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Crown Pointe Rough Challenges Ste. Gen


FARMINGTON — Ste. Genevieve High School head girls’ golf coach Rachel McDonald said the rough at Crown Pointe Golf Club is just that — rough.

Etta Heller managed the course well, and fired the Dragons’ low round with a 51 during a triangular on Tuesday with host Farmington and Jackson.

Jackson was the overall winner, recording a score of 160 strokes, 68 fewer than Ste. Genevieve. Farmington didn’t have enough golfers for a team score.

“We talk about it and prepare for it every year, but the rough at Crown Pointe had our number,” McDaniel said. “It’s thick, so it’s hard to find the golf ball and it’s hard to swing through.

“Mentally, we were on top of it and fought for every shot,” McDaniel added. “We focused on staying positive … and not giving up, and they did just that today.”

Heller had a fine performance, with four pars and a couple of bogeys on the front nine at Crown Pointe — which measures 2,542 yards and plays as a par-36.

“I think she is on the brink of shooting only in the 40s,” McDaniel stated.

Boston Williams continued her consistent play with a 55, with solid scores on eight of nine holes.

Brooke Turner and Addie Taylor also provided scores that counted toward the Dragons’ team total with a 58 and 64, respectively. Turner recorded bogeys on the par-3s. Taylor parred Hole No. 8, which measures 100 yards even.

This marked Lani Yamnitz’s first varsity outing, and she turned in a 66. Regean Naeger continues battling through injuries, producing a 67.

Jackson’s Ella Overstreet and Kaydi Rhodes were the co-medalists, firing 39s.