A pair of gold trophies are again within Manhattan Christian’s reach following the Class C tournament’s first day.

Both of the Eagles’ teams are atop the state meet standings at Double Arrow Golf Course in Seeley-Swan as each lead by 14 strokes.

Caidin Hill is the overall individual leader for the boys. Hill, who is the defending state champion, carded 74 to lead Christian to a team score of 253. The sophomore leads the field by nine strokes heading into Day 2 as the Eagles seek to repeat.

“He played lights out today,” Christian co-head coach Tom Hubers said. “The boys started on the back nine, and so he shot 38 and then he shot even par of the front nine.”

Hill was 2-under-par heading into the final two holes of the day and then ran into trouble. He had a double bogey on the first hole but made a 15-foot putt on the second to finish with the 74.

“He’s happy,” Hubers said. “We got a pretty good game plan for him, and he’s just executing the shots he needs to and his score obviously reflected it today.”

Trevor VanDyken carded 89 for the Eagles while David Aamot and Cullen Visser rounded out the team with 90 and 93, respectively.

“All the boys played pretty good on the front nine and just struggled a little bit on the back,” Hubers said. “Cullen had an off day today, but I think he can bounce back tomorrow and hopefully contribute to the team score too.”

Gardiner, led by Sean Rehmer’s 88, is second in the team standings with 267 and leads Great Falls Central by one stroke.

Christian’s girls are in position to win a third consecutive team title after finishing Day 1 with 308. Defending state champion Jillian Frye led the charge with 90.

“Jill didn’t play great. Had some good holes, had some bad holes,” Hubers said. “I know she’s going to be anxious to get back out there tomorrow and post a good number and hopefully win it individually and help the team win the team title as well.”

Frye trails Ennis’ Landri Paladichuk, who is last year’s state runner-up, by two stokes.

“Not an insurmountable number to overcome for tomorrow,” Hubers said. “Jill will have her work cut out for her a little bit, but I think she can do it.”

Alexa VanDyken carded 108 for the Eagles while Maddie Liudahl and Natalie Walhof followed with 110 and 116, respectively.

“Maddie and Alexa both struggled. Had some pretty bad holes and just didn’t finish the best on the last few holes either,” Hubers said. “So looking to improve on that tomorrow.”

Loyola boys lead Class B

Missoula Loyola’s boys lead the field with 308 after the first day of the Class B tournament at Canyon River Golf Course in Missoula. Conrad is second with 347 while Broadwater County rounds out the top three with 361.

The Rams also boast the individual leader in Bucky Crippen, who shot 65. He’ll take an eight-stroke lead into Day 2 over Broadwater’s Cody Graveley, who carded 73.

John Jennings, the lone representative for Three Forks, carded 83.

Loyola leads Shelby in the girls team standings by one stroke, 373 to 372, while Bigfork is third with 428. Katie Fagg of Loyola leads the field with 74 while Fairfield’s Emma Woods and Shelby’s Skyler Martin each carded 77.

Manhattan is tied for ninth with Poplar after both teams carded 488s. Jasmine Grossman led the Tigers with 102 as Ashley McCormack (106), Kristen McCormack (123), Cayli Chapman (157) and Ella Halverson (168) trailed.

Mackenzie Rowan carded 111 as the lone Three Forks golfer.

Colton Pool can be reached at cpool@dailychronicle.com or 406-582-2690. Follow him on Twitter @CPoolReporter.