Rivers ran through the greens at the Lewis River golf course Thursday, and the filled cups of fluid turned into cascading water falls.
Most sane individuals would not be out golfing in this weather, but the annual Chieftain Invitational was scheduled. Girls from 12 Southwest Washington high schools had to grin it and bear it.
“It got to a point where it couldn’t get much worse,” said Camas High School senior Molly Bilsborough. “You just had to play with what you had and make the best of it.”
Mountain View won the tournament with a combined score of 377. Camas (386) edged Union (388) for second place. Fort Vancouver’s Bridget Standard finished in first place individually with a sloppy 18-hole score of 82 strokes.
Elise Filuk earned fourth place for the Papermakers with a round of 88 strokes. Her best drive of the day came on the 12th hole. She also made birdie on 15. Then, it started to rain harder and it would never let up.