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Originally published May 19, 2014 at 8:02 PM | Page modified May 19, 2014 at 10:51 PM

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Haack fires a 64 to take the lead in state Open

Haack shot an 8-under-par 64 Monday to take a three-shot lead over three players after the first round of the 88th Annual Washington Open at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent.


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Michael Haack, the assistant restaurant manager at Meridian Valley Country Club, also showed he can take care of business on the golf course.

Haack shot an 8-under-par 64 Monday to take a three-shot lead over three players after the first round of the 88th Annual Washington Open at Meridian Valley Country Club in Kent.

Three shots back were PGA professional Darren Black of Rainier Golf & Country Club, PGA professional Shane Prante of Tom’s Golf Center in Olympia and PGA professional Ronnie Espedal of Ocean Shores Golf Course.

Just 27 of 168 players broke par on the demanding course.

Haack is one of 32 amateurs in the field, but he is not your typical amateur.

He won a state championship while at Bellevue’s Newport High School in 1997. Four days after that title, Haack batted cleanup and played third base as Newport won the state baseball title.

Haack, 34, then played golf at the University of Nevada and spent four years on the Hooters Tour, which was one of pro golf’s minor leagues.

In the past two times the Washington Open has been held at Meridian Valley, in 2009 and 2013, Haack finished tied for sixth and 10th, respectively.

The no-cut tournament continues Tuesday, with tee times starting at 8 a.m. The final round is Wednesday.



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