Westchester resident Michelle Folan, a senior at Marymount High School, capped off a successful high school golf career by advancing to the CIF/Women’s Southern California Golf Association (WSCGA) Championship last month at the Rancho California Golf Club in Murrieta.
Folan, co-captain of the Marymount High varsity girls golf team who was the Mission League’s most valuable player last year, finished tied for 12th place out of 125 players at the WSCGA championship with a 6-over par 78. The top six players then advanced to the state championship. Folan went the furthest in the postseason than any female golfer in Marymount history, coaches said.
She reached the WSCGA competition after placing second overall in the Mission League final with a score of 75 (2 over par) and advancing to the CIF Regionals at Las Posas Country Club in Camarillo.
Folan then went on to the CIF Southern Section Individual Finals at La Purisima Golf Course in Lompoc Nov. 8, where she won a one-hole playoff after tying for 27th place with a score of 87 to secure a berth at the WSCGA tournament.
The Westchester golfer has been a starter on the Marymount High golf team since her freshman season. In her junior year, she advanced to the CIF Northern Regionals, where she picked up a score of 76 to qualify for the Southern Section Individual Finals in San Clemente.
Folan has now moved on to her next athletic endeavor as captain of the Marymount varsity girls basketball team. She also competes on the school’s track and field team in the discus, shot put, high jump and long jump events.