SURFSIDE Blake Kukula is following in his brothers large footsteps as he won the Washington Junior Golf Association championship at Kitsap Golf and Country Club in Bremerton July 11 by carding a 40 for nine holes. His older brother Ryan is playing for Willamette University and Ross, who is two-time state champion, will play for Seattle University next year. Blake won the 8-11 year old division.
His mom, Lexie Myers said, Blake has watched his two older brothers be very successful in golf and even though he may have big footsteps to follow in, he had an advantage and thats the fact that not only has he had one coach in his dad but he has been able to play alongside his two brothers who are very good at sharing their knowledge with Blake. Blake is very serious about golf. He practices every day and is always striving to be better.
She said, Last year in these tournaments Blake was always in the middle of the pack. Now hes the kid everyone is trying to beat. He is always in the top three of his age division.
Kukula placed second at Wing Point July 1 with a 48 and he was second at Riverside Golf Course June 24 with a 45. He lost by two strokes at Wing Point and one stroke at Riverside, before winning the WJGA qualifier for district July 11.
Kukula will play in the district championship at Indian Summer Golf Course July 22 and 23 in Olympia.