Sisters and teammates Sierra and Savana Bezdicek fought in a playoff for the 3A state golf title. Sierra, the younger of the two won. (Photo: SWX)
SPOKANE, Wash. -
Sierra Bezdicek, just a sophomore from Mt. Spokane High School, won the 3A state golf title on Wednesday. How she won is even more impressive.
After shooting a 75 at Esmeralda Golf Course in Spokane on Tuesday, Bezdicek golfed a 71 on Wednesday. Impressive enough. That 71 put her in a tie with her older sister, Savana, and the two were forced to duke it out in a playoff. Sierra won on the first hole.
The Bezdicek sisters finished first and second and led Mt. Spokane to a second place team finish behind Hanford. Mercer Island was third, followed by Decatur and Peninusla.
Chelsea Saelee, from Mercer Island, had the lowest score on Wednesday, shooting a 70 for a two-day total of 148.
3A Boys: Southridge wins; Mt. Spokane close behind
Nick Mandell shot a 72 on Wednesday at Indian Canyon Golf Course to finish tied for fourth, leading Southridge to the 3A title on Wednesday. Frank Garber, from Juanita High School, finished with a two-day low round of 65, taking the individual 3A title.
Mt. Spokane finished in second place as a team. Zack Spencer led the Wildcats with a 73 on Wednesday – a two-day score of 148. Nick Thurston shot a 154.
Just two points separated Southridge from Mt. Spokane. Southridge ended the two-day tournament with a 96. Mt. Spokane had a 94. Auburn Mountain View was third, followed by Seattle Prep and O'Dea.
4A Girls: Lewis & Clark Takes Second Place
The Lewis & Clark girls team finished second in the 4A state tournament at MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake. The Tigers were led by Sierra Kersten, who shot a two-day 149, including a 75 on Wednesday. Megan Haase shot a 74 on Wednesday for Lewis & Clark and finished tied for fifth place.
Bellarmine Prep won the state title, as teammates Alivia Brown and Jordan Ferreira tied with a two-day total of 144. Brown won on the second playoff hole.