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Local Sports

PCM girls shoot record round, win C-M invite

WASHINGTON — Prairie City-Monroe girls golf coach Val Edwards had one final challenge for her team’s final regular-season meet on Friday.

And in a season where the Mustangs have dealt with inconsistent weather and still managed victory after victory, that challenge apparently’ wasn’t even that much of a challenge.

The Mustangs shot a nine-hole school record round of 182, winning a six-team invitational at Colfax Golf Club. Fellow Jasper County school Collins-Maxwell-Baxter was fifth, while Colfax-Mingo’s Olivia Maggard carded a 53 as the team’s lone competitor.

“Wow! About sums up our season so far,” Edwards said. “These girls are so close in scores, if someone has an off night, I can still count on the others for scores.”

PCM’s 182 beat the previous record, set by last year’s squad, by four strokes. Cassidy Van Veen earned medalist honors with a 44 thanks to two pars on the day, while Kaitlyn Wilkie edged out Maddie Peters for runner-up on a card back after both shot 45s. Taylor Phifer rounded out the team’s scoring with a 48, while Hannah Hugen and Rachel Phifer record non-scoring rounds of 53 and 62.

The meet also produced nine-hole personal bests for Van Veen, Wilkie and Taylor Phifer.

Leading CMB was Anna Peters, who carded a 58. Elisabeth Engel was next in with a 61, Courtney Clapper recorded a 70 and Morgan Iske rounded out the team scoring with a 78. Shelby Deaton contributed a non-scoring round of 97.

Albia finished second in the meet with 201, while Pella Christian was a near third at 205. There was then a 49-stroke dropoff for fourth place.

PCM will try to carry its regular season success into regional play today when it, and CMB, head to Albia. The Mustangs won a tournament in Albia on April 8. Colfax-Mingo will play its regional at Dike.

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