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Men's Golf Claims NWAC Crown. Women finish Second


The North Idaho Men won the 2017 NWAC Golf Championships on Monday at The Home Course in DuPont, WA.

NIC had to hold off Bellevue the entire tournament, and the Cardinals played their best down the stretch in the final 3 holes. The Cardinals squeaked by the Bulldogs by a score of 574-576. Both teams finished the NWAC regular season as the top two teams, with the Cardinals winning both titles. 

The SW Oregon Lakers, who took fifth in the regular season, finished third with a score card of 583 to Spokane's 584 followed by Skagit Valley's 587.

Bellevue's Isaac Hall was the men's medalist with a score of 136 to finish eight under par, followed closely by North Idaho's Ross Gilbert and Skagit Valley's Daniel Campbell who both turned in 6 under par scores of 138.

The title is North Idaho Men's first as a member of the the NWAC since joining the conference as a full member.   The Lady's Golf team won the title last year. The Cardinals officially joined the league during the 2014-15 season, however they were associate members of the NWAACC from 1996-2004 for men and women soccer and won titles in both sports.


On the lady's golf tournament side, the NIC Cardinals couldn't match their success as the regular season champs and finished second to the Community Colleges of Spokane. The Sasquatch ladies, who finished the regular season in third place only led NIC by two strokes after day one, 236 to 238. However on Monday, CCS turned in a great performance, scoring a team 229 to the Cardinal's 236 to win by 11 strokes.

Columbia Basin took third with a two day score of 485 while Skagit Valley placed fourth with a 496.

Spokane was led by medalist Megan Cysewski who cruised to victory by seven strokes (148) over teammate Katie Hilliard who turned in a 155.

North Idaho's leaders were Mikal Jerman and Aly Mabey who tied for third place with a score of 157.

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Contact NIC Head Golf Coach Russell Grove at 208 659-3971.