Idaho female golf champ can still play with boys

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Sierra Harr, who helped the Castleford High School boy's golf team win Idaho's 2A championship in May, poses for a portrait at the Clear Lakes Country Club near Buhl, Idaho. The Idaho High School Activities Association is mulling rule changes that could prevent the 16-year-old from golfing with the boy's team this spring. (AP Photo/John Miller)
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The board that oversees Idaho high school sports won't bar a female golf champion from playing with the boys' team if not enough girls turn out to form a team of their own.

Idaho High School Activities Association director John Billetz said Wednesday there was just a single vote for the rule change at a meeting in Coeur d'Alene.

The proposal emerged after Castleford High School golfer Sierra Harr helped the boys' team win the 2012 championship for Idaho's smallest schools.

Harr says rival coaches complained.

Billetz says the board's majority concluded Harr's situation happens so infrequently, it didn't merit a big change.

If enough girls turn out to form a Castleford girls' team in 2013, Harr will play with them.

If not, she can compete with the boys' team.