SURFSIDE — Blake Kukula shot a two over par 38 and Tenyson Ramsey shot a career-best 48 at Surfside on April 20, leading Ilwaco’s boys golf team to a victory over Wahkiakum, 201-225.
Kukula struggled early. He overshot the green with his fairway shot on hole one, leading to a bogey. On hole two he got near the green with his first shot but badly overshot it and went out of bounds. However, he averted disaster and salvaged another bogey. Kukula bogeyed again on hole three.
The rest of the way, Kukula shot one under par. On hole six he bounced his third shot up a steep hill and landed it softly near the hole, setting up a par. He followed with a birdie on hole seven.
Ramsey putted very well throughout the afternoon. On the par three hole eight, he hit his tee shot past the hole but it rolled downhill and got within a few feet of the hole. He just missed his putt for a birdie, settling for a par. Ramsey also parred holes two and nine.
Ethan Bannister shot a 51. Eighth grader Jack Marshman shot a 64 and had his score count toward Ilwaco’s total for the first time. Brice Good led the way for Wahkiakum with a 48, and Zach Johnston shot a 49.
Ilwaco’s girls faced only one competitor, Sarah Sri, who shot a 48. Aslyn Fisher led Ilwaco’s girls with a 53, Grace Bruncke shot a 58 and Allison Bonney a 61.
Ilwaco’s Aslyn Fisher won the Astoria Invitational for the second year in a row, shooting a 94 to beat Scappoose’s Morgan Hall by one stroke on April 21. Fisher shot nine strokes better than she did last year.
“She drove the ball very consistently all day and had a great short game,” said Ilwaco coach Bob Enos. Enos said she chipped in from the fringe of the green for a par on hole two, and chipped in from 35 yards for a birdie on hole nine. Fisher shot a 45 on the front nine.
Scappoose won the tournament with a score of 420. Ilwaco placed third out of six teams with a score of 483, just two behind second-place Seaside.
Grace Bruncke shot a 116 to finish in tenth place. Sophomore Madeline Jacobson shot a 123, including a 56 on the back nine, the best nine-hole performance of her career. Madison Chabot shot a 150 in the first 18-hole tournament of her career.