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.
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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.”
Founded in 1922, the WSGA is a 501c4 non-profit, amateur golf association governed by men and women volunteers. Serving nearly 70,000 individual members at more than 550 member golf clubs and 270 golf courses throughout the state of Washington and Northern Idaho, the WSGA works to continually expand the game of golf to people of all backgrounds.
The WSGA also serves as a statewide representative of the United States Golf Association (USGA) and works closely with a number of allied associations within the golf industry for the betterment of the game.