GREAT FALLS — Montana Tech engineered an impressive 12-stroke comeback Tuesday in the final day of the Argo Invitational, with the Orediggers making up 13 strokes to overtake Rocky Mountain College and Lewis-Clark State.
It was the Orediggers first Frontier Conference event in over 20 years, per Montana Tech Sports Information.
"Today was a day that I think this team will remember for the rest of their lives," Oredigger head coach Sean Ryan said in a release. "They came back from a dozen strokes behind one of the powerhouse teams in the NAIA and proved to themselves and everyone else that Montana Tech golf can not just compete but win any tournament they are a part of. I'm just so proud of them."
Tech was led by two final-round 68s from senior Trey Hoagland and junior Sean Ramsbacher, the latter of which claimed top medalist honors after shooting eight-under-par over the course of the three-day tournament.
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The Orediggers' final team total was 881, with Matt Hobbs and Bridger Martin contributing the other two scores for Tech's victory.
The women's team claimed a third-place finish after totaling a cumulative 693 score, finishing behind Rocky Mountain College and Lewis-Clark State who placed first and second respectively.
The Orediggers' next tournament will be in Helena, when Tech travels to Green Meadow Country Club for the Carroll College Invitational on September 23 and 24.
"This was a great tournament for us to get our feet wet, both literally and figuratively, in Frontier Conference play," Ryan said. "I was happy with how the team responded to the challenging elements and played their best golf on the last day."