Lady Pirates finish third in 3 Par Challenge

Chris Bowie
Boonville Daily News
Boonville junior golfer Zoey Lang putts for par on the No. 9 green Friday during the 3 Par Challenge at Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville.
Boonville golfer Hannah LeGrant watches the flight of the ball on No. 11 Friday during the 3 Par Challenge at Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville.

The Boonville Lady Pirates golf team couldn’t have picked a better way to start off the season than Friday’s Three Par Challenge at Hail Ridge Golf Course.

Despite the heat, which hit well over 90 during the day, head coach Rob VanderLinden said idea was good enough to have 10 other schools want to join. “We came up with a new way to try to start off the season this year,” VanderLinden said. “We turned all 18 holes of Hal Ridge Golf Course into par 3s on the first available day that we could compete. It was a hot day with 54 golfers walking 18 holes, but with plenty of water on the course, the girls handled it extremely well. I think the tournament also showed what a strong conference we play in. The top five schools and top six individuals all came from our conference.”

Southern Boone captured first in the tournament with a score of 287. Osage finished second at 302, followed by Boonville at 307, Eldon at 320, California and Odessa at 339, Marshall at 351, Ste. Genevieve at 356, and Moberly at 379. VanderLinden said Battle, Excelsior Springs and Boonville’s JV had no team scoring.

Southern Boone also had the top individual medalist with Lily Frazier finishing with a 7 over par 61.

Hanna Maschoff and Sophia Sindlinger, of Osage, finished tied for second with a score of 63, followed by Lila Frazier of Southern Boone at 68, Zoey Lang of Boonville 69, Avery Wells of Eldon and Leah Weaver of Marshall at 72, Dallas Mays of Odessa at 74, Hannah LeGrant of Boonville 75, and Autumn Allen of Eldon at 76.

Lang, the No. 1 golfer for Boonville, finished with one birdie, six pars and 10 bogeys on the day. LeGrant had five pars and five bogeys, while Leah Ziegelbein added five pars and three bogeys while shooting a score of 80, Rayghan Skoufos three pars and seven bogeys with a score of 83, Carlie Daniel two pars and seven bogeys with a score of 83, Elena Wirths three bogeys with a score of 95, and Katelyn Smith with one birdie with a score of 100.

After the match at home against Southern Boone on Tuesday, Boonville will travel to Wardsville for a conference match against Blair Oaks on Thursday, September 2. Both matches will start at 4 p.m.