MONROE — Between returning home and having some cooperative weather, Thursday probably would have been a good enough day for the Prairie City-Monroe girls golf team.
However, the Class 3A No. 4 Mustang girls took it one step further and claimed the Mustang Classic for the first time in a number of years, shooting a 403 to top a nine-team field at Gateway Recreation.
Maddie Peters led the Mustangs and finished second overall with a 91, splitting her nines with scores of 46 and 45. South Tama’s Paige Van Dyk earned medalist honors with an 87, and Albia took second in the team standings with a 431.
Coming in second for PCM and third overall was Rachel Phifer with a 98, and rounding out PCM’s scores were Cassidy Van Veen and Taylor Phifer, who each carded a 107. In just her first meet since recovering from ACL injury suffered during basketball season, Kaitlyn Wilkie carded a 106 for eighth place playing on the Mustangs’ JV team. Kelsey Van Veen and Hannah Hugen contributed non-scoring rounds of 108 and 109, respectively.
The Mustangs continued their already successful season on Thursday, and they will need to keep that success coming with the Heart of Iowa Conference meet scheduled for next Wednesday at Honey Creek Golf Course in Boone.
“I am really happy the way the girls are playing, but we can’t let up as we are coming in to conference,” PCM coach Val Edwards said. “We need to keep working hard if we want to make our goal of getting to state.”