The St. James golf team made the trip down 44 to face off against Four Rivers Conference rival St. Clair on Wednesday, April 3. St. Clair had the edge in the dual, winning by 10 strokes for a conference point.
Micah Bartle had a great round for St. James, finishing with the second lowest overall score by shooting a 45. He opened his round with a pair of pars, before getting a birdie on the par-four fourth hole. He was only edged by St. Claire's Justin Hoffman, who was the medalist for the day with a 44.
The third best score of the round came from Isaac Helterbrand, who shot a 46. After a slow start, Helterbrand had two pars in the final three holes. Hannah Shasserre and Harrison Janes each shot a 56 on the day with each parring one hole along the way. Brockton West rounded things out with a 62.
As a team, St. James shot a 203, while St. Clair shot a 193 with scores of 49, 49 and 51 to go along with Hoffman's 44.
"We competed really well and gave ourselves a chance to earn a conference point," said St. James head coach Kevin Conway. "I had two players that had never played the course, which had an affect on their game. Micah and Isaac were solid and had a good round against St. Clair's top two players!"
St. James played in the Salem Tournament on Thursday, but results were not available at press time. Their next dual will be within the Four Rivers Conference against Sullivan on Monday, April 8.