The Ste. Genevieve Dragons Golf team took on the North County Raiders in a duel match on 4/18. The Dragons shot well, but North County was on their game and took first with an impressive 153. Ste. Gen was 31 shots back, finishing with a score of 184 in the nine-hole challenge.
The low score for the team was Aiden Boyer with a 40. He was able to play with great course-management skills, and had some excellent shots from all over the course. Boyer excelled on the greens, helping him to make several pars and keep his game at nothing but pars and single bogeys. He had four bogeys and five pars on his scorecard.
The next lowest score was Jayden Rhinehart, who shot a 43, and he played one of his best rounds so far this season. Rhinehart’s best shot was on hole two with a 60-yard shot that nearly made the cup for an eagle. The shot was within inches, and he was able to secure a birdie. He played his driver extremely well, and it put him in some great positions to shoot his low score. He was also excellent around the green.
Then there was Carter Burr, who had a pretty solid round with a 48. He wasn’t able to par a hole, but he was able to keep his score low by only bogeying two holes. Burr was excellent with his short game throughout the duel, but his beset club was his five iron. It helped him to play smart on somewhat-short par fours.
Next was Gavin Huck with a 53. Huck did not have the round he expected, but there were certainly bright spots throughout. The best part of his round was being able to bounce back after a tough hole and finish out by getting two pars in a row on his last two holes.
Braden Huck was next in line with a 54. He was able to to stay inside the fifties with great recovery shots throughout his round. B. Huck’s best hole was a par five where he successfully parred the hole with a great putt.
Finally, Landen Thompson wrapped up the scoring with a 62. He didn’t have the round is was hoping for,, but this was his first varsity match. He was able to play with a great mental game and it was clear he had fun with it as well.
I was a busy week of golf for the Dragons, and they will continue to try to improve with every match and tournament as the season plods along.