Reece Lang, Jake Horst and Thomas Simmons earn all-conference by finishing in the top 14 for Boonville
The Boonville Pirates golf team had both good news and bad news concerning the NCMC Tournament Wednesday at Arthur Hills Golf Club in Mexico.
The good news is that Boonville had three golfers make all-conference by finishing in the top 14. As for the bad news, the Pirates wound up finishing third for the second year in a row behind six-time champion Hannibal and Kirksville.
In the final team standings, Hannibal accumulated 330 points to win the title. Kirksville finished second with 338 points, followed by Boonville at 340, Marshall at 352, Moberly at 355, Mexico at 398 and Fulton at 422.
“We were one varsity member short and a couple golfers struggled on a few holes and that hurt our team score today, but overall, having three individuals be all conference is quite an accomplishment,” VanderLinden said.
As for all-conference medalists Reece Lang, Jake Horst and Thomas Simmons, VanderLinden said this is the second year in a row that all three have made the NCMC team.
Lang finished third overall with a 6-over par 71 with one birdie, 12 pars and three bogeys while Horst placed seventh with a score of 82 with one birdie, eight pars and six bogeys. As for Simmons, the senior golfer picked up the final spot with a score of 87 with three birdies, three pars and seven bogeys.
As for the individual medalist, Evan Weaver of Marshall and Bryson Yowell of Moberly tied for the title with a 4-over par 75.
Nick Williams of Kirksville and Reece Lang tied for third with a score of 77, followed by Preston Bennett of Hannibal with a score of 78, Brent Hall of Moberly at 81, Jake Horst at 82, Josh Paubel of Hannibal 83, Erin Brady of Fulton and Hunter Park of Hannibal 84, Gabe Falconer of Hannibal and Sam Kriegshauser of Kirksville 85, Grant Mach of Marshall 86 and Thomas Simmons of Boonville with a score of 87.
As for other scores for Boonville, Mason Hage finished the tournament with 23 over par 94 with four pars and seven bogeys. Grady Baker carded a score of 99 with two birdies, two pars and five bogeys while Adam Schneringer shot a score of 102 with two pars and five bogeys.