2019 was a banner year for Glendale’s Dawson Meek.
The Falcons junior capped a terrific season with an individual state championship.
“I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t play golf,” Meek said.
When he received his gold medal at state last year, he had no way of knowing it would be the end of his Glendale career.
“Everything happened so quick and everything was getting cancelled so fast and I kind just had to just shrug it off and just focus on what’s maybe a possibility of a summer season, which luckily we are having right now,” Meek said.
That summer schedule has been a good one, with Meek winning the Missouri Golf Association’s junior match play event two weeks ago.
“There was a lot more players than there’s ever been because nobody has been playing tournaments,” Meek said. “So everyone tried to, there was like 96 players I think.”
That win led right into the Missouri Amateur Championship last week. Next up, he’s hoping to qualify for the Price Cutter Charity Championship.
“I tried to do that I think when I was 15, and I shot I think like 72 or 73, but I’m so much older now and I’m ready, because it’s at Millwood and that’s my home course,” Meek said. “So hopefully I play well and if I do I’ll get in and if not, it’s just a fun experience.”
If nothing else, it’s more practice for Meek as he prepares for SEC competition at Mizzou.
“I’m excited to see how my game compares against everyone in the SEC and in Division I golf, because I’ve played against all my high school friends but now I’m going to take a step up and play against way better players than what I’ve ever played before,” Meek said.
If it goes anything like high school, he’ll be just fine.