The Boonville Pirates golf team found out first hand what it was like to compete against some of the heavyweights Monday during the annual Smith-Cotton Classic at Sedalia Country Club.
With a total of 20 teams participating in the tournament, the Pirates golf team finished 13th overall with a team score of 339.
Park Hill South captured first in the overall team standings with a score of 286. Rock Bridge, meanwhile, finished second with a score of 292. Pembroke Hill took third with a score of 302, followed by Lee's Summit North at 308, Warrensburg fifth at 319, Jeff City sixth at 320, Camdenton seventh at 321, Lee's Summit West at 322, Lee's Summit and Marshall tied for ninth at 331, St. Joseph Central 11th at 332, Helias 12th at 336, Boonville and Columbia Hickman tied for 13th at 339, Tipton 15th at 357, Smith-Cotton 16th at 365, Sacred Heart 17th at 369, Eldon 18th at 371, Smith-Cotton's No. 2 team 19th at 446 and Richmond 20th at 460.
Boonville golf coach Seth Pirtle said the weather turned out great for the S-C Classic. "As a team we shot much better than last year," stated Pirtle. "Also, having Brett place fourth after not placing at all last year was a great accomplishment."
Pirtle said the top 10 golfers medaled in the tournament.
Jack Knoesel of Rock Bridge was the overall champion with a 3-under par 67 while Taylor Woods of Warrensburg and Tanner Gwen of Park Hill South tied for second with a 2-under par 68.
Boonville sophomore Brett Windsor, meanwhile, finished fourth overall with a 1-under par 69.
Senior Tanner Green finished the tournament just out of medal contention with a 11-over par 81, while Clayton Lang fired a 17-over par 87, Eric VanderLinden with a 32-over par 102 and Morgan Johnston with a 45-over par 115.