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Panthers golf team cruises to victory in Pagosa Springs

Thayer Plewe of Montezuma-Cortez High School shot a 68 to take low score Thursday in Pagosa Springs.
Plewe scorches course for top honors

While the majority of the fall sports adjust opening their season in the final week of August, the M-CHS golf team is hitting midseason form.

With the regional tournament less than a month away, the Panthers bolstered their resume as one of the top programs in their class with a team victory at Pagosa Springs Golf Club.

The Panthers outpaced the five-team field with a team score of 236, topping second-place Durango by 36 strokes. Intermountain League foes Alamosa (279), Pagosa Springs (280), and Monte Vista (302) rounded out the field.

A 1-2 finish for the Panthers helped them to outdistance the field, including a blistering 68 from junior Thayer Plewe to help him nab medalist honors. Freshman Vincent Lopez took second place individually, carding an 80.

"Vince did a great job playing a difficult course that he had never played before," said head coach Todd Plewe.

The Panthers aim to continue their winning ways as they prepare for their regular-season home tournament at Conquistador Golf Course on Thursday, Sept. 2. The tournament will serve as an important preview for the regional tournament, which M-CHS will also host on Tuesday, Sept. 21.