WARRENTON — The Seaside boys golf team shot a season low score and improved to 1-1 in Cowapa League play April 6, with a 366-406 victory over Astoria in golf’s version of the Clatsop Clash at the Astoria Golf & Country Club.
Seaside’s Jackson Kunde was medalist with an 86. The Gulls’ Samson Sibony was second with a 90, followed by Connor Merrell (92), Mason Shamion (98) and Colby Lupfer (99).
Astoria was led by Kirk Fausett’s 96. Other Fishermen scores were Dylan Altheide-Nielson (97), Brian Wilder (100), Trevor Altheide-Nielson (113) and Josh Olson (119).
The Gulls have been able to lower their team score every time out so far this season. All but one member shot a season-low Thursday.
“We are moving in the right direction,” said Seaside coach Jim Poetsch. “We dropped another 16 strokes from our last match. If John Whittle’s JV score had counted, we would have dropped another six.
“Jackson (Kunde) played 16 good holes today,” he said. “He followed a triple bogey with a six-putt, quadruple bogey on the front. If not for those two holes, he might have snuck into the 70’s for the first time. Samson hit his first birdie today and nearly got into the 80’s. Those are big hurdles in the psyche of golf. It seems when a player changes the first digit of their score for the first time, they continue to do it on a regular basis.”
Junior Varsity: Seaside 508, Astoria 605.