Oakdale High School golfer Ryan Meyer continues to impress. The incoming junior tied for sixth place at the CIF State Championship, finishing -3 at Poppy Hills Golf Course. Meyer began his day teeing off in the final group at 10:20 a.m. and played the front nine.
“I arrived on Tuesday (May 28) and my only interaction with the course was practicing chipping and putting,” said Meyer.
This was the second time that he has played on the historic course.
“I played there a few years back and it’s mostly the same but a few minor changes,” Meyer noted.
On the front nine, he birdied on hole seven and then truly found success on the back nine.
On hole nine, which was 520 yards out and a par five, Meyer eagled the hole.
“I hit the ball hard off my driver but it was my second shot that traveled over 300 yards using my four iron,” he explained.
Meyer birdied the next hole to keep his momentum up.
“Overall I felt great, the weather was a cool 60 degrees and I played with a lot of talented golfers.”
In Meyer’s group were George McNeeley of Carmel and Tyler Guo of Crean Lutheran. McNeeley finished tied for third at -5 and Guo finished tied for 11th at -1.
Meyer accomplished a lot in his sophomore high school season including a league championship, second at Masters and took first overall at NorCals to get to the state competition.