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Myers, Wellik Play In State Co-Ed Golf Meet

By Staff | Jun 11, 2009

CO-ED?PARTICIPANTS - Emmetsburg golfers Matt Wellik and Megan Myers played in the 2009 Stae Co-ed Golf Championships Tuesday at the Copper Creek Golf Club in Pleasant Hill. The duo finished 33rd overall with a round of 89. -- photos courtesy of Tom Hoover

PLEASANT HILL – A pair of Emmetsburg golfers closed out their prep seasons Tuesday playing in the 2009 Iowa State Co-ed Golf Championships. The tourney was played at Copper Creek Golf Club in Pleasant Hill.

Megan Myers and Matt Wellik journeyed to the meet with Emmetsburg Boys Golf Coach Tom Hoover on Tuesday, where they finished in an 89-stroke score to finish 33rd overall out of the 66 duos playing in the 1A Class.

The state tourney is divided into two classes, with 4A and 3A schools playing in Class 2A and 2A and 1A schools competing in Clas 1A for the Co-ed event.

The 40th Annual State Co-Ed is sponsored jointly by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union and the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

“Megan and Matt had beautiful weather to play in<' noted Coach Hoover. "It was 66 degrees with a light east wind and sunshine.

The state co-ed is played in an every-other shot format. Girls teed off on odd number holes, while boys teed off on even numbered holes. The partners then trade off shots on each hole, keeping their combined score for final placement.

Both Emmetsburg golfers were up to the challenge of playing in the state co-ed.

Megan Myers helped lead the Emmetsburg Lady E’Hawks to a sixth place finish in last week’s Iowa Girls State Golf Tournament and Coach Ted Riley, while Matt Wellik was one of three seniors on the Sectional Tournament winning Emmetsburg E’Hawk Golf Squad and Coach Tom Hoover.

“It took a little getting used to each other’s style of play,“?Hoover noted. “Matt had to get used to Megan’s shots, and Megan had to learn Matt’s style of placement, but once they figured those things out, they were playing well by the end of the tourney and I?think they really enjoyed themselves.”