With members of the Boonville Pirates baseball and tennis teams waiting near the No. 9 green, Boonville junior golfer Reece Lang stood only minutes away from shooting the lowest score of his career Tuesday in a dual meet against Moberly at Hail Ridge Golf Course.
Needing a par or birdie on the final hole, Lang hit the green on two shots and then sank a five foot birdie to finish with a even par 35 to capture meet medalist honors.
For the day, Lang scored three birdies and five pars. His only mishap came on No. 6 after hitting the ball to the left by the trees and finishing with a triple bogey.
Boonville also remained perfect on the season at 4-0 by beating Moberly 163-179.
Boonville Pirates golf coach Rob VanderLinden said at the beginning of the season he stated that one of their strengths was that they could have any of the top four golfers shoot a low round.
“I also stated that one of our weaknesses is to be able to consistently shoot the low scores.,” VanderLinden said. “Today’s match was an example of that. One of our golfers was not at the top of his game but we had two golfers shoot their personal best. Of course Reece set his personal best with an even par 35 and Brayden Page scored his personal best with a 40. The 163 score is also our best score of the season. We have the potential to be a good team if all four golfers can put it together for a match.”
Brayden Page’s round of 40 included one birdie, four pars and two bogeys. Senior Thomas Simmons, meanwhile, finished the match with a score of 41 with one birdie, three pars and three bogeys. Jake Horst shot a round of 47 with one par and five bogeys while Adam Schneringer carded a score of 52 with four bogeys.
For Moberly, Bryson Yowell had the second lowest score in the match with a 1-over par 36. Nick Long finished with a score of 46, followed by Nick Long with a score of 48, Devin Shannon 49 and Jason Rasmussen 50.
No team score was kept in the JV meet. Grady Baker had the low score for Boonville with a 15-over par 50 with five bogeys. Fisher Jenkins finished the meet with a score of 55 with three bogeys while Cole Corbitt carded a score of 56 with two bogeys.