Boonville senior Thomas Simmons did his part Tuesday in the season opener against the California Pintos.
After Monday’s cancellation against Fulton and Blair Oaks, Simmons had little trouble looking to the next match while recording meet medalist honors with a 3-over par 39 to lead the Pirates past California 169-186 at California Country Club.
Boonville Pirates golf coach Rob VanderLinden said it was not ideal golfing weather but the Pirates accomplished two things  against California.
“This was the first time we have defeatec California in my four years as coach and this was the lowest team score we have had in the past seven years,” VanderLinden said. “After Thomas’ score of 39, Reece Lang finished in second place and Jake Horst was third. Brayden Page tied their low score for fourth place. Great way to open up the season.”
While finishing just 3 over for the match, Simmons recorded two birdies, three pars and three bogeys.
Junior Reece Lang finished just three strokes back of Simmons with a 6 over par 42 with one birdie, three pars and three bogeys. Jake Horst shot a score of 43 with four pars and four bogeys while Brayden Page turned in a score of 45 with two pars and five bogeys and Mason Hage with a score of 49 with two pars and one bogey.
For California, Matt Hurt had the low score with a 9-over par 45. Jordan Geiser, Liam Glenn and Jordan Bonduarant finished the match tied with a score of 47 while Chris Cassil fired a nine hole score of 49.
In the JV match, Adam Schneringer and Cole Corbitt each fired rounds of 57 with two bogeys while Carter Stumph shot a score of 58 with two bogeys, Grady Baker 59 with one bogey and Fisher Jenkins 65 with one bogey.