The Boonville Lady Pirates golf team finished fourth out of 13 teams while competing in the California Invitational Tuesday at California Country Club.
One day after scoring their highest total of the season against California, the Lady Pirates came back with an impressive showing in the California Invitational with a team score of 433.
Boonville golf coach Rob VanderLinden said the girls played really well from tee to green but struggled on the greens for the second night in a row.
“They just couldn’t adjust to the speed of the greens and that hurt us overall,” VanderLinden said. “Hannah LeGrant led the Pirates again with a score of 101, which was just one shot from medaling in the top 10. Rayghan Skoufos also had a personal best score of 103. That was 10 shots better than her previous low.”
Blair Oaks captured the team title with a score of 403, followed by Sacred Heart at 411, Marshall at 412, Boonville 433, Osage 445, New Bloomfield 454, California 461 and Crocker 528.
Logan Belt of Eugene won the individual title with a 14-over par 86.
For Boonville, LeGrant finished the tournament with one par and eight bogeys. Skoufos had one par and seven bogeys while Zoey Lang shot a score of 110 with one birdie and six bogeys, Julianne Bromagen with a score of 119 with three bogeys and Payten Black with a score of 124 with one par and three bogeys.
In the meet Monday at California, Boonville defeated the Lady Pintos 217-223.
VanderLinden said the girls did not play particularly well but was still able to pick up the win. “The team score of 217 was the highest for us on the season but hopefully we picked up some valuable information for the next time we play there. Again, with this young group, most of our golfers have never seen the course before.”
Freshman Hannah LeGrant did well enough in her first experience on California’s course by finishing with a 14-over par 50 to capture meet medalist honors.
Lilli Eichelberger and Kendall Kirksey of California naildown the next-two spots with a score of 51 and 53, respectively. Boonville’s Zoey Lang and Payten Black held down the No. 4 and No. 5 spots with scores of 54 and 55, respectively.
While finishing first overall in the meet, VanderLinden said LeGrant also had two pars and three bogeys in the meet. Lang finished with one par and three bogeys while Black had one par and one bogey, Julianne Bromagen with a score of 58, Leah Ziegelbein also with a score of 58 with two pars, Rayghan Skoufos with a score of 62 with one birdie and Alexis Schnetzler with a score of 67 with one bogey.