SACRAMENTO, Calif. — When Chloe Bartek arrives at Sacramento State in the fall, she will do so as a state champion. The incoming freshman ran away with the Washington 3A girls golf title, winning the event by seven strokes and finishing 14 strokes ahead of third place.
Bartek shot a 3-under par 70 during the opening round and held a one-stroke lead over the defending champion heading into the second round. During the final day, she battled over an inch of rain and temperatures in the mid-40s to end her high school career in championship fashion.
"I don't think it's really sunk in," she told The Columbian newspaper. "It probably will tomorrow when I see all my friends. When I'm not dripping it might soak in."
The victory came two weeks after Bartek won the district title by a remarkable 19 strokes. She finished the 36-hole tournament at 4-under par to claim her third consecutive district title. In her final round, Bartek had a personal best seven birdies and finished with a 3-under 70.