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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Gerchak shoots 160 over both days at state championship


Jaryd Cline

Junior Luke Gerchak, shown lining up a shot during Goldendale's home opening match on April 10, made his third straight trip to state this week, shooting 160 over both days of the tournament.

Luke Gerchak is back at the State Golf Championships for the third straight year.

The junior was the lone Goldendale golfer to advance out of sub districts and on to districts, where he shot an 81 over 18 holes at the Prospector Golf Course in Cle Elum last Thursday.

Gerchak finished tied for second with his 81 at the award-winning course in Cle Elum, trailing Warriors Chase Marquette, who finished with a 77.

Gerchak and the 79 other Class 1A golfers will be at the Liberty Lake Golf Course in Liberty Lake for the two-day state championships.

The state match kicked off Tuesday at 7 a.m. and Gerchak finished the day with an 86 to make the cut for day two, where he recorded a season-best 18-hole total of 74 to finish with a 160.

All golfers in attendance shot 18 holes on the opening day, while only the top 40, including ties, advanced to shoot another 18 holes on Wednesday.

Gerchak teed off at 7:45 a.m. Tuesday morning along with Overlake's Conrad Im and Deer Park's Ethan Shroyer.

At last year's state match, Gerchak shot an 80 on the first day and made the cut for day two, where his 18 hole total of 87 gave him a combined total of 167 and put him in a three-way tie for 26th place.

As a freshman in 2017, Gerchak finished day one with a 90 and missed the cut for the second day.


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