In his last fine turning before districts, Nick Glesener went above and beyond his career best.
Glesener shot a personal-record 80 and wound up in third place overall to lead The Dalles Wahtonka to a 360 and fourth place in the team standings at Monday’s Seaside Invitational golf tournament.
“Overall, I was a very happy camper with my kids yesterday,” said TDW coach Kent Smith. “The 360 is the best these guys have put up by nine strokes. The kids are starting to get it together. I think it was a great way for us to finish up before district tournament.”
Glesener actually had a shot for second place along with Scappoose’s Alex Lukinbeal with their 80 marks, but Lukinbeal came out on top in a playoff round.
On the front nine, Glesener carded a 38 and he ended his day with a 42 for his score.
Dakota Green had a 46-44 for his 90, a tie for his career-best and Coby Conlee added his name to the personal-record crew and turned in a 50-45 and a 95.
Since his final finish of 137 at Tetherow, a few weeks back on April 22, senior Dylan Fitzgerald has been a roll.
He dropped his marker down to 103 at Meadow Lakes Golf Course on April 25 and he tacked on a 48-47 with his 95, an outcome that moved to the top-4 and part of TDW’s team score.
Bailey Ortega rounded out the Tribe’s effort with a 52-48 and a 100.
“Nick’s 80 was by far the best that he has done. He kept things going pretty good all through the round,” Smith said.
“It was a great experience let me tell you. It was neat to see the kids working as a team. Even though Bailey shot his 100, they were rooting for the other kids as they came in, hoping that Dylan would do well and his score would count.”
Banks player Reilly Philippi reeled off a 78 to score medalist recognition, and after Lukinbeal and Glesener,
Banks’ Ross Philippi placed fourth at 85 and Tillamook’s Tyler Udenby motored in for an 86, which put him in fifth place.
Scappoose won the team title with a 350, a score that was five strokes better than Seaside (355) and Banks had a 358 for third place.
TDW (360), Astoria (372), Taft (387), Newport (391), Molalla (397) and Tillamook (401) rounded out the standings.
Columbia River Conference golf action kicks off at 10 a.m. Monday for the first of two days at Big River Golf Course in Umatilla.