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Truckee grad makes PGA


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Chris Gerdin, a 1999 Truckee High School graduate, passed the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) Player Ability Test (P.A.T.) at Bing Maloney Golf Course in Sacramento on July 26.With the temperature topping out at 105 degrees, playing conditions for Gerdin were less than desirable. There were also more than 40 candidates in the field, and the passing rate typically in the 20-percent range, said Peter Gerdin, Chris Gerdin’s father. The requirement for passing the Player Ability Test is to shoot less than the target score of 155 strokes for two consecutive 18-hole rounds. Gerdin shot 75 and 77 – for a combined score of 152 – to beat the target score by three strokes.

“It doesn’t surprise me at all that (Gerdin) passed his test,” Truckee High golf coach Jeff Froelich said. “He was, and I’m sure he still is, a highly skilled golfer. He’s a great natural athlete.”Gerdin was a standout golfer for Truckee High, winning the Nevada 3A Individual Championship his junior year.

“He was great. A fun kid,” Froelich said. “He always had a really good attitude. I used to like playing with him. He’s real competitive.”Gerdin graduated from University of Nevada Reno in May with a degree in business, which will aid him in completing the requirements to become a level one PGA competitor. Gerdin is currently living in Reno and working at LakeRidge Golf Course as an assistant pro and merchandise manager.

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