Pirates also win Moberly Tournament earlier in the week
The Boonville Pirates golf team extended its match record to 8-0 by beating Marshall, Sedalia Sacred Heart and Lincoln in a quadrangular Wednesday at Indian Foothills Golf Course in Marshall.
Boonville finished the meet with 166 points to capture first while Marshall placed second with 172 points, Sacred Heart third with 205 and Lincoln fourth with 234.
Boonville Pirates golf Rob VanderLinden said this was a good win for the Pirates. “Marshall has a strong team and the only team we have not played against in our conference,” VanderLinden said. “We have a couple of days to work to get better before we go to Sedalia to compete in the Sacred Heart Tournament on Monday, April 16.”
Junior Reece Lang picked up meet medalist honors for the Pirates by shooting a 2-over par 38.
Thomas Simmons and Evan Weaver of Marshall tied for second with a score of 41, followed by Brayden Page and Logan Evans of Marshall at 43 and Jake Horst of Boonville, Grant Mach of Marshall and Jake Hare of Marshall at 44.
While finishing 2 over on the day, Lang had one birdie, six pars and two bogeys. Simmons finished the meet with six pars and two bogeys while Page had three pars and five bogeys, Horst two pars and six bogeys and Hage with one birdie and three pars.
In JV action, Cole Corbitt fired a 12-over par 48 with one par and four bogeys. Adam Schneringer shot a score of 50 with five bogeys while Grady Baker added a score of 51 with three bogeys, Fisher Jenkins 58 with one par and one bogey and Carter Stump with a score of 62.
Bo Knoenke of Lincoln shot a score of 43.
Pirates capture first in Moberly Tourney
Although the undefeated streak was broken last week during the annual Boonville Masters Tournament, the Pirates golf team took it upon themselves to start a new streak Tuesday during the Moberly Invitational at Heritage Hills.
While competing against a field of 15 schools, the Pirates golf team finished with a team score of 340 to win the title.
Moberly finished second with a score of 348, followed by Westran at 351, Hannibal at 353, Salisbury at 360, Kirksville at 362, Paris at 398, Hickman’s C-team at 401, Mexico at 421, Harrisburg at 431, Scotland County at 435, Fulton at 463, Glasgow at 495, Milan at 496 and Slater at 565.
Boonville Pirates golf coach Rob VanderLinden said his team did not play their best golf of the year but were still able to take the first place trophy home. “It is a perfect example of team golf and what these kids can accomplish,” VanderLinden said. “All five golfers were within eight strokes of each other. The course was extremely wet and I think that effected the golfers early on, once they got used to the conditions, they settled down and started playing better. This was also good because we got to see all but one of our conference schools.”
Byson Yowell of Moberly captured the individual title with a 3-over par 73.
Preston Bennett of Hannibal finished second with a score of 78, followed by Trey Burton of Westran at 79, Nick Williams of Kirksville at 80, Thomas Simmons and Reece Lang of Boonville 83, Gabe Falconer of Hannibal at 84 and Brett Hall of Moberly at 85.
VanderLinden said Simmons was awarded fifth place and Lang sixth after a scorecard playoff.
Simmons also finished the tournament with two birdies, five pars and eight bogeys while Lang had one birdie, five pars and 10 bogeys.
Mason Hage finished with a score of 85 with three birdies, two pars and nine bogeys while Brayden Page shot a score of 89 with three pars and 11 bogeys and Jake Horst with a score of 91 with four pars and eight bogeys.