Bryce Barley was the lone representative of Ste. Genevieve’s golf team at the Class 3 Sectional 1 tournament.

On Monday, May 5, his season came to an end.

Barley missed the Class 3 state tournament cut as he took 50th place at Crown Pointe Golf Course with a score of 123.

“It wasn't the day Bryce or I were hoping for,” said Ste. Genevieve head coach Rachel McDaniel. “He came into today's round very nervous, and that had a large impact on his opening nine. He was struggling early on the greens, but was recovering from errant shots well. By the time he got to his back nine, he was settled in and started making a good comeback. Ultimately, it wouldn't be enough to get him to state, but it was a tremendous learning experience. He now knows what the atmosphere of the post season feels like and what it takes.Today has left him hungry for next season, which is great for the future. I'm hoping with an offseason filled with golf, Bryce will make the state tournament for his junior and senior year.”

Farmington’s Dylan Wiles won medalist honors with a three-over par 74. John Burroughs won the sectional tournament with a score of 309, while Lutheran South took second at 312. The top two teams and next 12 individuals not on those teams participated in the Class 3 state tournament at Columbia Country Club on Monday, May 13 and Tuesday, May 14.

Ste. Genevieve had only underclassmen on this year’s team, and while many of them played last season, they continued to improve this year along with multiple newcomers to this year’s team. The Dragons finished 6-7 overall with a 3-4 mark in conference play. Ste. Genevieve took 11th in the Farmington Varsity Tournament, fifth in the MAAA Conference Tournament and eighth in the district tournament.

See complete coverage in the May 15 edition.