Boonville sophomore Brett Windsor went into Monday’s first day of the Missouri State High School Golf Championships at Sedalia Country Club knowing that he had to stay close after Day 1.
With a goal to finish in the top 15, which would give him all-state honors, Windsor had to feel good about his chances today after currently standing in 17th place with a 7-over par 77 with one birdie, six bogeys and one double bogey.
Boonville Pirates golf coach Seth Pirtle said Windsor was playing really well and then on the eighth hole he hit it behind a tree and tried to punch it out. “I know he was kind of down after his round but after seeing the scores come in and seeing that he was still in the running, that seemed to perk him up a little bit,” Pirtle said. “If he can shoot a 75 today he can make all-state.”
In the team standings after Day 1, MICDS led with a score of 308. Notre Dame (Cape Girardeau) was currently in second place with a score of 310, followed by Westminster Christian Academy with a score of 313, Excelsior Springs at 314, Pembroke Hill at 318, St. Charles West at 320, West Plains at 326, Lutheran South at 327 and Sullivan at 329.
Ethan Luecke of Warrenton was the leader after Day 1 with an even par 70.
Andrew Brackbill Lilly of MICDS and Jack Litzelfelner of Notrestood were tied for second with a score of 72, followed by Bailey Woods of Warrensburg in fourth place with a score of 73, Bryce McPherson of Kennett and Carter Stephen Morrison of Cameron tied for fifth with a score of 74, Sohil Desai of MICDS, Preston Fleenor of Pembroke Hill, Mack Hughes of Excelsior Springs, Clayton Allen Moles of Marshfield and Gabe Wheeler of Sikeston tied for eighth with a score of 75, Alec Abel of Hannibal, Robert Barton Mahaffey Jr. of Logan-Rogersville, Siraphop Sea Sirisil of Westminster and Haden Stevens of Bolivar tied for 13th place with a score of 76, and Windsor, Aaron Hessemeyer of Platte County, Chris Percy of St. Charles West, Brendan Terbrock of Westminster and Tyler Tran of Bolivar tied for 17th place with a score of 77.
In Class 1 after Day 1, Marceline was the leader with a score of 337 while Barat Academy stood in second place with a score of 338. In Class 2, Lutheran St. Peters led all teams with a score of 317 while Lamar stood in second place only five strokes back with a score of 322. Meanwhile, in Class 4, Marquette had the low score for the day with a score of 308. Timberland was second at 310, followed by Park Hill South at 315, Rock Bridge at 316, Rockhurst at 317, Francis Howell at 322, Kickapoo at 323 and Poplar Bluff at 329.