In her first attempt, Boone Central sophomore Taylor Beierman won a coveted state golf tournament medal Oct. 11-12 at Elks Country Club in Columbus.
Beierman, the C-8 District runner-up after first picking up a golf club just a year and a half ago, carded a two-day total of 182 strokes on the Elks CC layout, tieing for 14th place with Mekallyn Bancroft of Valentine.
With one of the 15 Class C state medals in hand, Beierman told reporters, “I wasn’t planning on this, really. It just kind of happened. It was a perfect day, so I just came out and played solid.”
Beierman had to overcome some adversity on day two, following a first-round 90 Monday.
She began Tuesday with two double-bogeys and a bogey on her first four holes, but battled to complete the front nine in 45. Although she again recorded doubles on the 10th and 12th holes,she regrouped and played the final seven holes 4-over for a final 92.
Her finish was the third best among sophomores in the state tournament.
“I am so unbelievably proud of Taylor!” Boone Central Coach Amy Ahlers exclaimed. “She had a great mindset going into the tournament. She truly just wanted to leave everything out there on the course. She knew she didn’t have anything to lose. She didn’t worry about anyone else; she just played her own game”
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