Ste. Gen Opens Season Friday
By ERIC X. VICCARO
The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ golf team will look to build on last year’s success beginning this Friday.
The Dragons will play in a par-3 tournament at Hail Ridge Golf Course in rural Boonville beginning at 10 a.m. — one of many schedule changes already for Ste. Genevieve.
“We’ve had opportunities to add teams, tournaments and matches to our schedule,” said Ste. Genevieve head girls’ golf coach Rachel McDaniel. “We’ve taken advantage of it.”
McDaniel brought up an interesting pointwhen it came to scheduling — especially noting the Dragons’ schedule has been changed six times so far.
The coach said golf course availability has become an issue, especially in light of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
“Golf participation surged in 2020,” McDaniel said. “Golf courses have seen increases in league play, which in turn, has limited availability for teams.”
Last year, Ste. Genevieve faced Jackson multiple times — and that will be the case again in 2021.
The Dragons’ home opener will take place next Tuesday in a triangular with Cape Notre Dame Regional and the Indians.
Due to men’s league play at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club, the nine-hole match was bumped up to 2:30 p.m.
McDaniel, along with Ste. Ge