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Pahrump Valley too much for Eagles at Mountain Falls

Trojans golfers, junior Austen Ancell and senior Derek Moore, delivered a one-two punch against Boulder City at Mountain Falls Golf Course (par 72) on Monday for the win. Ancell carded a 3-over-par 75 and Moore carded a 77 to lead Pahrump.

Trojans coach Robert Hopkins was pleased with the win as the Trojans team carded a 412 to the Eagles’ 441.

Everybody has had their good moments but they have all also had some big numbers, which killed us,” Hopkins said. “On the bright side, we shot our lowest round of the season yesterday, 412.”

Ancell felt good going into the match.

“I am not peaking at the moment,” he said. “I can do better.”

Ancell and Moore were grouped with the two top Eagles golfers in the match, Kyler Atkinson and Cade Neilson. Ancell had a rough start on the first hole, having to take a penalty shot, which led to a bogey. He then parred the next hole and birdied the third hole to take a one-stroke lead against Atkinson. Ancell kept the pressure on throughout the match and Atkinson in the end couldn’t overcome the one-stroke lead by Ancell.

Moore’s score was encouraging for the Trojans going into regional play on May 11 at Palm Valley Golf Course in Las Vegas. The top three teams will qualify for state, along with the top five individuals. The second day of play will be at Siena Golf Course in Las Vegas.

“We played better yesterday at times, but still had some mistakes,” the coach said. “Derek played really well yesterday and I believe he can play like that at any time.”

Contact sports editor Vern Hee at vhee@pvtimes.com. On Twitter: @pvtimes

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