On Wednesday, April 7th, the Ste. Genevieve Varsity Golf team was in action at the Farmington Invitational golf tournament. It was a windy, challenging course, but out of the 19 competing teams, Ste. Gen finished tenth with a total score of 375. All of the Dragons kept their scores below 100.
Bryce Barley led the way, shooting an 89. Head Coach Ryan Mueller was impressed, and said, “Bryce had five double bogeys on the day, but was able to birdie one of the most challenging holes on the course. Bryce’s mid range shots were the main reasons for him being in the 80’s. He was able to get his approach shots close to help with saving strokes for his putting and chipping game. Bryce again was great with his mental game, which has been his strongest part all season long.”
Barley commented on his own performance, “I struggled to get started on the back nine, but when I came around the turn for the front nine I was automatic. I had two rough holes, but other than that I was hitting awesome shots. I ended the day feeling awesome!”
Landon Rose and Luke Basler were both next, shooting 94s. Mueller commented on Rose, and said, “Landon struggled with the back nine trying to figure out his driver. Once he came around to the front nine, he had figured out his drive and was able to cut a few strokes. He was able to par two holes on the day.”
Mueller went on about Basler, and commented, “Basler had some holes he wished he had back. He had double pars on the day, but was able to salvage his score with four pars and 10 bogeys to end up with a 94 as well. Luke played extremely consistent golf, other than a few holes.”
Grant Weiler had a nice showing, shooting a 98. “Grant had a couple of moments with lost balls, but was able to recover from the penalty stroke to successfully complete each hole without reaching double par. Grant did better on the back nine than the front nine. His higher scores came in with five consecutive double bogey’s. He helped himself with a couple pars on the day and seven bogeys.”
Also shooting a 98, Kellen Hogenmiller did better on the back nine as well. “Kellen’s mental game was extremely strong, and he was also able to fix some swing mechanics as he played to help him with his chipping close to the green.”
Hogenmiller spoke about his performance, and said, “In the tournament I shot my personal best of a 98. My first nine holes I played really well and was only 10 over. The last nine was more difficult for me and I struggled a little bit, but was able to recover and finish strong with a few pars.”
The Dragons will be in action twice next week, on both Tuesday and Wednesday. The team needs to have a break out week, as they will host their own tournament on Wednesday, and would especially like to have a strong showing there.