Hitting the green

Women’s golf captains prepare for regional tournament


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The women’s golf team qualified for regionals after placing third in their district competition.

After a successful season that saw the team place at Three Rivers League (TRL) districts, women’s golf is moving on to regionals. There they will compete with other advancing teams from around the region, aiming to qualify for the state tournament.

Lily Barger, junior, is a captain of the women’s golf team and has been playing since her freshman year.

“Going into the season we didn’t even know if we were going to have a coach,” Barger said. “So, being able to start a team and actually placing second overall in our entire league and getting a chance to go to state was pretty big for us.”

Regionals take place at the Oregon Golf Association (OGA) Golf Course in Woodburn. The women’s golf team will be sending all five members of its varsity team to compete there, including Sienna Lambert, junior, who is another captain on the team.

“Overall our team goal was to make state and we’re still working on that goal,” Lambert said. “For me personally, I was just trying to make a better mindset about golf and become a more consistent player and I feel like I’ve been able to achieve that with my teammates.”

With no seniors on the team, all five varsity players will have at least one more year to continue improving and playing together at the high school level before they graduate.

“I’m hoping that the team we built this year just continues into our senior season,” Lambert said. “We’re all extremely close now. I can’t imagine where we’ll be next year and being able to just continue to get better and hopefully just get better next year.”


For a more in-depth look at Barger and Lambert’s season, listen to the latest episode of the West Linn Weekly Wake Up, hosted by print editor-in-chief Audrey Lippert and web editor-in-chief Karina Rower.