The Ste Genevieve golf team competed in the St. Clair Invitational at the Meramec Lakes Golf Course. The par 72 course yielded decent results for the Dragons who placed fourth out 10 schools, shooting a 447. St. Dominic won the match with a score of 378. Head Coach Rachel McDaniel noted, “Admittedly, they weren’t the prettiest rounds of golf we’ve ever played but they were the scrappiest rounds of golf we’ve ever played. These girls just did not give up and fought for every single shot today. We made the best out of errant shots and tried to make up shots wherever we could.”
Leading the Dragons was medalist Boston Williams who came in 19th overall with a score of 110. “Williams needed today. Her first match this week was plaguing her, and she fought back at yesterday’s away match at Jackson, but today was the revenge she was seeking,” said McDaniel.
Coming in just behind Williams was medalist Addie Taylor. She placed 20th overall with a score of 111. Commenting on Taylor, “(She) has been a wonderful surprise at this point in the season. Without a doubt the most positive player I’ve ever coached, she has made great strides in her swing and her short game.”
Maggie Myracle really stepped up her game today and shot a 112. She just missed medaling. McDaniel mentioned, “Myracle is working on some timing in her swing and when she nails it, the ball goes places. I’m hoping we can get that to be more consistent as we wrap up the regular season.”
Just off of Myracle was Lani Yamnitz who came in at 114. “New to golf and the team this year, she is quickly becoming an asset. She works hard to perfect her swing outside of practice and it shows,” noted McDaniel.
Ava Meyer tallied up a 120 score, and was not pleased with her performance. McDaniel commented, “I know Meyer isn’t happy with her score but it’s really a good round for her. We are still trying to unpack Ava’s swing and rid the softball from her golf swing.”
Rounding out the team were Mia Schweigert and Regean Naeger who each scored a 126. Brooke Turner scored a 129, and Sydney Eisenbeis turned in a scorecard of 131. McDaniel commented on her team, “I’m so proud of the way they handled themselves and managed this challenging course, and am extremely confident going into districts at this course after today.”