April 19, 2021

Short-handed Mustangs finish second, Hawk boys third at L-S golf quad

PCM competed without two of its top three golfers

LYNNVILLE — Playing without two of its top-three golfers, PCM’s boys golf team still found a way to finish second in a golf quadrangular at Diamond Trail Golf Club on Tuesday.

The Mustangs carded a 178 in their season opener. Lynnville-Sully played at home for the first time this season and finished third out of the four teams.

Albia won the meet with a 170. L-S scored a 202 in third and Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont was fourth with a 225.

“It was a good first meet,” PCM boys golf coach Mike Cardin said. “The scoring was fairly consistent. Conditions were windy so I was happy with our scores.”

PCM did not have senior veterans Andrew Mitchell or Gatlin Boell because they were both at the Mustangs’ home coed track meet on Tuesday.

Gabe Lanphier was the runner-up medalist on the day as he opened the season with a 42. Albia’s Landon Simpson was the meet medalist with a 40.

The other three counting scores for the Mustangs were Grant Van Veen’s 43, Grant Landgrebe’s 46 and Brayden Berger’s 47. Brian Nicholson and Keaton Thomas both carded 49s as non-counting scores.

For Lynnville-Sully, Keegan DeWitt and Maxwell Mintle both led the way with 47s. C.J. Nikkel’s 50 and Luke Farrell’s 58 were the other two counting scores with Luke Kramer (62) and Carsten James (65) recording non-counting scores.

“We improved from our meet with Montezuma last night, which is what a coach always likes to see,” L-S golf coach Jeff Knouse said. “I was very impressed with Max Mintle. He had a nine-shot improvement.”

All six of Albia’s varsity golfers shot 45 or better.