Record day of golf for Camas girls

The Camas girls are breaking records with each round of golf.

On March 17, the top four players combined to shoot 160 and beat the Prairie Falcons by 61 strokes at Camas Meadows.

The team record for nine holes lasted seven days, and then Camas scored a 153 to defeat the Mountain View Thunder by 40 strokes at Fairway Village.

Five days later, Camas finished with a new record low round of 148 to best Union by 22 strokes. Elise Filuk shot an even par score of 35 at Camas Meadows. Hailey Oster added a 36, Emma Cox earned a 37 and Connie Wang had a 40.

“I am over the moon happy,” Filuk said. “Coming in with a 35, 36, 37 and a 40 is amazing. We’ve been putting in a lot of work to get those scores.”

The lead group featured Filuk and Wang, of Camas, and Riley Whitlock and Taylor Hartley, of Union. Filuk will continue her golfing and educational journey at Regis College, in Weston, Massachusetts. Whitlock is on her way to St. Martin’s University, in Lacey. Hartley plans to play golf at Portland State University.

“It was super fun to be in a group of four seniors,” Filuk said. “We got to talk about things like prom and graduation. Three of us are going to play golf in college. I’m excited to see how we flourish.”

Filuk bounced back from hitting her ball in the water on the 12th hole. She made back-to-back birdies on 17 and 18 to finish at even par.

Oster also birdied 17 and 18. She blasted the ball out of the rough on the last hole, cleared the water fountain and landed about 12 feet from the flag stick.

“It was risky, but I put it in the middle of the green,” she said. “It was a good feeling.”

Cox, a freshman, stayed in contention with Oster and the four seniors in front of her. Oster finished 1-over par and Cox was 2-over par. Whitlock and Hartley both shot 3-over for Union.

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