June 3, 2015

Hazen girls golf team take 7th

By Jarann Johnson

The Hazen girls came out of the 2015 North Dakota Class B state tournament in Jamestown with big smiles. The biggest smile belonged to Beth Leier, sophomore, after the tournament because she earned all-state honors.
Leier had a great first day in the two-day tournament that took place in Carrington last week. At the end of day one Leier was in third place and only two shots back from the leaders – Jada Mattson, Heart River and Kaitlin Hubrig, Lidgerwood-Hankinson-Fairmount, were tied for first at 82.
There was only two other golfers from Region 5 in the Top 20 after the first day. Leier’s teammate, senior Nikole Bitterman, was in a massive five-person tie for 15th with a first day score of 94.

The other Region 5 golfer with a top 20 on the first day was Bowman’s Kaitlin Hill with a 92. Hill’s score put her in a three-way tie for 11th overall.
Leier and the Bison didn’t have as strong of a day to end the tournament. The second day of the tournament saw the Bison’s scores drop from 385 to 397. It wasn’t a far drop – the Bison took sixth on the first day and seventh on the second day.

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