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Rastovski wraps up CK career
SPOKANE Even though day two of the state golf championships didnt go as well as Central Kitsaps JD Rastovski had hoped, he had plenty of reason to smile when it was all said and done.
After all, how many high school golfers can say they not only qualified for state all four years, but made the day-two cut over that same span?
I didnt feel bad about it, Rastovski, who finished in 29th place, said. Im still just trying to find my swing. I havent played a whole lot of rounds this year. I didnt play great but I didnt play too bad.
Rastovski, who had to overcome a recent thumb injury as well, was one of many golfers to have trouble on the second day. He shot a 74 in the opening round, but shot an 80 on day two to finish at 154. Nick Ellis of Eastmont won the title with a 138.
Holes No. 13 and 17 gave Rastovski the most headache, as he triple-bogeyed both.
No. 13 is pretty narrow right off the tee, he said. It goes out about 180 yards and then goes straight down. Its steeper than a double-black diamond on any mountain. Its probably a 50-75 foot drop.
Hole 17 was littered with challenges all throughout, Rastovski said.
The fairway is about 20 yards wide, he said. And it has hazards all the way down.
But he also had some gems, like his birdie chip-in from 50 yards out on 15.
Overall, I wasnt too disappointed, said Rastovski, who is hoping to qualify for the upcoming U.S. Amateur Public Links. I didnt get a full senior year, but I birdied on the last hole the second day. So I went out on a good note.