As the only senior on the Boonville Lady Pirates golf team, it’s only fitting that No. 1 golfer McKenna Stumph is a player the team looks up to for leadership every match.
So while playing in a triangular meet on Tuesday at California Country Club, Stumph was again at her best for the Lady Pirates while capturing meet medalist honors with a 2-over par 38 for nine holes.
Boonville also won the meet thanks to a season best score of 44 from junior Mille Dorman to beat both Sacred Heart and California. The Lady Pirates finished the meet with a score of 192 while Sacred Heart finished second at 218 and California third at 235.
Boonville Lady Pirates golf coach Rob VanderLinden said the girls played a little better than their last match as they took the victory.
“McKenna, Mille and Olivia (Reynolds) were the top three individuals in the match,” VanderLinden said. “McKenna again led the team as she shot a 2-over par 38 and recorded her first ever eagle in the match. It is also the first time she has had multiple birdies in a nine-hole match. Mille set all kinds of personal best. She shot a 44, which is eight strokes better than her personal best. She also recorded her first ever birdie and had four pars, which is the most pars she has ever had. Olivia came in with a 52, which was third best in the match.”
In addition to scoring the low for the meet, Stumph also recorded one eagle, two birdies, one par and four bogeys. Dorman, meanwhile, finished the meet with one birdie, four pars and one bogey while Reynolds carded two pars and three bogeys.
Alisa Newbold finished 22 over with a score of 58 with three bogeys while Jalyn Schnetzler scored a 23 over par 59 with two bogeys. Freshman Julianne Bromagen, meanwhile, fired a round of 68.
The Boonville Lady Pirates golf team, 4-1 on the season, will host the Second Annual Lady Pirate Classic on Friday at Hail Ridge Golf Course.
Ten teams will make up the tournament, which includes Boonville, California, Eldon, Kirksville, Marshall, Mexico, Osage, Palmyra, Southern Boone and St. Paul Lutheran.
Boonville Lady Pirates Golf Coach Rob VanderLinden said the shotgun start at 9 a.m. will consist of scramble for holes 1-6, shamble for holes 7-12 and best ball for holes 13-18.
In last year’s tournament, Mexico won the team title while McKenna Stumph and Olivia Reynolds captured the individual championship.