By ERIC X. VICCARO
JACKSON — Ste. Genevieve senior golfer Zachary Burr and junior Grant Weiler played stellar rounds under immense pressure on Monday, April 19.
Burr and Weiler both carded 18-hole rounds of 92, which turned out to be a career-best score for both of these Dragons, at the highly competitive Jackson Invitational.
“Zachary played exceptionally well all day, using a 3-wood successfully on multiple holes,” Ste. Genevieve head coach Ryan Mueller said. “He was able to shape his shots.”
Mueller said Burr turned in his best effort on the dogleg left Hole No. 10 at Kimbeland Country Club, drawing the ball to within 150 yards of the hole.
Weiler landed on the fairway with all of his drives, Mueller said. Tee shots secured five pars on the day for Weiler.
Overall, the Dragons were ninth out of 15 teams with a 369, 17 strokes ahead of Sikeston and five behind Dexter.
Poplar Bluff was the tournament winner with a 309, seven strokes fewer than host Jackson.
North County’s Will Claywell was the medalist with a 73, winning by one shot over Carsen Silliman of Jackson.
Seniors Bryce Barley and Luke Basler also provided counted team scores for Ste. Genevieve with a 92 and 93, respectively. Landon Rose rounded out the performances with a 96.
Barley also posted five pars on his round, and Basler turned in three pars on the front nine at Kimbeland, a par-71 measuring slightly more than 6,000 yards.
PERRYVILLE — The Ste. Genevieve junior varsity boys’ golf team placed fifth out of 15 teams at a nine-hole tournament last Thursday.
Gavin Huck was 12th overall in a field of 68 golfers, he carded a 47.
Jayden Rhinehart and Cole Romann both fired their career-best rounds with 52s, with Braden Huck next (57) and Dalan Roth a 62.