Whitefish’s Platke Commits to Washington State for Golf

By Beacon Staff

Reed Platke, who will be a senior next year at Whitefish High School, has committed to play golf at Washington State University. Platke received interest from other schools but jumped at the opportunity to play for a top-level Division I university. He made his verbal commitment in late June.

“It’s my dream school,” Platke said.

Platke has been the leader on a Whitefish team that has won two out of the last three Class A state championships. He said his main goal for his senior year is to win a third team championship.

He’ll also be shooting for his second individual title, to go long with two runner-up finishes. Platke placed second as a freshman, first as a sophomore and then second again as a junior. He has won the Northwestern A divisional title every year.

Platke said it’s nice to have his college situation already figured out before his senior year even starts.

“The pressure’s off and I can just hit the ball around and play golf,” Platke said.

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