Boonville Lady Pirates golf coach Rob VanderLinden had a feeling that Monday night’s season opener against Southern Boone would be close.
While playing their first ever meet in the Tri-County Conference at Hail Ridge Golf Course, VanderLinden assumption was spot on as the Lady Eagles defeated Boonville by a mere five strokes 188-193.
“I knew going in that it was going to be a close match,” VanderLinden said. “Both teams are very equal. “We had the meet medalist also the second place finisher, but SBC had third through sixth places to edge out the win. Olivia Reynolds was the meet medalist for the first time in her career and Iris Ehrengren finished second in her first meet in high school. Hopefully this was a learning experience for the girls and they will work this week before our next match.”
Reynolds was definitely dialed up in her first outing of the season. With three-time state qualifier McKenna Stumph moving on to college, Reynolds stepped right in at the No. 1 position and delivered in a big way while firing a 9-over par 44 with one par and seven bogeys.
Ehrengren finished one stroke back of Reynolds with a 10-over par 45 with three pars and four bogeys while Mille Dorman and Alisa Newbold each fired a round of 52. Dorman finished the match with one par and three bogeys while Newbold had three bogeys.
Senior Jalyn Schnetzler finished the meet with a score of 56 with one bogey while Julianne Bromagen shot a score of 59 with two bogeys, Rayghan Skoufos with a score of 61 with one bogey and Lily Terrell and Francesca Zecca each with a score of 69.
For Southern Boone, Lila Frazier finished the meet with a score of 46. Lily Frazier and Gracyn Marriott each shot rounds of 47 while Kireston Morefield finished with a score of 48, Hannah Largent 52 and Skylar Pollitte 53.