Brown shoots 123 at state golf

MEEKER | Meeker’s Vivian Brown and head golf coach Amanda Back made Cowboy history as Brown was the first lady golfer from Meeker to make it to state, and got it done in their first year of golf.

State golf was held at Elmwood Golf Course with a par of 71.

“We went down on Sunday to play a practice round on a really nice course,” began head coach Amanda Back.

Brown had a Monday morning tee time at 8 a.m., beginning on hole one.

“What an awesome experience,” said Back. “They announced her on the tee round, for the 3A CHSAA State Championship, ‘Please welcome from Meeker, Vivian Brown.’ She did very well shooting a 123; she had some awesome putts that fell and some great drives”.

On Tuesday Brown’s tee time was 9:39 a.m., beginning on hole number 10.

“She hit the ball really well,” commented Back, “the greens were a lot firmer and the sand traps came more into play; Vivian shot a 127. I am so proud of her. She enjoyed the experience very much.”

Brown was one of 84 girls in the state of Colorado in 3A girls golf to compete in the State Tournament.

“I feel like it’s a huge honor that she has worked hard to get to that spot. Vivian made Meeker High School history by playing at state. I as a coach had a really cool reflection. I went to the state tournament as a player and then I was fortunate enough as a coach to take one of my players. I couldn’t be prouder as a coach for all the awesome accomplishments that the girls have made throughout the season,” wrapped up Back.

By TIFFANY JEHOREK – Special to the Herald Times