The Ste. Genevieve Dragons Golf team played at Kimbeland Country Club last week with 15 other teams and finished in ninth place overall. Out of 78 golfers, Gavin Huck was the lone medalist, finishing in 8th place with a score of 80.
Huck shot a 39 on the front nine managed a 41 on the back nine. He had a great mental mindset throughout the entire tournament, but his best shot of the day was when he played a great tee shot into the bottom of the fairway on a tough dog leg par five. He was able to par the hole, and was also able to snag a birdie on hole one to start his front nine.
The next lowest score was Aiden Boyer. He finished with an 88, having played a very consistent round, shooting 44 on both nines. Boyer was able to par one of the par threes today, but his short game likely wasn’t up to his liking. From longer ranges though, he was striking the ball quite well, which helped him stay in the 80s.
Coming in third on the team was Jayden Rhinehart, who shot a 95, and his best club was his driver. Rhinehart was able to play great tee shots to put him in advantageous positions, but he struggled a little bit around the greens. Thankfully, he was able to recover with some excellent putts that ended up saving many strokes throughout his round. He was able to keep a great middle mindset throughout the day.
Next in line was Carter Burr with a score of 103. Burr wanted to stay in the double digits in this one, and he was extremely close to meeting that goal. He has been improving significantly on his short game, and continues to grow in that area. Burr played with great mental attitude and was able to play extremely smart golf. He knew not to take the drive on certain holes and used his five iron instead, which put him in excellent positions.
Finally was Braden Huck, finishing with a score of 113. B. Huck had several good holes today, including a birdie on the eighth hole, which was a par three. He was also able to bogey a few holes and get a par on the day. He played smart golf, getting great shots off of the tee, but had to play some difficult shots as well. Thankfully, he was able to play them correctly to help his overall score.
The Dragons continue to impress on the green and seem to possess the mental fortitude that is so necessary in golf. Many don’t have that kind of patience and critical thinking within the game.