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Jim Mee wins Lake City Open title

Libby’s Jim Mee shot a 68 on Saturday and followed it up with a 67 on Sunday to claim the Pro Division title and $3,500 top prize at the 2022 Lake City Open at Polson Bay Golf Club last weekend . Mee finished 9 under par in the two-day event.

The annual event is a fundraiser for the Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation.

Missoula’s Sean Ramsbacher won the amateur title in a four-way playoff after shooting a 65 on Sunday. Ramsbacher won the playoffs with a birdie on the No. 1 hole ahead of Mike Mattson, Ryan Flink and Jerry Pearsall.

Cameron Milton, head pro at Polson Bay, tied for second with Mike Grob after the two finished 7 under.

Greg Vannatta finished 1 under to win the senior title.

Defending champion Roger Wallace, director of golf for the PGA at Polson Bay, finished tied for seventh at 1 over.

Other homegrown players included Tim Esquibel, who finished tied for first in the third flight and Josh Maki who won the fifth flight.

All four boys from Polson High School finished in the top six of their respective flights, including Hunter Emerson (first in flight one), Carson Hupka (fourth in flight two), Christian Lund (tied for third in flight four), and Torrin Ellis (sixth in Sixth Flight).

The event raised over $9,000 for the Polson Scholarship and Education Foundation this year through local sponsorships.

Full results are available online at