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Maher leads PCM girls to fourth at HOIC meet

Published: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:02 p.m. CDT

BOONE — PCM senior Bre Maher collected her highest career finish in the girls’ Heart of Iowa Conference tournament on May 3 at Cedar Pointe Golf Course.

Maher shot an 84 and claimed runner-up medalist honors for the Mustangs, who placed fourth in the tournament with a 410.

Gilbert’s Britta Snyder won medalist honors with a 77. Gilbert was the runner-up in the team race with a 383, trailing champion Nevada by 12 shots. South Hamilton finished third with a 402. After PCM was Roland-Story (424), Collins-Maxwell/Baxter (461) and Greene County (465). North Polk had just two golfers.

Junior Sabrina Reed joined Maher on the all-conference team with a ninth-place finish. She shot a 97.

“I am very happy for both of them as they played well with some really tough competition,” PCM coach Val Edwards said of Maher and Reed.

The other two counting scores were juniors Madeline Mitchell and Ellie Steenhoek, who shot a 113 and 116, respectively.

PCM’s two non-counting scores came from sophomores Mack Bussan (123) and Lexi Reed (134).

“Some of the girls struggled today with tough course conditions due to the previous rainy days,” Edwards said. “Overall, I am pleased with our results as we knew this was going to be a very tough meet.”

Mustangs down

Hawks, Bombers

JEWELL — Mitchell won her first medalist honor of the season, and the Mustangs had two of the three top scores in defeating South Hamilton and Ballard at Jewell Golf and Country Club on May 2.

The Mustangs shot a 203 and defeated HOIC rival South Hamilton (211) by eight shots and the Bombers (212) by nine strokes.

Mitchell shot a 44 to win medalist honors. She was two shots better than Ballard’s Alle Echer and her teammate Maher.

Both Echer and Maher shot a 46 but Echer won runner-up medalist honors by way of a cardback.

“I was really happy for Madeline on her medalist honor tonight,” Edwards said.

Sabrina Reed shot a 51 for the Mustangs, while the final counting score came from Lexi Reed (62).

Steenhoek and Bussan finished with non-counting scores of 63 and 72, respectively.

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