On April 22nd, the Junior Varsity Dragon golfers of Ste. Genevieve high school competed in the Perryville Tournament. Ste. Gen had a great showing, placing fifth out of 15 schools with a score of 208.
Out of 68 golfers, Gavin Huck came in 12th. This was Huck’s first time medaling in a tournament, coming in with a score of 47. Head Coach Ryan Mueller said, “Huck had some difficulty with his driver. He was able to succeed by playing smart to get out of tough situations.”
Jayden Rhinehart came in next with a score of 52, his lowest score on nine holes this season. Mueller stated, “Jayden excelled with his driver and his short game today. He was able to have two great bunker shots, one of which placed him two feet out for an easy par putt.”
Tied with Jayden was Cole Romann, who also shot a 52. “Cole also shot the best he has all year. He was getting great shots off of the tee and had excellent recovery when needed. He played smart with great course management as well,” said Mueller.
Coming in with a 57 was Braden Huck. Excited for his golfer, Mueller noted, “Braden had some great moments during this tournament. He was able to play exceptionally well with his mid range. Putting was a struggle that put him in the upper 50’s, but he bounced back on several occasions to keep him out of the 60’s. He has been improving throughout the year.”
Dalan Roth shot a 65. Mueller knew he was disappointed, and said, “Roth did not have the day he was hoping for. He was able to stay mentally tough despite not having his best round. Dalan was able to salvage some strokes when needed on the course.”
A few days later, the Dragons played in the Potosi Scramble event. Ste. Gen placed first with an overall score of 182. The Dragons entered three scramble teams that placed out of 21 teams.
The team of Rhinehart and Roth placed second with an outstanding score of a 41. Mueller commented, “When one did not have the best outcome with their shot, the other came in clutch with a great shot.”
Thomas Elder and Romann took fourth place overall with a score of a 44. Mueller said this team clicked, “Romann and Thomas meshed well together being able to have great course management. They kept each other mentally positive the entire day, and were able to make great putts.”
Coming in fifth place overall were G. Huck and B. Huck. Mueller said, “They started out the day extremely strong, starting with two pars, but had some struggles with a couple of holes that showed a triple and double bogey. They excelled in multiple situations to keep them within the 40’s.”
Tanner Weiler and Carter Burr came in with a 51. Mueller explained, “Tanner and Carter had some excellent tee shots, but had some difficulties. They were able to scramble well by making good decisions on which ball to play often.”
Hawthorne Jokerst, Zachary Henerson and Brandon Meyer played a three-man scramble, and came in with a nice score of 52. Mueller noted, “They are all brand new to golf this year, and they have shown a lot of growth. They were able to select correct shots and played with great attitudes as well.”
Lastly, Collin Abt and Aden Eisenbeiss shot a 66. Mueller stated, “They did not have the round they had hoped for, but their mental game was phenomenal. They both were using their drivers better than they had ever done.”
The JV golfers performed well all week, and will look to persevere the rest of the season, in hopes of making the Varsity squad next year.