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Girls Golf Athlete Of The Season: Sierra Harr
Castleford, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KSVT-TV ) Sierra Harr, a name that's familiar in girls and boys golf.
That's because the Castleford star has transitioned from playing on both teams throughout her high school career.
The future collegiate athlete is our DL Evans Bank Girls Golf Athlete of the Season.
Sierra Harr is headed to Brigham Young University after an amazing high school career.
"It's crazy because I transitioned every single year," adds Harr.
She earned two individual girls state titles, one as a freshman and then again as a junior.
Harr says, "my junior year I went out there and I tried to do my best because I didn't know how the rest of the field would do and so I think playing to my potential the first day at state was one of my biggest accomplishments because I shot a 70 the first day of state."
She finished the tournament that year shooting a 150, won by 26 strokes, which was actually good enough for the boys state title because Ririe's Tristen Coles was state champ with a 155.
But during her sophomore and senior campaigns she played with the boys and saw some success, helping the boys to the team title sophomore year.
"I thought we were going to have a girls team, but we ended up not having a girls team. And I ended up playing for the boys and there was a lot of chaos. I think me just kind of focusing was an accomplishment for me, it was crazy. I can't believe we won boys state, that was a part of it, pretty fun," adds Harr.
Maturity and forward thinking factored into her decision to play with the boys this year.
Harr explains, "I didn't know whether to play for the girls or boys, you know try to go for that title again for girls and be back to back champions, or try to better myself and I figured since I was going to college, just kind of making those decisions matured me as a golfer and so my senior year, making those decisions to playing with the boys to get myself competing at a higher level."
Tracy Harr, Sierra's father and coach adds, "the harder people she plays against the better she plays. She plays against her brother who's an assistant pro and he makes her play from the blues that he plays from, he won't give her any strokes and she actually comes close. I think that she'll do well in college because she works hard at it, mental toughness."
Had Harr played with the girls during her senior year, she would have won another individual state title with her score of 168. The closest female competitor shot a 171 (Lacy Avera, New Plymouth).