-hole total of 220 to win female medalist honors at the Carroll College Invitational, which wrapped up play Tuesday at the Bill Robert Golf Course.
The first 36 holes of the tournament were played on Monday with the final 18 on Tuesday.
Both the Warrior men’s and women’s teams placed second in the tournament, which is one of five Frontier Conference tournaments held throughout the year at various sites. The team scores from the five tournaments are added together for an overall team score, which determines the conference champion.
Rocky Mountain, which won the first tournament in both men’s and women’s play, did it again in this tournament. The RMC men’s team posted a 300 score Tuesday for an 879 total, edging LCSC, which had an 886 after a 297 round on Tuesday.
The highlight for the Warrior men was the play of Chris Jarrett, who finished one stroke behind the overall individual winner, Bjorn Ottosson of Rocky Mountain. Jarrett was the only player to shoot in the 60s on Tuesday with a 68.
Unfortunately for LCSC, Jarrett didn’t make the top five for LCSC prior to the tournament and was playing unattached.
Jeff Ray and Nic Arrenbrecht led LCSC scores with totals of 219 and 220, respectively. Ray tied for fourth overall, while Arrenbrecht tied for sixth.
Villa was one off the best score of the day with her 77, but LCSC coach Paul Thompson said the pin placements Tuesday made the course much tougher than the opening 36 holes.
LCSC sophomore Sue James, playing in her first varsity tournament, continued her solid play with her third straight round in the 70s, carding a 76. The three rounds mark the only times in her career she has shot in the 70s on a regulation course.
Rocky Mountain won the women’s side with a 922 total, while LCSC was second at 946.
Rocky Mountain has a 25-shot lead over the LCSC men after the two conference tournaments, while the RMC women hold a commanding 77-shot lead over the Warrior women. Both LCSC teams are in second place after the two tourneys.
The third and final conference tournament of the fall will take place this Sunday and Monday in Billings, Mont.
Team scores – 1, Rocky Mountain 300-879. 2, Lewis-Clark State 297-886. 3, Montana Tech 297-895. 4, Miles Community College 308-910. 5, Westminster 309-914. 6, Carroll 307-931, 7, Great Falls 318-939. 8, Montana-Western 320-967.
Medalist – Bjorn Ottosson 79-215.
LCSC scores – Jeff Ray 74-219, Nic Arrenbrecht 76-220, Chris Kneen 74-221, Joey Lovell 74-227, Pat Casabonne 75-230.
LCSC non-scorers – Chris Jarred 68-216, Scott Mooney 75-227, James Rooney 79-231.
Team scores – 1, Rocky Mountain 313-922. 2, Lewis-Clark State 316-946. 3, Carroll 339-1035. 4, Montana State-Northern 394-1182. 5, Westminster 438-1286.
Medalist – Juanita Villa, LCSC, 77-220.
Other LCSC scores – Sue James 76-232, Cortney Shrout 82-248, Samara Kluever 81-250, Alana Norris 84-251.
LCSC non scores – Jordan Knapp 85-252.