Girls golf finally teed off

Yuma High School’s girls golf team finally got their season started Monday at the Wray Invitational.
The golfers next will be at Holyoke on Tuesday, and will host the Yuma Invitational later next week.
Coaches Luke Goeglein and Aaron Prior said they were proud of the players, even though the results were not exactly what the girls wanted.
Jailyn Mekelburg and Aspen Chadwick were the only ones who played in a high school tournament before. They were joined in the varsity tournament by Izzy Young. Mekelburg shot a 115, Young 120 and Chadwick 138.
Torrance Cheshire and Danika Dischner played their first tournament at the JV level, both shooting a 67 over nine holes.
“They were playing on a different course most hadn’t seen before with some hills and small greens, which is what they will see next week in Holyoke,” Goeglein reported. “There were many positives to take away from yesterday for everyone and we will continue to get better. The short game was holding most back from scoring better and we need to improve chipping and putting. As anyone who’s played the game of golf can attest, it’s a very humbling sport full of peaks and valleys much like life and there is room for improvement.”