Kade McDonough of Missoula Sentinel finished 19th in the 54-hole High School Golf National Invitational at Pinehurst Resort in North Carolina.

The sophomore fired a 75 in the final round Wednesday, falling three spots from Tuesday. His total for the tournament was 224 (76-73-75).

Simon Kwon of Utah won the event with a score of 212 (72-70-70). Boston Bracken, who also hails from Utah, finished in a tie for second with Thomas Curry of Texas at 214.

McDonough was the highest finisher from Montana or Idaho. Billy Smith of Whitefish finished 97th with a score of 239. Joe Opitz of Sentinel checked in at 177th (247) and Clay Godwin took 224th at 254. Andrew Hauser of Sentinel carded a score of 272, Jaden Dennis scored 273 and Zach Hangas 312. 

Sentinel finished 33rd as a team with a score of 1,015. That was 18 strokes lower than Whitefish in 38th place. Utah won the team competition with a score of 876.

Bill Speltz, Missoulian 


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