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Prairie City News

PCM’s Reed finishes 28th at 2A state golf tournament

PANORA — The PCM girls’ golf team had an individual golfer playing at the state tournament level for the second straight season last week.

Senior Sabrina Reed played her final prep tournament in the Class 2A Girls’ State Tournament at Lake Panorama National Golf Course in Panora.

One year after former Mustang Breanna Maher placed ninth in the 3A tournament, Reed finished 28th in the 2A tournament.

“Sabrina made the comment that she was really happy that she was able to get and play in the state tournament her senior year,” PCM coach Tony Ford said. “That’s not bad for a young lady who didn’t pick up a club until she was a freshman.

“All that being said, she still played her game and did a good job grinding through the last day, finishing 28th.”

Reed was in a tie for 20th after day one following her 20-over-par 92. She finished her opening 18 holes with four pars, nine bogeys, four double bogeys and one triple bogey.

“The first day she played the course well and she had a more conservative approach since we wanted to see where the field would be after day 1 given some of the water holes were harder and there were not drop zones,” Ford said.

Her final round was seven shots worse than her first 18 holes, and a 99 pushed her into a tie for 28th overall. She finished with a two-day score of 191.

Reed went 48-51 for a 99 on the final day. Her round did not include a birdie. She had two pars, eight bogeys, five double bogeys and three triple bogeys.

“The second day, we took more of an aggressive approach and we made a goal to shoot in the mid-80s, which we thought would give her a chance at a top 10 finish,” Ford said. “Unfortunately, she had an early mishap on No. 2 with a shot that went out of bounds behind the green and Sabrina struggled to shake that one off and took a triple bogey. Her putts that normally fall from the five to 15 foot range weren’t dropping either.” 

Colfax-Mingo junior Delaney Underwood won a state medal, finishing in 10th overall with a two-day score of 173.

Dike-New Hartford sophomore Morgan Weber was far and away better than any other golfer on the course. She shot a 75 on the first day to grab a lead and then coasted to her first state championship with a 1-over-par 73 on the second day.

Weber’s two-day score of 148 was 12 shots better than Garner-Hayfield-Ventura’s Bailee Frayne. Weber finished third as a freshman in 2017.

Frayne carded an 81 on the final day to move into second.

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