Steady hand gives Lamar boys golf's Jimmy Clark his second win of the season

TRINIDAD — Lamar's Jimmy Clark didn't have to make a run down the stretch, he just needed to have a steady hand.

And that's exactly what he had. He played the last three holes even to get his second win of the boys golf season. He fired a 5-over-par 77 at the Trinidad Municipal Golf Course to claim the first Tri-Peaks League tournament of the year.

St. Mary's boys golf Peter Stinar

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St. Mary's won the team championship as senior Peter Stinar finished second on the leaderboard with a 78. Lamar was 25 shots behind the Pirates and finished second.

Clark played the front nine at 3-over and faltered on just two holes. On the par-5 first in which his wayward drive hit a tree and bounced in the nine fairway. He then made double-bogey on the tricky par-3 seventh.

His only birdie of the day came on the 18 hole, but it was timely as it put him just one stroke behind Stinar. The St. Mary's standout, also a winner in the young season, then made double-bogey on 18 to end his day putting Clark in the driver seat.

Clark made a two-putt par on No. 1 to seal his victory.

Prairie View's Nelson cards low round of the day

Prairie View senior Jeff Nelson was in a groove at Coyote Creek. At Monday's EMAC North tournament, Nelson was comfortably in red numbers as he fired a 4-under-par 67 to claim the win.

He shot even on the front nine before blitzing the back nine, making four birdies in a row and going on a run of five birdies over eight holes.

Brighton sophomore Kyle Leydon also ended his day under par after shooting 70. He was 2-under on the front and even made an eagle on the par-5 12th. Bogeys on 10 and 11 and a double-bogey on 16 hurt his chances to to hang with Nelson.