72° F Monday, June 26, 2017

Sierra Sims snagged a second-straight individual title at the A&M Consolidated Spring Preview Saturday.

Westlake just missed out on the team title at Pebble Creek in College Station, taking second place by three strokes to district foe Lake Travis, with Smithson Valley taking third.

Sims shot a 67-76 over Friday and Saturday to claim the championship – and the Tiger Trophy – as the Chaparrals played into strong winds and fast greens Saturday.

Claire Wooldridge, Robin Tan and Maya Walton combined with Sims to come close to overcoming the Lady Cavaliers.

“Our players all responded well to a few bad breaks and some rough putting stats and a few wind-blown shots to shoot better scores on the back nine,” Westlake girls golf coach Chuck Nowland said. “We all learned we have game to compete, and we know we’ve got to take motivation from this close call to inspire dedicated practices, mental preparation and short game finesse as we head toward the upcoming [postseason].”

At McNeil’s Leslie Lane Memorial tournament Feb. 25 Christine Campbell led Westlake to a first-place finish at Lost Creek Country Club.

Seniors Sumin Cha, So Yun Jhang, Jasmina Solankee and Angela Jin helped the Chaps take first.

The second Westlake team posted scores of: Paige Lonquist, 105; Hana Pearlson, 114; Melanie Florez 120, Jessica Grooms 101 and Maggie Cowart 98; the third team was: Caroline Frye 94, Katherine Lesak, 96; Kendall Chase, 109; and Cameran Perdido 97.

“This past 10 days – starting with the Barbara Puett JV Classic (Feb. 19) has been a good one for our program,” Nowland said. “All the girls got to play and almost everyone experienced some team and individual success. The seniors are showing the younger girls what we expect from them in the future.”

Westlake plays in Anderson High’s Don Beaver Invitational March 7, with the 5A State Preview the next day at Jimmy Clay.

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