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.