Seaside 339, Tillamook 387

The Seaside boys golf team put the finishing touches on its perfect league season April 21, with a 339-387 match win over Tillamook at Alderbrook Golf Course.

Sam Hinton led the Gulls with a 77 for medalist honors. Aaron Richardson carded an 83, Shane Fritter an 87 and Trenten Meyer a 92 to round out Seaside’s scoring. Donald Zwahlen shot a 95 as Seaside’s fifth score.

“It wasn’t our lowest score of the year, but it was good enough on a rainy day to get the job done,” said Seaside coach Jim Poetsch. “Sam was able to get both sides in the 30s despite not having a single birdie.

“He was getting up and down for par all day long. Aaron was just a stroke back of Sam at the turn after a birdie on the ninth hole and finished second overall. Shane has been playing with a hurt back, and it caught up with him today. But we get a week off to rest and he should be back strong next week, pun intended.”

“It was nice to get back under 80,” Hinton said. “The team is looking to be in great shape to take the league title.”

The Tillamook JV squad handed the Gulls their first loss of the season, 480-505. Seaside’s Josef Barbic was JV medalist with a 109. Other Seaside scores were Tahlor Newby (120), Berkley Posalski (128), Colby Lupfer (148) and Tanner Rich (165).


Seaside 342, Scappoose 423

The Seaside boys golf team was one step closer to another Cowapa League championship, following a match victory over Scappoose April 17 at Quail Valley, 342-423.

Scappoose and Seaside have combined to win the last 10 league titles, and the Gulls (3-0 in league) closed in on No. 11.

In the April 17 match, Seaside juniors Shane Fritter and Sam Hinton were co-medalists for the day with a pair of 82s. Sophomore Aaron Richardson shot 85 and senior Donald Zwahlen shot 93 as the Gulls had the top four scores of the day.

Trenten Meyer had a 101 as the fifth Seaside golfer. Andrew Kercher led Scappoose with a 99.

“It is nice getting a win in this matchup,” said Seaside coach Jim Poetsch. “It has been a good omen for the winner for the past 10 years. We didn’t play our best today, but throw a few mental mistakes out, and our score would have been decent for the weather we had today.

“Shane and Sam battled back and forth today before ending up tied for medalist,” he said. “Aaron was actually ahead of both of them until he hit one ball out of bounds and a second in the water on the 17th hole. Those three could all have a shot at being district champion this year.”

Elsewhere, “Donald came through with a security score out of the fifth position on a day when we needed it,” Poetsch said. “Trenten struggled to find his stroke today and Donald stepped up in his first varsity match of the year. We will get a couple days of needed rest and then complete the dual portion of league on Monday at Tillamook.”

The Seaside junior varsity team also remained undefeated, as Scappoose was unable to field a complete team. Josef Barbic was medalist with a 99 for the Gulls. Berkley Posalski shot 114, followed by Tahlor Newby (116), Samuel Wittman (163) and Riley Hebert (190).


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