MADRAS - The Seaside boys golf team finished with three of the top five individuals and took home the team title at the Madras Invitational played at Crooked River Golf Course Thursday. The Gulls shot 326 to edge out the host Madras Buffaloes. Madras was second with 332, followed by La Salle at 337, Oakridge with 353, Aloha with 371 and Central with 373.
Madras' Jordan Stacona was medalist for the event with a round of three over par 74. Flynn Jiroudek led the Gulls with a 78 for second place individually. Sean Hamer was third with 80 and Joel Bletscher finished in a tie for fifth with and 82. Hunter Solt and Mitch Winstanley each shot 86 to complete Seaside's scoring.
"Our depth really helped us today," said Seaside coach Jim Poetsch. "There were several teams close together after the top two or three golfers turned in their cards. Having our fourth and fifth golfers in the 80s is what won the tournament for us.
"Flynn continued to play well. He didn't have any birdies on his card, but he did have an eagle on the par-5 sixth hole and 10 pars along the way," he said. "Sean finished strong with birdies on three of the last five holes. Joel started out with an eagle on the first hole. Eagles don't happen that often and having the tournaments only tow really helped our score."
Player Front Back Total
Flynn Jiroudek 38 40 78
Sean Hamer 42 38 80
Joel Bletscher 41 41 82
Hunter Solt 41 45 86
Mitch Winstanley 43 43 86
GIRLS GOLFMooks fly over GullsGEARHART - Tillamook's Kayla Seaholm and Sarah Lehman both shot 87 Thursday at the Gearhart Golf Links, tying for medalist honors and leading the Cheesemakers to a 362-440 win over Seaside in a Cowapa League dual match.
Jill Johnson added a 97 for the Cheesemakers, while Mallory Osburn was Seaside's top golfer with a 101. Jamie Niemi of Tillamook also fired a 101.
"Unfortunately I don't think my team was up for play today, and not having Tessa compete definitely hurt us," said Seaside coach Jason Kunde.
"Tillamook is a very well-coached and talented team, and 362 is a very solid score at Gearhart.
"We have some work to do, and somehow, some way I need to get my team inspired. I know that the talent is there, we just need to turn it up a notch," he said.
Other Seaside golfers were Kathy Maltman (105), Alyson Fields (106) and Kim Haney (128). The Gulls were missing Tessa Ter Har, who had a prior commitment.
Seaside is scheduled to compete Wednesday at the Geary at McMinnville.