Hazen girls finish 3rd at state
By Jarann Johnson
The Hazen Bison girls golf team finished third at the state tournament in Carrington last week. The way to the third place finish was led by Beth Leier, a junior.
Leier ended the state tournament with a runner-up finish. Leier’s path to second place was not easy.
Leier started out the postseason finding out she had the flu, then had to tough it through a week of practices to prepare for state.
“I actually found out I had influenza B during regionals. So, I missed a day of practice and I ended up coming into state and that whole week I just tried to play regular golf, getting out playing 18 holes considering we had to walk in to state and play 18 holes for three days. Prepared by playing golf like we did during the school year,” Leier said.
Leier talked more about her feelings after the regional meet, which Hazen hosted.
“After regionals I felt really sick because I had puked that morning. I went into the doctor and they told me I had Influenza B. I did feel kind of weak during the meet. Right after, during the week of practice I was still kind of weak. But I just played trough it, you have to push through the pain,” Leier said.
As if battling the flu wasn’t enough Leier also had to battle the elements at state. During the first day of the state tournament the teams get to golf a practice round but thunderstorms ruined Leier’s plans to do a full walk through. Leier talked about her course walk through.