TACOMA, Wash. — The Ilwaco boys golf team – heavy favorites to win a fourth consecutive Washington Class 1A state title – is well on its way to another championship, following Tuesday’s first round action at Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma, Wash.

Ilwaco’s Ross Kukula currently leads the field, as he carded a one-under par 71 Tuesday (the only golfer under par) for a two-stroke lead on Ryan Wallen of Blaine.

Ilwaco teammate Clark Wilson is tied for fourth overall with a 75, followed by Anthony Yoder with an 80 (tied for 18th overall) and Kenneth Sheldon at 81 (five-way tie for 20th).

Half the field of 80 golfers made the cut for today’s final round.

The current leaderboard:

Ross Kukula, Ilwaco, 71

Ryan Wallen, Blaine, 73

Luke Doss, Seattle Christian, 74

Nick Friend, Life Christian, 75

Kevin Miller, Chimacum, 75

Clark Wilson, Ilwaco, 75

Ian Gourley, Bush, 76

Tanner Huddleston, Woodland, 76

Ryder Lewis, Omak, 76

Jack Ryan O'Neil, King’s, 76

Beau Wangler, La Salle, 76

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