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Mehl, Grattan, Raina Ports win 4th of July golf

by Daily Inter Lake
| July 7, 2024 12:00 AM

WHITEFISH —  Whitefish’s Cory Mehl and Andrew Medley of Scottsdale, Arizona, ended up tied for the men’s titles at the Earl Hunt Memorial Fourth of July Tournament Saturday, before Mehl got the victory at Whitefish Lake Golf Club. 

Whitefish’s Brad Grattan went way low for a nine-stroke win in the men’s senior division as well. 

Medley had the low score Saturday, a 68 that started with a bogey but included five birdies. Mehl, who came in with a three-shot lead, fired a 71. Both golfers shot 209 over 54 holes. 

Raina Ports finished strong to claim the women’s title. Ports, a University of Montana golfer out of Oro Valley, Arizona, got her strongest challenge from her twin sister and fellow Grizzly Hannah. But a two-under-par 34 over the final nine pushed her margin of victory to six strokes through 54 holes. 

Grattan fired the lowest score among the seniors all three days, including a 6-under 66 on Friday that put him in command. He had five birdies on the back nine Friday. 

Complete scores can be found at golfgenuis.com. The login is: WLGCFourth. 


Earl Hunt Memorial 4th of July Tournament 

July 4-6, Whitefish Lake Golf Club 

MEN’S 

Championship Flight

Cory Mehl, Whitefish    68-70-71—209 

Andrew Medley, Scottsdale    71-70-68—209 

Joe Stover, Dallas    71-68-72—211 

Christian Clark, Dallas    68-70-73—211 

Byron Olson, Houston    72-72-72—216 

Justin Door, Spokan    64-74-80—218 

Brian Noonan, Whitefish    73-73-73—219 

Connor Bennett, Lakeville    74-73-73—220 

Brian Hanson, San Diego    74-74-72—220 

Payton Taylor, Col. Falls    75-74-73—222 

Sean Ramsbacher, Missoula    71-74-77—222 

Joe McGreevey, Helena    72-80-71—223 

Samuel Krause, Whitefish    73-75-75—223 

Hank Miller, Phoenix    76-72-75—223 

Mike Meizei    77-73-73—223 

Ken Bush, Kalispell    72-74-77—223 

Chris Goldan, Bolzeman    73-77-74—224 

Kade McDonough, Missoula    76-72-76—224 

Gavin Klein, Bozeman    75-76-74—225 

Jason Johnstone, Cave Creek    75-75-75—225 

Bob Hasquet, Missoula    74-78-74—226 

Chris Haas, Bozeman    76-70-80—226 

Arthur Doorn, Whitefish    73-75-78—226 

Dan Conklin, Whitefish    80-74-73—227 

Tyler Avery, Kalispell    75-76-76—227 

Owen Wolak, Falls Church    72-80-75—227 

Parker Chimp, Charlotte    79-75-74—228 

Carson Hupka, Polson    75-76-79—230 

Joe Wagner, Whiteish    78-77-76—231 


MEN’S 55+ 

Championship Flight 

Brad Grattan, Whitefish    71-66-71—208 

Bill Dunn, Missoula    73-72-72—217 

Gregory Hetzer, Whitefish    71-76-71—218 

Carl Funk, Arlee    74-73-76—223 

Marty Mehl, Whitefish    76-78-71—225 

Ron Ramsbacher, Missoula    78-71-76—225 

Gene Walsh, Whitefish    74-79-76—229 

Rick Reimers, Missoula    77-81-75—233 

Joe Cielak, Libby    80-76-79—235 

Steve Adams    73-80-82—235 

Matt Sheridan, Kalispell    79-77-80—236 


WOMEN’S 

Championship Flight 

Raina Ports, Missoula    73-71-72—216 

Hannah Ports, Missoula    75-73-74—222 

Tricia Joyce, Butte    73-74-77—224 

Emma Woods, Fairfield    75-76-77—228 

Jasi Acharya, Carver    78-77-74—229 

Anna DeMars, Clancy    79-79-73—231 

Marcella Mercer, Whitefish    79-78-79—236 

Ashley Maki, Polson    83-85-84—252 

Anna Stensrud, Missoula    91-78-84—253 

Stella Claridge, Kalispell    80-93-84—257 

Mielle Kavran, Billings    93-92-93—278 

 

    Cory Mehl watches his tee shot on the 10th hole of the South Course during the Earl Hunt Memorial 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Friday, July 5. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Tricia Joyce watches her tee shot on the 10th hole of the North Course during the Earl Hunt Memorial 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Friday, July 5. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Andrew Medley watches his tee shot on the 10th hole of the South Course during the Earl Hunt Memorial 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Friday, July 5. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Anna DeMars watches her tee shot on the 10th hole of the North Course during the Earl Hunt Memorial 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Friday, July 5. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Christian Clark watches his tee shot on the 8th hole of the South Course during the Earl Hunt Memorial 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Friday, July 5. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Justin Dorr watches his tee shot on the 15th hole of the South Course during the Earl Hunt Memorial 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Friday, July 5. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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    Liam Clancy watches his tee shot on the 7th hole of the South Course during the Earl Hunt Memorial 4th of July Tournament at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Friday, July 5. (Casey Kreider/Daily Inter Lake)
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