Boonville golfers Thomas Simmons and Reece Lang did about as well as they could have considering the conditions Monday during the Class 3 District 5 Tournament Eldon Golf Club.
With the temperatures in the low 40s and winds up to 30 miles per hour, Simmons and Lang also had to deal with rain throughout the day.
As it turned out, the duo played just well enough to qualify for the Class 3 Sectional 3 Tournament on Monday, May 8th at Meadow Lake Acres Country Club in New Bloomfield.
Boonville Pirates golf coach Rob VanderLinden said it seems like he says the same thing about the playing conditions every match or tournament.
“It wasn’t the greatest day for golf,” VanderLinden said. “We had two members make the all-district team by being part of the top 15 and medaling. Thomas Simmons made it to the sectional round for the second straight year and will be joined by first-year golfer Reece Lang.”
Thomas Simmons, in his third year of golf at Boonville, finished 12th overall with a 21-over par 92 while Reece Lang carded a score of 96 to finish in a tie for 14th place.
In the final-team standings, Helias Catholic captured first with 325 points.
Marshall finished second with 372, followed by Eldon at 383, Osage at 392, Moberly at 408, Boonville at 424, Southern Boone at 427, Marshfield at 439 and Bolivar in ninth place at 455.
As for the sectional qualifiers, Cole Higgins of Helias Catholic was the top golfer in the district tournament with a 7-over par 78.
Jake Rundle of Helias and Evan Weaver of Marshall tied for second at 10-over, followed by Curtis Campbell of Helias in fourth place at 11 over, Brayden Watts of Southern Boone fifth at 12 over, Dalton Roark of Helias in sixth place at 13 over, Ethan Johnson of Helias and Bryson Patrick Yowell of Moberly tied for seventh at 16 over, Steven Sims of Marshall in ninth place at 18 over, Jacob Krantz of Osage and Spencer Rogers of Eldon at 20-over, Simmons of Boonville in 12th place at 21 over, Austyn Grisham of Eldon in 13th place at 23 over and Brent Aaron Hall of Moberly and Lang of Boonville tied for 14th place at 25 over.