LABADIE — The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ golf team already has shown improvement from last year.
Case in point, the Dragons finished 15 strokes lower this year at the Washington Tournament from their 2019 result.
“Mentally, we were more positive today, and looked more comfortable on the golf course than our first outing,” Ste. Genevieve head girls’ golf coach Rachel McDaniel said.
The Dragons carded a 449 at the par-71 Wolf Hollow Golf Course, which plays 5,546 yards for ladies. Ste. Genevieve finished 12 strokes behind St. Clair (437), but 10 better than Pacific (459).
“Our body language and our decision-making was better and our resiliency was strong,” McDaniel added.
McDaniel said Ste. Genevieve performed better on the back nine than the front nine, for the most part.
Ava Meyer was the Dragons’ top golfer, recording an 18-hole total of 101 with a couple of pars on par-5 holes and a slew of bogeys.
“Ava managed to make shots from everywhere to shoot a great score,” McDaniel stated. “The best thing going for Ava was her confidence and positive energy, something we’ve been working hard on. She finally grasped it today on the course.”
Etta Heller provided the Dragons with their next best score (112), which included five bogeys.