Girls start off week with rough start

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by Tyler Foster

Last week, the PCM Mustangs girls’ golf team held meets on both Monday and Tuesday, April 21-22. This kicked off the week for the Mustangs who would eventually have three meets before the end of the week. The first meet was held at Terrace Hills Golf Course, with Bondurant being the host of the meet. The Mustangs finished fifth as a team with a final score of 254.
Individually, sophomore Breanna Maher tied for first place, winning the card-off, while finishing with a 44. Freshmen Sabrina Reed and Ellie Steenhoek finished with scores of 65 and 66, respectively, and junior Abby Van Haaften carded a 79 to round out the day.
Head Coach Val Edwards said, “As a team, we struggled with the wind, but some scores were better than last week. I am still pleased with the girls’ scores, as I can see improvements in different areas each meet.  Our short game still seems to give us the most trouble.”
The next meet was at Lincoln Valley Golf Course in State Center, Iowa, with West Marshall the host team. In an 18-hole tournament, the team finished fifth in the meet. For the Mustangs, it was a similar round up as Monday.
Maher led the team, shooting a 103 over 18 holes. This time, there was a close team battle between Steenhoek and Van Haaften, carding 142 and 143, respectively. Rounding out the Mustangs was Reed with 151. The team finished with 539 strokes. Maher, the team leader, placed fifth at the meet.
Steenhoek said, “We have improved a lot from where from where we started and specifically, we have done really well on our putting and drives have gotten a lot better. Our chipping in from around the green could use some work.”