WARRENTON - Seagulls are usually pretty good at catching fish.
So it makes sense that for the third year in a row, the Seaside boys golf team left the Astoria Fish Invitational holding the trophy with a fish on top.
The Gulls racked up 157 points to win the five-team tournament, which featured all the Cowapa League schools except Yamhill-Carlton.
Kyle Wilson of Scappoose took the top individual honors, posting a 54 in the modified Stableford scoring system, which included eight points for a "Cod" (Eagle), five points for a "Salmon" (Birdie), and three points for a "Sturgeon" (Par).
Scappoose teammate Gage Josi finished with a 49, as the Indians collected 131 points for second place.
Meanwhile, the Gulls were led by Devan Flukinger's 53, followed by Peter Scruggs (40) and Lujac Desautel (36), with Mark Ulbricht (28) and John Schmidt (23) rounding out the top five. Josh Hofmann added a 13.
Flukinger - competing with a broken left little finger - shot an actual score of 76, with a Salmon on holes two, 13 and 15.
Scruggs had off-season foot surgery, but still had birdies on 11, 15 and 16 for a solid round.
A young Astoria team - with one senior, four sophomores and a freshman - took fifth in the team standings, with Derrick Snow (12-12-24) leading the way.
Seaside coach Jim Poetsch said the tournament wasn't exactly a good representation of what's in store for the Cowapa League this year.
"Scappoose had finals this week, so they were missing three of their top five, and Banks was missing Thomas Moore, so they'll both be better," Poetsch said. "Our top three golfers should do very well, and we have another guy who hopefully will join us, and that will help us out. You need at least four good scores. Three just won't do it."
The Gulls won't have much time to rest, as they compete today in a tournament at The Dalles.
Girls Golf: Gulls win in TillamookTILLAMOOK - The Seaside girls golf team made a Gulls' sweep Thursday, as they won the Tillamook Scramble at Alderbrook Golf Course.
Individual scores were unavailable.
Astoria placed fifth in the team standings with a 117.
Lauren Ploghoft and Riley Van Horn combined for a 58, while the duo of Jasmine Blair and Kendra Scheel fired a 59.