Scappoose trails after nine but finishes well for a best ball win

by: SUBMITTED PHOTO - Golfers on the Scappoose High team that won the Fish Invite at Astoria included: (from left) Tyler Lukinbeal, Johnathon Tardif, Taylor Thomas, Alex Lukinbeal, Nick Nguyen, and Justin Olbrich.  
It was a windy, wet and cool day at the Astoria Country Club, but the Scappoose High golf team dug deep to come away with a win at the Fish Invite.

The tournament was a two-man best ball using the Stableford scoring system, in which points are based on performance—one point for a bogey, two for a par, three for a birdie, and four for an eagle.

After the front nine, Seaside had accumulated 29 points—17 for their No. 1 team and 12 for their No. 2 team. Scappoose’s teams of Alex Lukinbeal and Nick Nguyen, Tyler Lukinbeal and John Tardif each had scored 12 points.

Scappoose, led by Alex Lukinbeal and Nguyen, came charging back. The duo scored 34 points over 18, including an eagle putt on the 15th hole by Nguyen who had driven the green. They scored a 22 on the back nine. Tyler Lukinbeal and Tardif wound up with 22 points, giving Scappoose a team scored of 56. The two best twosomes of three count for the team totals. Seaside finished with 51. Justin Olbrich and Taylor Thomas had a 21 overall.

The Indians were at Seaside on Tuesday for a match, and then are off until April 29 when they head back to Seaside.

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