Lady Pirates capture first in Marshall Invitational

Chris Bowie
Boonville Daily News
The Boonville Lady Pirates golf team captured first in the Marshall Invitational on Tuesday at Indians Foothills Golf Course.

The Boonville Lady Pirates golf team won by 30 strokes to capture the championship in the Marshall Invitational Tuesday at Indians Foothills Golf Course.

In the final team scores, Boonville finished the tournament with a score of 359 while Fulton placed second at 389, Smith-Cotton third at 396, Eldon fourth at 400, California fifth at 413, Marshall sixth at 429, and Blair Oaks seventh at 436. Cole Camp, Eugene, Green Ridge and Sacred Heart had no team score.

Boonville golf coach Rob VanderLinden said this was the perfect example of a team needing all to step up to be successful. “Our No. 1 golfer, Zoey Lang, had to withdraw because of an injury,” VanderLinden said. “Each girl stepped up, and three scored their personal best, and won the tournament against the other 10 schools. I have a talented team with a great attitude right now. Hopefully, we can continue improving on our short game and continue with setting personal record. All four of the golfers were medalist and scored in the top 10 of the tournament.”

Kiser Pannier of Smith-Cotton was the individual tournament champion with a 1-over par 73. Grace Siegel of Fulton finished second with a 10 over par 82, followed by Sydney Bandt of Blair Oaks with a score of 85, Rayghan Skoufos of Boonville and Avery Wells of Eldon with a score of 88, Hannah LeGrant of Boonville with a score of 89, Leah Ziegelbein of Boonville with a score of 90, Lilli Eichelberger of California with a score of 91, and Carlie Daniel of Boonville and Grace Ousley of Fulton with a score of 92.

VanderLinden said the scores by Skoufos, Ziegelbein and Daniel were all personal best.