Murphy pair finish tied for 14th

UNIVERSITY PLACE — A pair of Archbishop Murphy boys golfers finished with 79s to make the cut at the 2A boys golf state championship at Chambers Bay on Wednesday.

Sean Goldfinch and Ben Thacker each shot a 79, while teammate Brian Lucas missed the cut with a 90. Goldfinch and Thacker finished tied with Prosser’s Taylor Gant for 14th. Goldfinch tees off at 8:20 Thursday morning, with Thacker teeing off 10 minutes later.

Sammamish’s Matt Maresse shot a 7-under 65 to take the first-round lead.

At Chambers Bay, University Place

18 holes, par 72

Top 10: 1. Matt Maresse, Sammamish, 65; 2. Aaron Whalen, Ephrata, 71; 3. Erza Arneson, Lynden, 72; 4. Joe Harvie, Orting, Cody Roth, Bellingham, 73; 6. Diego DeLa Torre, Hockinson, Andrew Raab, East Valley (Yakima), 74; 8. Joe Baldeck, Clarkston, 75; 9. Cody Culletto, Clarkston, Aaron Holliday, Klahowya, 76.

Local finishers

Made the cut (87): Sean Goldfinch, Archbishop Murphy, Ben Thacker Archbishop Murphy, 79. Missed the cut: Brian Lucas, Archbishop Murphy, 90.

Today’s tee times

Sean Goldfinch, Archbishop Murphy, 8:20 a.m.; Ben Thacker, Archbishop Murphy, 8:30 a.m.

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