WA Women's Best-Ball: Folsom picks up 10th win with Fallgren
Victoria Fallgren and Leslie Folsom (WSGA photo)
MOSES LAKE, WA (May 22, 2018) - Leslie Folsom of Tukwila, Wash. and Victoria Fallgren of Spokane teamed to shoot rounds of 68-69 to win the 19th Washington State Women's Best-Ball Championship, held at Moses Lake (Wash.) Golf Club.
Folsom and Fallgren were the only team to shoot in the 60s both rounds of the 36-hole championship, which featured many of the top women amateur golfers from Washington and Northern Idaho. Their two-day total of 9-under par 137 on the par-73 layout was three strokes better than second-place finishers Rachel Blum and Hana Ku, both of Seattle.
Kim Titus of Fox Island and Kelly Gardner of Gig Harbor, who won this championship last year, finished third, four shots back of Folsom and Fallgren.
Folsom has now won this championship an astonishing 10 times, with various partners. This is her first title with Fallgren as a partner. Last year, Fallgren, who is the assistant coach for the Gonzaga University women’s golf team, was named the WSGA Women’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year.
“I was just standing by watching Victoria make birdies,” said Folsom with a laugh. “Just trying to stay out of the way.” To which Fallgren responded, “I was just doing what Leslie told me to do. She gave me the targets and I tried to hit them. The course is in great shape, and the greens were rolling pure, so it was just a matter of putting the approach shots in the right spot.” Fallgren was 4-under on her own ball in yesterday’s first round.
“We ham-and-egged it really well,” Folsom said, “and picked each other up.”
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ABOUT THE Washington Women's Best-Ball
36-hole Four-Ball Stroke Play (Gross and Net). The
field will be divided into flights based on team
handicap. No age limit.
Entrants must have an active GHIN number and
USGA Handicap Index issued by a WSGA member
club not exceeding 35.7, at the close of entry
(Partners' course handicaps must be within 8 strokes
of one another, or an adjustment will be made to
player with the higher course handicap to meet this
Entrants must be members in good standing of a
WSGA member club.
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