POLK CITY — The PCM boys’ golf team placed all four of its scoring golfers on the all-conference team at the Heart of Iowa Conference boys’ golf tournament on May 1.
The Mustangs came home with an impressive conference standing, too.
PCM finished second overall and trailed Class 3A and conference champion Nevada by three strokes.
The Mustangs shot a 321 in second, while Roland-Story (333), Gilbert (338), Greene County (369) and North Polk (369) completed the top five.
South Hamilton finished sixth with a 370 and Saydel shot a 404.
Junior Andrew Van Ryswyk led the Mustangs with a 78, which was tied for third overall. Van Ryswyk shot a 1-over-par 37 on the back nine after carding a 41 on the front nine.
Senior Dayton Boell finished tied for seventh with an 80, and the other non-conference players were seniors Jackson Thomas and Elijah Sperfslage, who shot an 81 and 82, respectively.
The top 12 finishers earned all-conference honors.
The Mustangs two non-counting scores came from junior Reed Worth (87) and senior Noah Lanphier (94).
Gilbert’s Tommy Doyle won the individual conference title with a 2-under-par 69.
Nevada’s Dylan Sporrer was the runner-up medalist with a 76.
Mustangs cruise to
title at Colfax-Mingo
COLFAX — PCM flexed its muscles at the Colfax-Mingo Invitational on May 5.
The Mustangs placed five of their six golfers in the top six of the tournament, were 11 strokes better than their season average and cruised to the team championship a Colfax Country Club.
PCM shot a 315 on the day and were 36 shots better than runner-up Newton. All six of their golfers had scores better than 90.
Boell took runner-up medalist honors with a 75. Boell was at even par after nine holes. He led Clear Creek-Amana’s Brandon McCarty by a stroke after the first nine, but McCarty won medalist honors after shooting a 2-under-par on the second nine.
McCarty fired a 71 to win. After Boell for PCM went Van Ryswyk with a 76, Thomas finished with an 81 and Lanphier turned in an 83.
Worth finished sixth individually on the day with a non-counting team score of 84. Sperfslage rounded out the Mustang golfers with a non-counting 89.
Newton finished second on the day with a 351. Clear Creek-Amana was third with a 361, Pleasantville shot a 374 and host Colfax-Mingo carded a 400. Saydel shot a 411, and Colo-NESCO/Collins-Maxwell and Pella Christian did not have enough golfers for a team score.
Boell was three shots worse on the back nine because he lost a ball on one of his holes. Van Ryswyk had a 38 on each of his nine holes. Thomas was three shots better on his back nine and Lanphier improved his second nine by five strokes.
PCM places third at West Marshall
STATE CENTER — All six PCM golfers shot better than 90 at Lincoln Valley Golf Course on May 4. And the four scoring players were at 81 or better.
Not even that was enough to win the team title as the Mustangs finished third despite bettering their 18-hole season average by 13 shots. Class 2A PCM finished shot a 313 but was seven shots back of champion and 3A Nevada and five strokes behind 3A Norwalk.
The Mustangs did finish ahead of 3A Grinnell at the West Marshall Invitational despite Grinnell’s top golfer, Lucas Scherf, carding a tournament-best 66.
Worth led the Mustangs for the first time this season. He finished fourth individually with a 75.
Boell shot a 76 and finished ninth on a cardback. Lanphier and Van Ryswyk both carded 81s as the final counting scores. Thomas and Sperfslage had non-counting scores of 84 and 89, respectively.