By RICK PETERSON
Seaman junior Gavin Wilhelm shot a one-over-par 73 to finish second in Wednesday's Seaman Invitational at Village Greens Golf Course, leading the host Vikings to a third-place team finish in the 11-school event.
Wilhelm finished four strokes behind Blue Valley junior Eoin McLaughlin, who shot a three-under 69 to lead the way as the Tigers won the team championship by a 303-317 margin over Blue Valley Northwest.
Seaman finished third with a four-man score of 326, while Shawnee Heights finished fourth as a team, just a stroke behind the Vikings.
Shawnee Heights sophomore Alex Valdivia tied for fifth place with a 76 while T-Bird sophomore Aiden Jones finished seventh with a 77.
Seaman junior Tim Biggs tied for ninth individually with a 79 while while Washburn Rural junior Maddox Hight narrowly missed a top-10 finish, taking 12th with an 80. The Junior Blues used a split squad in Wednesday's tournament, finishing sixth as a team.
SEAMAN INVITATIONAL GOLF
Blue Valley 303, Blue Valley Northwest 317, Seaman 326, Shawnee Heights 327, Free State 330, Washburn Rural 331, Manhattan 333, Kansas City-Rockhurst, Mo. 339, Emporia 343, Lawrence 373, Leavenworth 435, Shawnee Mission North 445.
1. Eoin McLaughlin, Blue Valley, 69; 2. Gavin Wilhelm, Seaman, 73; 3. Ben Bessette, Blue Valley Northwest, 74; 4. Jack Randall, Lawrence, 75; 5. (tie) Joe LaBelle, Blue Valley, and Alex Valdivia, Shawnee Heights, 76; 7. Aiden Jones, Shawnee Heights, 77; 8. Dominic Matteoni, Blue Valley Northwest, 78; 9. (tie) James Euston, Blue Valley, Clayton Way, Blue Valley, Tim Biggs, Seaman, 79.
Other Seaman -- Jake Moss 86, Reid Cowan 88, Josiah Farrant 93, Zach Weir 94.Taylor Tenpenny 95.
Other Shawnee Heights -- Tyler Peterson 85, Ethan Rottinghaus 89, Kyler Ortiz 90, Tanner Zerger 95.
Washburn Rural -- Maddox Hight 80, Gabe Kastner 82, Hayden Glynn 84, Nibi Kulkarni 85, Landon Bradstreet 89, Luke Rothfuss 95.