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Ganz, Jesuit boys' golf takes second place

Gonzaga commit ties for 10th place


Tuesday was a tough day for David Ganz and the Jesuit High Crusaders at Quail Valley Golf Course.

On the first day, Ganz, a senior, shot three under-par and was in first place. The Crusaders followed Ganz’s lead, shooting 10 over on the first day for a three stroke lead on Lake Oswego High.

On Tuesday, though, everything imploded for Ganz and the Crusaders. Ganz shot a 10 over, falling all the way to a tie for 10th place. The rest of Jesuit did not fair much better. The Crusaders shot 49 over par and dropped down to second place and Lake Oswego took home the state championship.

Tuesday was a blustery day with the winds picking up as the day went on, which Ganz says had an effect on him and his teammates.

“The first day was great,” Ganz says. “I couldn’t have been happier. Today, the back nine just got to me. I didn’t play the wind particularly well. It’s so important out here, especially when it’s windy. If I played the wind a little better, my score would’ve been better. Something got into my head and unfortunately I wasn’t able to get it out.”

“I can’t speak for my teammates, but I’m sure (what happened to them) was probably the same. The course was tough. The wind was tough. It was much tougher than yesterday.

Mitch Gatzke led Sunset High with a plus 6 in which he shot plus 1 on the first day and plus 5 the second day and tied for eighth place.

“I played all right, but the conditions were pretty tough,” Gatzke says. “It was hard to score out there. Overall it was not that great.”

Sunset came in fourth place overall at plus 54. Gatzke was helped by Brody Hval (plus 12), Seth Wilson (plus 20) Jackson Hval (plus 20) and Jack Rodewald and Jake Wiley (plus 23 together).

“For our first year at state since 2008, we played all right,” Gatzke says, of the Apollos performance. “But we definitely have some room for improvement.”

Westview High was represented by juniors Hunter Westcott and Grant Larson. Larson finished the tournament with a plus 22. Westcott tied for eighth place with a plus 6.

“It was tough,” Westcott said. “Quail was a little bit tougher than I thought. I was striking the ball pretty well with the driver and the putter was starting to flow on the second day. I was really happy for Grant. He stepped up his game from last year. He worked throughout the summer together. I’m pleased to have him coming back next year with us. I expect us to do pretty well next year. Hopefully we can give Jesuit a little run.”




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