It wasn't easy and it sure wasn't quick, but the Westview girls golf team came through on Tuesday to win the first state championship in school history.
The Wildcats endured two rain delays on Tuesday — on many holes, the greens were inundated with water and unplayable — but persevered to win with 647 shots at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell.
Westview's two-day total was good enough to hold off a day-two challenge from 2016 champion West Linn. The Lions finished second at 655.
The complete team scoring included: Westview, 647; West Linn, 655; Jesuit, 664; Lake Oswego, 675; St. Mary's Academy, 705; Clackamas, 714; Sunset, 725; Grants Pass, 764; Sheldon, 794; South Salem, 810; North Medford, 825; and Lincoln, 861.
In the individual standings, Ellie Slama of South Salem won the state championship after shooting 65-71—136 to beat runners-up Summer Marshall of West Linn and Jessica Ponce of Westview by 19 shots.
The top 10 individual finishers included: Ellie Slama, South Salem, 136; Summer Marshall, West Linn, 155; Jessica Ponce, Westview, 155; McKenna Vanko, St. Mary's Academy, 157; Ashley Zhu, South Salem, 158; Olivia Vernderby, West Linn, 158; Victoria Gailey, Tigard, 158; Amy Wagner, Jesuit, 159; May Wang, Westview, 159; Kendall Freeman, Lakeridge, 159.
To see the complete list of individual finishers, click here.
To see the complete team leaderboard, click here.
To see complete team/player stats, click here.