It may have been Labor Day, a day off for most, but the Booneville golf team was hard at work as they hosted Charleston, Waldron and Mansfield at Cherokee Creek Golf Club last Monday.
The LadyCat golfers turned in an 11-stroke win, scoring 162 to Charleston’s 173. The other two schools did not have enough golfers to make up a team.
As in other sports, balance is key, and so it showed as Baylee Moses became the third of the four LadyCat golfers to post the low score in a tournament so far this season. The junior carded a nine-hole total of 51 to edge Owens of Waldron by one stroke. Shelby Posey shot 55 and Mackie Plymale 56 to complete the scoring, which adds up the top three golfers on a team. Joleigh Tate rounded out the Booneville effort with a 62.
Blakley Cobb was the lone Booneville competitor in the boys’ division. The senior shot a 43 over nine holes. Charleston took team honors by six strokes over Waldron.
The golfers moved on to Little Creek in Ratcliff the next day and the LadyCats were once again victorious. This time it was Plymale who led the way for Booneville as the sophomore shot a 9-hole total of 48 to take medalist honors. Moses scored 50 and Posey 51, with Tate unable to participate due to a volleyball match. Their score of 149 gave them a 17-shot victory over Waldron.
Cobb, meanwhile, was blistering the Little Creek course and won the boys’ individual competition with a 2-over-par 38. He did not have to carry the Bearcat colors alone for the boys this time as Grant Goers joined him for Tuesday’s play; however Goers struggled with the course and shot 60.
Though the school year has just barely started, it is the homestretch for the golf team. After playing at Fort Chaffee on Monday, they will return to Cherokee Creek on Friday for a practice round for the district tournament. The tournament will take place at Booneville next Monday, Sept. 17.