The Boonville Pirates golf team had its perfect season come to an end by two strokes Thursday night in a quadrangular at Osage National.
After winning its first two matches by a total of 44 strokes, the Pirate golfers finished second to California-a team they beat by four strokes two nights earlier-by a mere two strokes 194-196.
Osage finished a close third one stroke behind Boonville with a score of 197 while Stoutland placed fourth with a score of 260.
Boonville Pirates golf coach Rob VanderLinden said scores were a little higher today due to the difficulty of the course.
“Osage National is one of the best courses in the area and more difficult to play,” VanderLinden said. “It was a good conference meet with Osage and California, which are three very equal teams and the team scores show that. We just had beaten California by four strokes on Tuesday and they turned around and defeated us by two strokes today. This was our first time seeing Osage and we defeated them by one stroke.”
Ethan Klein of Osage was also the meet medalist with a 6-over par 42. Gunner Vlasis of Stoutland finished second with a score of 44, followed by Zach Krantz of Osage 45, Jake Horst of Boonville 46 and Jordan Boundurant of California 47.
While finishing with the low score for Boonville in his first meet of the season, Horst also had one eagle, one par and four bogeys on the day.
Brayden Page, who has been the meet medalist in the last two matches, finished the quad with a score of 49 with one par and four bogeys. Senior Adam Schneringer also finished the meet with a score of 49 with two pars and three bogeys while Cole Corbitt carded a score of 52 with one par and three bogeys, Grady Baker 54 with two bogeys and Lucas Ziegelbein 62 with two bogeys.
The Boonville Pirates golf team, 6-1 overall in nine hole matches, will travel to Moberly for a non-conference match on Tuesday, March 26 starting at 4 p.m. Then, on Tuesday, March 27, Boonville will host Mexico at Hail Ridge Golf Course starting at 4.