The St. James golf team traveled to Sullivan for their annual tournament on Friday, April 12. The format of the tournament was a fun twist on the regular tournament, as the Tigers all got to pair up on the day. St. James came away with a fourth place finish as a unit in the tournament.
Other than playing in pairs, there were different playing formats throughout the day. The first six holes were best ball, the next six were alternate shot and the final six holes were scramble. The multiple formats really made the pairings work together as a unit.
St. James' top pair on the day was the duo of Micah Bartle and Hannah Shasserre. The pair earned five pars on the day, three of which came on the final six holes as they finished strong to earn a 90. Not far behind was the pairing of Isaac Helterbrand and Alyssa Dorris. The duo started strong with pars on two of their first four holes and finished with a 95 on the day. Rounding out the squad was the pairing of Harrison Jane and Brockton West. The freshmen earned one par on the day and finished with a 103.
"Micah and Hannah played really well with one another. They had a couple of holes that weren't very good, which kept them out of the top five of partners," said head coach Kevin Conway. "Isaac and Alyssa also played pretty well as partners. When one didn't have a good shot, the other one usually did. I put Brockton and Harrison together and they strategized hot to help one another on a lot of holes."
As a team, St. James had a scored of 288, finishing in fourth place as a team. Lutheran South won with a team score of 233, Borgia took second with a 242 and Sullivan finished third with a score of 270.
"I was impressed with the overall team teaming fourth place," said coach Conway. "With each tournament out team scores keep improving, which means each individual golfer is improving!"
The Tigers have another busy week ahead. They will compete in the Helias Tournament on Monday, before conference matches on Tuesday and Wednesday.