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MEEKER — Members of Meeker High School’s golf team opened the season in Rifle last Tuesday and then played better in Delta last week.
“We have been working on our mental game, getting past a bad shot and not taking it with them the rest of the game,” new head coach Darrin Rohn said of his team’s preparation. “Most of them have decent swings, we just need to continue to work on the mental aspects of the game.”
Quinn Shoemaker, Garrett Griffin, Evan Edwards and Charlie Scherbarth played in Rifle in the first tournament.
“It was our first tournament and a lot of teams have already been playing a while, so we are a little behind but they all played well,” Rohn said.
Shoemaker, Edwards, Trey Morris and the team’s lone senior, Clinton Kilduff competed in Delta and shot a combined 277, which Rohn said put his team, “right in the mix” of the 25 teams in attendance.
Morris led the team with an 82, followed by Kilduff’s 92, while Shoemaker and Edwards each turned in a 103.
“Trey took off seven strokes from the last time he played the Delta course and before the season is over I think Clinton’s scores will consistently be in the 80s,” Rohn said. “Every time I was around they played terrible and great when I was away, so I stayed away. They all played solid golf.”
Meeker sent golfers to Steamboat Springs to play Haymaker Tuesday and then to Craig Wednesday before playing Grand Junction’s Adobe Creek Sept. 8.
“They are going to get better, they just need to keep playing those kind of courses,” Rohn said. “They are doing a great job as far as sportsmanship and representing Meeker High School well.”