COLFAX — The PCM boys’ golf team was five shots back of Class 4A Newton on May 6 at the Colfax-Mingo Boys Invitational at Colfax Country Club.
The Cardinals had the overall medalist and their four scoring golfers finished in the top 10 overall. Four PCM golfers turned in scores of 90 or better.
Newton won the tournament with a 342. PCM finished second with a 347. Both programs were well ahead of everyone else.
Pella Christian was third with a 370, Saydel shot a 389 in fourth and Colfax-Mingo carded a 439 in fifth. Colo-NESCO and Clear Creek-Amana did not have enough golfers to claim a team score.
PCM senior Ryan Hill and junior Jackson Thomas both shot an 84 to tie for a top-five finish. Hill won the tiebreaker on a cardback to finish in fourth.
Newton’s Austin Reynolds (78) was three shots better than Clear Creek-Amana’s Brandon McCarty (81) for medalist honors, and Graham Howerzyl of Pella Christian was one shot better than Hill and Thomas in third.
PCM junior Noah Lanphier shot an 89, finishing just outside the top 10. The final counting score for the Mustangs came from junior Dayton Boell, who was one shot off Lanphier with a 90.
The two non-counting scores for the Mustangs were turned in by sophomores Reed Worth (92) and Andrew Van Ryswyk (118).
PCM boys finish fifth at HOIC tournament
POLK CITY — PCM did not play its best at the Heart of Iowa Conference tournament on May 2.
After a score of 349, the Mustangs’ 18-hole average dropped to 332 on the season.
But the average is still 17 shots better than PCM was at the par 71 Tournament Club of Iowa golf course.
PCM finished fifth in the nine-team field.
Class 3A Gilbert and Nevada were separated by three strokes with the Tigers winning with a 322 and the Cubs finishing second with a 325.
Roland-Story was third with a 334, South Hamilton finished fourth with a 341, and the Mustangs were eight shots back in fifth.
The rest of the field included Greene County (361), Saydel (388), North Polk (405) and Collins-Maxwell/Baxter (530).
Lanphier led the Mustangs with an 83. That was good enough for a tie for ninth.
The other top-20 finish came from Boell, who ended up in a tie for 19th with an 87.
Hill was one shot back in 21st with an 88, and the final counting score was collected by sophomore Van Ryswyk (91).
Thomas and Worth carded non-counting scores of 92 and 101, respectively.
Nevada’s Dylan Sporrer won medalist honors with a 76.
Gilbert’s Joe Gibbons shot a 77 as the runner-up medalist.
Nevada had two of the top four scores, and Gilbert finished with three of the best six scores.
Mustangs finish second in HOIC triangular
AMES — PCM placed second in a three-team HOIC triangular on May 5 at Ames Golf and Country Club.
The Mustangs shot a 171 and bested Roland-Story by six shots. Host Gilbert won the meet with a 157.
Worth was the top Mustang individual with a 41. Lanphier shot a 42 in second, Hill carded a 43 and the final counting score of 45 came from Boell and Van Ryswyk.
The non-counting score of 46 was turned in by Thomas.