The Second Annual Boonville Masters Golf Tournament had a little bit of everything Thursday at Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville.
Along with the 30-mile gust and the cooler than normal temperatures, the golfers also saw rain periodically throughout the day.
Boonville Pirates golf coach Rob VanderLinden said for the second year in a row the weather has prevented the golfers from completing the tournament. “This is a 27-hole tournament, where the participants compete in an 18 hole individual tournament and then are scheduled to play nine holes with a teammate,” VanderLinden said. “However in the two years of this being held, there have been a total of five state medalists and a team that was a state runner up last year. I have tried to bring in the best competition, both team and individuals.”
Southern Boone’s Walker Kesterson has been unbeatable the last two years when it comes to the Boonville Masters Tournament. After claiming the title last year, Kesterson came back Thursday to finish with the low score by shooting a 1-over par 72.
VanderLinden said along with winning the Blue Jacket, Southern Boone also captured the team title with a score of 322.
Davis Sodenberg of St. Charles West and Alex Zagorac of Southern Boone tied for second with a score of 81, followed by Thomas Simmons of Boonville, Brayden Watts of Southern Boone and Garrett Fessler of Salisbury all tied for fourth with a score of 84 and Brock Fuemmeler of Meico, Tanner Sherman of Southern Boone Brody Leimkuehler of St. Charles West and Ross Wilkey of Salisbury tied for seventh with a score of 85.
VanderLinden said Simmons finished the tournament with eight par and seven bogeys.
Sophomore Kyle Chrisman, meanwhile, finished with a score of 97 with three pars and seven bogeys while Aaron Adams carded a score of 106 with eight bogeys, Cole Corbitt with a score of 117 with one par and three bogeys and Gavin Vollmer with a score of 121 with three bogeys.
VanderLinden said Simmons played the best round of his career on Thursday.
“Being a medalist in this field of players shows the type of golfer he has worked very hard to become,” VanderLinden said. “Kyle Chrisman also posted a career low with his 97, also showing his long hours on the range are starting to pay off. Overall as a team, I am happy with the results and hope they continue to work hard. Each one should now know the areas they need to improve on at practice.”
Teams competing in the tournament along with Boonville were Southern Boone, Brookfield, St. Charles West, Sturgeon, Russellville, Slater, Salisbury, Mexico and Hickman’s JV.