Hazen girls golf takes 4th at state
By Jarann Johnson
The Hazen Bison entered the state golf meet hoping to do well and that’s exactly what they did at Tom O’Leary Golf Course in Bismarck. Hazen took 4th place as a team and had three golfers finish in the top 25 at the Class B girls golf state tournament.
Hazen senior standout Beth Leier didn’t have the finish she wanted but still finished highly, taking 8th overall. Leier was hoping to garner champion honors after taking second last year but finished with a 178 (88-90).
Even though Leier’s career didn’t end they way she wanted, she is still pleased with her overall career and happy she started golfing for Hazen in the eighth-grade.
“I am honestly really satisfied with it,” Leier said.“When I look back on it – as a sophomore I tied for sixth, junior year I took second and senior year I took eighth overall. Sometimes you peak earlier and you have better scores. That’s kind of the way golf is. You don’t win every single one and the game is different every time you come out.”
Leier’s score was higher than her average. She said the higher numbers were because of struggles with the short game and her mental approach.