The Ste. Genevieve Dragons Varsity Golf team took 2nd with a score of 180 in a Tri-Match that included Farmington and Fredericktown. Ste. Gen’s Aiden Boyer was the match’s runner up after shooting a 40.
Farmington shot a 171 to take 1st place and Fredericktown shot a 213. The teams played in harsh wind conditions and all did extremely well despite Mother Nature’s best efforts to sabotage the match.
With his 2nd place finish, Boyer had an excellent round closing it out with a chip-in eagle on the 9th hole. He also was extremely close to a hole in one on hole six, just missing by a few inches, but it did secure him a birdie. He started out his day extremely strong with two pars in a row, and the par on the first hole was about a 12-foot putt to save it. Boyer played the wind correctly multiple times to help him be successful under the difficult conditions.
Gavin Huck was next in line with a 43. He was somewhat disappointed with his round, but he still had had plenty of highlights, including outstanding chips that put him in great position on the greens. He started out the day with a double bogey, but then bounced back with two pars in a row. Once he was able to settle his mental game, his physical golf game was better overall. After double-bogeying a par three, he actually had an excellent recovery shot, and then parred the very next hole.
Next was Carter Burr. He had a great bounce-back match from his tournament yesterday by shooting a 48 today. He played extremely smart today and it helped him score, specifically by striking his driver and his long irons. He had some tricky situations, but was able to punch shots to avoid tree trouble, and ended up with a couple of pars. Other than one hole he was not happy with, Carter played an excellent round.
Jayden Rhinehart ended up shooting a 49. He had a couple of holes that he wasn’t happy with, but he was able to stay in the 40’s by managing his shots and playing smart golf. He had an excellent tee shot on the fourth hole and played the wind perfectly. He also had low drives, which helped him stay out of the strong wind.
Next was Jeremiah Kunz with a score of a 50. He had some great shots, but struggled on his first par three. He did manage to bounce back and shot a par on the second par three of the day. One tough hole frustrated him on the day, but he was able to stay poised during the round.
Finally, Braden Huck shot a 53. He had some beautiful shots from the fairway, and was able to do extremely well on the par threes, getting a par one one and a bogey on the other. He was able to keep his mental game in check and showed the ability to bounce back after a tough hole.
The Dragons continue to swing impressive sticks and should be a force on the course all season long.