FARMINGTON – The Piedra Vista boys golf team withstood unfavorable circumstances to easily win today's PV Invitational at Piñon Hills Golf Course in Farmington.
The Panthers not only dealt with soggy weather conditions as the afternoon progressed, but also some slow starts on the course.
PV's Trey Diehl was at least three shots over par approaching the eighth hole, but he turned things around soon enough. After shooting for par on the eighth green, he found his rhythm and finished strong.
PV’s River Smalley had the top individual score at 73 (two strokes over par), while Trey Diehl and Tyler Diehl and St. Pius’s Aidan Thomas all shot 74.
Thomas took second individually after a playoff tiebreaker, but Trey Diehl and Tyler Diehl placed third and fourth, respectively.
The Panthers shot 301 as a team to win the event, edging second-place Los Alamos by 21 strokes.
River Smalley had the top individual boys score of 73 (1 over par) Monday at Piñon Hills Golf Course in Farmington. PV boys won team title at 301. Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times, Farmington Daily Times
PV shot 301 to win the boys team title Monday at Piñon Hills Golf Course in Farmington. Matt Hollinshead/The Daily Times, Farmington Daily Times
Girls golf duo places in top-five
Piedra Vista’s Shandiin Harper shot 85 to place third individually in the girls tournament, while Aztec’s Isabelle Peralta shot 89 for fifth.
Los Alamos won the girls tournament with a score of 360.
Piedra Vista will compete in the District 2-5A golf championships next Monday at San Juan Country Club.