By ERIC X. VICCARO
The Ste. Genevieve High School girls’ golf team will play host to their first-ever, full-fledged tournament today.
The event begins with a coaches’ meeting at 8:30 a.m. today, followed by play at 9 a.m. at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club in Zell.
Ste. Genevieve head girls’ golf coach Rachel McDaniel said teams are allowed to bring five golfers, and count the lowest four scores toward your total.
A plaque will be awarded to both the first- and second-place teams, and medals will be given to the top-10 players. Ties will be decided by scorecard playoffs.
Here’s the list of teams coming: Cape Central, Cape Notre Dame, Clayton, Farmington, Fox (Arnold), Jackson, Lutheran South, Pacific, Seckman (Arnold/Imperial), St. Clair, St. Francis Borgia, Union, Washington and Westminster Academy.
McDaniel said it’s expected at least nine of those schools will bring full teams.
“Any time we can get on the course and play is something to look forward to,” the coach commented. “I am excited to have our first annual Dragon Invitational on the girls’ side.”
The Dragons’ will not field a junior varsity team for play today; this group will focus on Thursday’s triangular with Clayton and Parkway North at Normandie Golf Club in the St. Louis metro area.
Today’s tournament will mark the second one this week for Ste. Genevieve, having participated in the Washington Invitational at Wolf Hollow Golf Club last week.
Last week, Ste. Genevieve opened the season with a home triangular versus Jackson and Cape Notre Dame Regional and a road quadrangular at Crown Pointe Golf Club and Resort in Farmington — the latter a course the Dragons will play a slew of times this season.