By Stephanie Thompson

GR golfers learn much at state competition


October 3, 2019

Five Green River students recently attended the State golf tournament and came home with an experience they will remember.

“State was actually pretty fun for us,” head coach Karyl Eyre said. “The kids we took were fantastic.”

Even though Green River didn’t have enough boys or girls to make an entire State boys or girls team, those who attended enjoyed the experience in Gillette.

The two boys who attended State were senior, Kaleb Saccomano, who scored a 99 the first day of competition and a 109 on the second day and freshman, Ryker Mele, who scored a 131 on the first day and a 145 the second day.

Eyre had nothing but good things to say about both of these golfers.

“He’s our No. 1 leader,” she said about Saccomano.

She said Saccomano is honest and has a lot of integrity.

As for Mele, she thought is was an amazing experience for him to complete at the State level as a freshman and he really improved throughout the season.

For the Lady Wolves, senior, Lauren Foster competed and scored 138 the first day and 137 the second day, junior Sydney Brice scored a 117 the first day and 112 the second day and sophomore Kaelea Gibson scored a 113 the first day and a 120 the second day.

Eyre said the reason some of the scores on the second day are much higher is because the golfers had to deal with high wind conditions. At one point, all of the balls were blowing off of a green at one of the holes on the course. However the players didn’t let this discourage them.

With the season coming to an end, Eyre had a chance to reflect on the season as a whole.

“I was really, honestly, most impressed with this group and their work ethic,” Eyre said. “They didn’t give up. I’m super proud of them for that.”

“We have, in my opinion, the greatest kids in the school,” she said.

A couple of team members, who couldn’t make it to State due to other obligations that Eyre wanted to mention included, Drew Gibson, who couldn’t attend State because of Student Council obligations and the fact he was named Homecoming King.

“He’s an incredible kid,” she said.

Kaylee Lundgren, also couldn’t attend state, was a great leader throughout the season and Eyre wanted her to know her leadership was appreciated.

Eyre believes that due to the atmosphere created by those on the team, they may be able to get a full team for both the girls and boys for next year.

“I think we’ll have a much stronger season in the future,” she said.

Eyre wanted to thank assistant coach Mike Baker for all of his work, the bus driver, George Moody, who went above and beyond to make sure the kids had everything they needed, parents and volunteers, Eddie and Danielle Salas.

She also wanted to thank the school district for its continued support.


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