LeGrant captures meet medalist honors, Boonville wins triangular

Chris Bowie
Boonville Daily News
Boonville junior golfer Katelyn Smith sinks this putt on the No. 12 green Tuesday in a triangular meet against California and Sedalia Sacred Heart and Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville.

The Boonville Lady Pirates golf team finally had a match they could call their own Tuesday in a triangular meet at Hail Ridge Golf Course in Boonville.

After finishing in a tie in the season opener last week against Southern Boone, the Lady Pirates brought home the win outright Tuesday by outdistancing both California and Sedalia Sacred Heart. Boonville finished the meet with a low score of 206 while California placed second at 233 and Sacred Heart third at 269.

Boonville golf coach Rob VanderLinden said going into the match, he wasn’t sure how the girls would respond to the circumstances, considering they had two of the varsity golfers under quarantine nd had to move two of the JV golfers up to play in the varsity positions. “Everyone played well enough to pull out the victory against the two schools,” VanderLinden said. “Hannah LeGrant led the Pirates with her season low score of 45. Zoey Lang was second with a 49. Overall, it was a good night when you take two wins on our home course.”

While recording a season-low score of 45 for Boonville, who improved to 2-0-1, LeGrant also finished with three pars and three bogeys. Lang, meanwhile, finished with a score of 49 with two pars and four bogeys. Leah Zeigelbain carded a score of 53 with two pars and one bogey, while Elena Wirths and Katelyn Smith shot an identical score of 60. Alexis Schnetzler finished with a score of 63.

For California, Lilli Eichelberger shot a 15 over 51 to lead the Lady Pintos.

The Boonville Lady Pirates golf team will participate in the annual Lady Pirate Classic on Friday. VanderLinden said as of Tuesday 12 schools had committed to playing in the tournament. He said this will also be Senior Night for the lone senior-Rayghan Skoufos. “Rayghan has spent four years in the girls golf program,” VanderLinden said.