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The Westlake girls golf team took first place at the Marble Falls Mustang Classic Saturday.
The Chaparrals edged out Smithson Valley 633-641 to take the tournament title, with Anderson placing third with 691 points.
Sierra Sims 33-33 66 on Day 1 was the key to a 10-stroke lead and she followed that up with a 73 on Day 2 as her 139 allowed her to take home individual medalist honors from the tournament.
“[Sierra] birdied No. 18 to finish off an outstanding tourney and her margin of three strokes over the No. 1 Smithson Valley player was also critical,” Westlake girls golf coach Chuck Nowland said.
Westlake had four players in the top 10. Maya Walton and Robin Tan both shot a 164 for Westlake, with Christine Campbell shooting a two-day 166 and Claire Wooldridge coming in at 178 to help the Chaps to the title.
“We had five different players from last year’s win here, so it was good to repeat and have this bunch get a victory – one that was hard-fought the entire tourney,” Nowland said. “The girls played through some tough stretches and learned about holding it together for the team. Perhaps the most important result: This tournament gives us motivation to focus on the things we need to do better as we head into the spring’s big competitions.”
In the previous tournament without Sims, Westlake took seventh overall at the Lake-apalooza Girls Invitational Jan. 26 at Barton Creek Crenshaw golf course.
The Westlake blue team shot a combined 340-336 676, missing third place by just nine strokes.
Lake Travis captured first overall with a 317-322 639, SA Johnson was second with a 325-321 646, and SA Churchill came in third with a 340-327 667.
Maya Walton and Robin Tan led the Chaparrals with an 84-84 168 and an 86-82 168, respectively, to tie for 16th place overall.
Sumin Cha shot a 83-87 170 to take 23rd place, Christine Campbell came in 26th with a 87-84 171 and Piper Rickard came in 32nd with a 88-86 174.
The second Chap squad, Westlake red, came in 13th with a 388-374 762, led by Jasmina Solankee’s 89-89 178. Lake Travis’ Kristen Gillman won the tournament with a two-day 72-73 145.
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