Flora Weeks, a recent graduate of Middlebury College, held off defending champion Leslie Folsom to win the Washington State Women’s Golf Association state amateur tournament Friday, 2 & 1, at Sand Point Country Club.
It was the first state title for Weeks, who plays out of Overlake Country Club. Folsom has won the tournament five times. In the scheduled 36-hole finale, Weeks closed out the match on the 35th hole.
Weeks played for the Middlebury (Vermont) golf team. She was a three-time conference champion and a two-time All America. She will be heading to Nevada City, Ca., this fall to teach high school environmental science.
Folsom, who plays out of Rainier Country Club south of Seattle, had won the tournament in 2003, ’05, ’07, ’08 and last year. She was trying to tie Hilda McAusland Beck for second place with six state titles. Beck earned her six wins between 1929 and 1957. The all-time leader is Ann Swanson with nine state titles between 1973 and 1996.
Here are Friday’s results from all the flights:
Flora Weeks (Overlake) beat Leslie Folsom (Rainier) 2 & 1
Jenny Park (Skagit) beat Robin Cole (Yakima) 2 up
Sammie Pless (Glen Acres) beat Ann Johnson (Meridian Valley) 4 & 3
Sharon Falkner (Meridian Valley) beat Carrie Simchuk (Sand Point) 19th hole
Barbara Tracy (Bear Creek) beat Stephanie Drake (Rainier) 4 & 2
Derval Langan (Sand Point) beat Ann Schofield (Broadmoor) 20th hole
Doris Rogers (Rainier) beat Debbie Slatt (Sand Point) 3 & 2
Julie Turner (Sand Point) beat Carlotta Jarrat (Bellingham) 5 & 4
Porsche Everson (Glen Acres) beat Joan Yankis (Bear Creek) 1 up
Lea Carlson (Sand Point) beat Peggy Stahl (Twin Lakes) 21st hole