There was exhiliration. And there was heartbreak.
Such is often the case in district competition, with state tournament berths on the line.
Boone Central sophomore Taylor Beierman was able to celebrate a second-place medal and state tourney berth October 5 at the Oakland Golf Club, but also shared the disappointment of her Cardinal teammates as Boone fell a single stroke shy of state team qualification.
“Describing today in one word – heartbreaking,” said Cardinal Coach Amy Ahlers. “Golf is a game of couldas, wouldas and shouldas, especially when you think about one stroke. It’s easy to replay each of our rounds over and over, finding several places where we could have all shaved one stroke off (scores).
“Oakland is a difficult golf course. That being said, we left everything out there. In the end, it just wasn’t our day. It stings a lot right now, but I know it is going to make us come back even stronger next season. We have a whole new perspective – every stroke truly does matter.”
Beierman could not catch C-8 gold medalist Cecelia Arndt of Scotus, who fired a superlative 18-hole 79, but her 50/45-95 stood up for runner-up honors and a berth in the 2021 NSAA Girls Golf Class C State Championships that were played Monday and Tuesday at Elks Country Club in Columbus.
“Despite feeling a great deal of disappointment, we are so excited for Taylor and her second-place finish,” Ahlers remarked. “Her consistency has been rock solid all season, and she demonstrated it in a very strong way again. Happy, happy things are in store for her at state – I have no doubt about that!”
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