Senior golfer says goodbye to competitive career

By Kevin Clack, Sports Editor

Senior Imkeleen Meyer snagged her first individual title of the season over spring break at the Midwestern State Invitational in Waco.

After her comeback from 14th place, Meyer picked up her first golf player of the week this season.

“It kind of came as a surprise because I was five shots behind the lead,” she said. “So I went out the second day without any stress on me, just playing, and hole by hole it went great.”

Head women’s golf coach Don Farquhar said Meyer has just been one of those players who’s had it.

“She has a mindset that she’s going to go out and do it and get it done,” he said. “And it doesn’t matter what happens to her along the way. She never changes that outlook and determination.”

“For me, that has been the biggest thing, watching her mature into a fine player but a nice young lady as well,” he said.

The three-time All-Heartland Conference Award winner said she’s not looking forward to ending her competitive college career but says competing isn’t completely out of her future.

“I probably won’t be playing competitively for the next two years, maybe after that, we’ll see”, she said. “I’m trying not to think about it too much because we have more tournaments to play and I want to enjoy every moment.”

The South Africa native plans to head east to take on a graduate assistant position after graduating this May.

“I am moving down to North Carolina; the school is called Lenoir Rhyne,” she said. “I’m going to do my MBA there and be the graduate assistant for the for the men and women’s golf team.”

Meyer said she owes a lot of the opportunities she’s gotten from golf and doesn’t see it leaving her life anytime soon.

“Golf is kinda my whole life. We have this saying ‘golf is serious, life is just a game’, and that is how it’s been for me,” she said. “I put my Barbie dolls away at 12 and picked up golf, and that’s just what I know.”

PHOTO: SENIOR IMKELEEN MYER will move to North Carolina to be a graduate assistant for Lenoir Rhyne University’s Golf Team. Courtesy photo, Newman Athletics