By ERIC X. VICCARO
This weekend during the Jour de Fete celebration, there will be both a road race and a golf tournament in Ste. Genevieve County.
The Jour de Fete Golf Tournament will be Saturday and Sunday, with two tee times on both days, at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club in rural Zell.
The first tee-off time will be 7:30 a.m., with the second at 1 p.m.
The tournament is a two-person, 36-hole scramble formatted event, with an entry fee of $160 per team — including a $50 golf cart rental for the entire weekend.
This tournament is limited to the first 120 entries. There will be an additional Skins game for $20.
Sign up in the golf club pro shop, or by mail with a check.
Send entries to the golf club at: 17450 Clubhouse Court, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670.
No entries will be accepted without a payment, and there will be a cancellation fee.
For information, call Ste. Genevieve Golf Club general manager Chad Schilli at 573-883-2949.
The Jour de Fete golf tournament was the lone event to take place last year, with Tanner McKinney and Kellen Bader winning the championship flight (117).
Greg Hilbert and Greg Ladd finished second (123) and Brian Stewart and Scott Boyer were third (124).
After a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, the Jour de Fete 5K and one-mule fun run will take place Saturday at Pere Marquette Park.
This marks the 38th installment of the road race, called “A run through history in Missouri’s oldest town.”
The 5K is a challenging course featuring Maxwell Hill just past the 3.5-kilometer mark. It’s a non-certified loop through residential areas.
The 5K will begin at 8 a.m., followed by the one-mile fun run at 8:40 a.m. The fun run will keep to park streets. Walkers are welcome to participate.
There will be restrooms and water stations provided.
Contestants may register on race day for $18 (5K) or $15 (fun run).
Awards will be presented to the top-3 finishers in each of the following categories, for male and female: 10-under, 11-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-older.
Ribbons will be awarded to all the finishers in the fun run.
Entrants must sign a liability waiver before competing in the Jour de Fete run.
Current PUMA professional runner Taylor Werner, a Ste. Genevieve High graduate from Bloomsdale, claimed the women’s division title with a time of 17:37.