Westlake whisked back into the state tournament by claiming second at the Region 2-5A Championships Thursday in Waco.
Sierra Sims took second individually to pace the Chaparrals, which beat Allen in a playoff to earn second place. Lake Travis took first place at regionals, and all three teams advance to the state tournament April 29-30 at the Morris Williams Golf Course.
Sims was in a neck-and-neck race with familiar foe Maddie Szeryk of Allen, who ended up taking first by two strokes, 147 to Sims’ 149.
Maya Walton shot a 84-77 161 for the Chaps’ second-best score, followed by teammates Christine Campbell at 77-87 164, Robin Tan 85-91 176 and Claire Wooldridge 95-90 185.
Campbell, Wooldridge and Sims were on the Westlake team that took third at the 5A state tournament a season ago.
Westlake led after Day 1 of the tournament Wednesday with a 320 to Allen’s 322 and Lake Travis’ 323, with the final results winding up Lake Travis 639, Westlake 649 and Allen 649.