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Local Sports

PCM boys golf tops 18-team Moravia Invite

Facing arguably its biggest test of the season, the Prairie City-Monroe boys golf team didn’t blink.

In an 18-team field loaded with top competition from Class 3A, the Class 2A No. 1 Mustangs shot a 308 to finish on top at the Preserve on Rathbun Lake in Moravia.

“Awesome win tonight. I’m very proud of these young men,” PCM coach Mike Smith said. “This invite is loaded with good teams and played on a very nice course.”

PCM senior Hunter Van Veen was medalist yet again with a three-under par 69, which was also a tournament record. He birdied his final two holes to defeat last year’s Class 3A individual champion, Centerville’s Alex Morman, by four strokes to earn the honor.

“This was the best outing I have seen out of Hunter yet,” Smith said. “He changed drivers this week and it really helped. He hit a lot of fairways today and that gave him chances for birdies.”

PCM’s other scores included a strong 76 from Justin Beener, a close 77 from Devon Woody and an 86 from Ryan Jennings. Colten Jenkins and Reid Jenkins contributed non-scoring rounds of 88 and 89, respectively.

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