MEEKER I Nick Burri only played golf three years in high school, but his commitment to and passion for the game has earned him a scholarship to golf this fall at Missouri Valley College.
“I didn’t play my freshman year because my mom wanted me to prove how committed to the game I was,” Burri, a senior at Meeker High School said. “So I stayed at the course every night until dark to prove I wanted to golf.”
Meeker High School has not had a golf program for several years, but Burri was so committed to the game that he played on Rangely High School’s team and qualified for the Colorado State Golf Championships his junior and senior years.
Burri was thankful to his coaches, who included former Meeker golf pro Jim Cook, Rangely’s Eric Hejl in 2013 and Mark Skelton the past two years.
Burri said he will study conservation biology and forensic science at Missouri Valley College, which is located in Marshall, Mo.