On September 28th Ste. Genevieve finished second in the triad golf match, which included Jackson and Cape Notre Dame, with a score of 215. Cape Notre Dame tied with Ste. Gen at 215, but the tie breaker being the 5th golfer’s score, gave Ste. Gen the boost. Jackson won the match with a team score of 164.
The Ste. Genevieve Golf Course front nine par 36 was quite challenging for the athletes. Head Coach Rachel McDaniel noted, “There were a lot of positive moments on the course. We did struggle some mentally but we fought back from those struggles to ultimately turn in a respectable score.”
Lani Yamnitz led her team with a score of 50. “Yamnitz had a great day on the course. Her ball striking was unparalleled today and she stayed mentally tough through some difficult shots to get there. She is one I’m watching for to be a big factor in our team performance, not only this season but in the seasons to come,” said McDaniel.
Behind her were Etta Heller, Brooke Turner, and Regean Naeger turning in scorecards of 55. McDaniel commented on her players, “As always, respectable rounds from Heller, Turner, and Naeger. These girls are consistent and I can rely on them to anchor our team score. Heller has the potential to break into the forties this season and I’d like to see her get there and stay there. Turner is another one I’m rooting for to get into the low 50s consistently and I think she is so close.”
Addie Taylor shot a 58, and Boston Williams came in at 62. McDaniels said, “Taylor has really turned it on these past couple of matches and made her position on varsity pretty concrete… Williams had a tough outing. There wasn’t much going right for her between errant shots and bad breaks.”
On the Junior Varsity side, Ste. Gen competed heads up against Jackson and were defeated. Ste. Gen’s team score was 237 while Jackson shot a 204. Maggie Myracle and Ava Meyer led their squad with scores of 52.