Mekelburg showed improvement at state golf

The Yuma High School girls golf team’s season came to encouraging end with Jailyn Mekelburg competing in the Class 3A State Tournament, last Tuesday and Wednesday in picturesque Aspen.
Mekelburg struggled on the first day on the Aspen Golf Club’s challenging course. However, coach Luke Goeglein said she rebounded nicely on the second day, improving her score by 15 strokes. He said she was struggling with her driver, so she teed off the whole second round with her 6- or 7-iron, keeping the ball straight and out of trouble.
“Water came into play on mostly all of the holes except for a few, which meant keeping it in play was more important than distance,” Goeglein said. “Was a great learning experience playing on the stage three days in a row (including a practice round on Monday._
Goeglein said overall he was pleased with the first season with he and Aaron Prior serving as co-coaches, and is looking forward to next season.
There might be more state opportunities for Yuma golfers in 2024 as CHSAA is adding a 2A classification.