Riley Lierz places 23rd at State Tournament
One senior Bluejay – Riley Lierz – has medaled at the 3A State Golf Tournament in Hesston. While the Sabetha team placed third at the Regional Tournament, only two players – R. Lierz and Caden Lierz – qualified for the two-day State Tournament on Monday and Tuesday, May 24-25.
R. Lierz placed 23rd overall with a score of 166 after two days of play. R. Lierz scored 83 on day one and 83 on day two.
The first day of the tournament – Monday, May 24 – was used to narrow down the playing field for the second day of play on Tuesday, May 25.
R. Lierz placed 17th overall, which qualified him for day two of play. He scored 42 on the front nine and 41 on the back nine.
C. Lierz finished the day with a score of 97. He shot 51 on the front nine and 46 on the back nine. He did not qualify for the second day.
Players who advanced to day two were the top six teams – 36 golfers – and the next 18 individuals, not on one of the six teams. This would bring the total number of players for day two to 54.
Day two of the tournament teed off at 8 a.m.
R. Lierz placed 23rd overall, shooting 83 for the day – 41 on the front nine and 42 on the back nine.
“The State Tournament was a great finish to the season,” said Head Coach Scott Burger. “This is the first time in several years that they went to the two-day format. It was fun to see both Caden and Riley compete together. Today was a good day for Riley, as he finished 23rd out of over 100 golfers.”