And a relatively small one, some might say.
Dukate wants to break former Waynesburg standout Robert Rohanna’s match-record score of 27, and he came dangerously close during a Division II Section 8 match yesterday at Rohanna’s Golf Course in Waynesburg, firing a 4-under 29 to lead the Raiders to a 184-212 victory over Charleroi.
“He’s chasing the record,” first-year Waynesburg coach Jeff Coss said. “That’s his goal.”
So far this season, Dukate has shot 32 against Carmichaels, 36 against Fort Cherry and another 36 during a loss to Trinity, helping Waynesburg to a 3-1 record overall, 2-0 in section play.
Dukate also placed second at the Tri-County Championship, held Aug. 17 at Village Green Golf Club in Hickory, with a 34-36-70 – a great score on any other day, though still behind Peters Township senior Tommy Nettles’ 4-under 67.
“He’s not a big guy,” Coss said, likening Dukate to current pro Corey Pavin. “But he’s solid. Every part of his game is good. He’s worked really hard.”
I will be calling Dukate (hopefully) later today to put together something more substantial for an upcoming high school notebook.