BY TIFFANY JEHOREK
Special to the Herald Times
MEEKER I The Cowboys finished the golf season in Cortez with three freshmen and one senior.
“Peter Hanks played well but just didn’t have his A game on Tuesday,” commented head coach Willy Theos.
Hanks shot a 90 but was a few strokes away from qualifying.
“Pete has been an amazing leader all year long but it was just not his day,” said Theos. “He was in a group that did not push him and nobody from his foursome qualified. We have all been in situations where we have played up to or down to our competition. Being the number one from Meeker and having the pressure to carry the program is a lot and ultimately it was just not Peter’s day. He has done an amazing job for the last two years being the leader of the golf team. I am incredibly proud of the job he has done.”
The three Meeker freshmen did an “amazing job” at regionals and two of the three had the round of the season. Wil Schwartz shot a 95, Sam Hightower shot 113 and Drew Drake shot 117.
“The experience of being regional golfers as freshmen is fantastic. It should pay dividends in the future. Everyone in the program is committed to getting better. I’m impressed at their ability to handle the pressure of playing with upperclassmen.
The team would like to thank all the people who have helped the golf program this year including the Meeker Golf Course and Becky Ridings who made the facilities available to them. Burt Berry and his son who purchased ProV golf balls for the Cowboy golfers to play with at tournaments. All the moms and dads who supplied the team with snacks and refreshments and support. A very special thank you to Kyle Hooks who supplied his PGA professional teaching expertise to improve our golfer’s swings and games as well as covering practices while the varsity was away.
Theos “would also like to thank the Meeker School District for their support and resources to make the boy’s golf program possible.”
“It has been an amazing and rewarding year for Meeker High School golf and I look forward to the progress that our team is making,” wrapped up Theos.