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NIC men's, women's golf teams win invitational

| September 29, 2020 1:00 AM

ROSLYN, Wash. — The North Idaho College golf teams returned to action in style, sweeping the men's and women's team and individual titles at the Suncadia Invitational.

Led by Jared Smith's first-place round of 2-under-par 70, the Cardinal men won Monday's event by 20 shots over second-place Skagit Valley.

NIC's James Swan took second individually, shooting a 1-under 71 at the Rope Rider Course in Roslyn, Wash. As a team, the Cardinals shot 289, only 1-over par.

The NIC women won the team title by 2 shots over second-place Bellevue, shooting a combined 257 at the 18-hole event.

Caitlin O’Connor won individual honors with a round of 82, while Cardinal teammate Emily Elliott took third with a round of 83.

Suncadia Invitational

Rope Rider Course, par 72, Roslyn, Wash.

MEN

Team results — 1. North Idaho College 289, 2. Skagit Valley 309, 3. Grays Harbor 322, 4. Columbia Basin 325

Medalist — Jared Smith, NIC, 70.

North Idaho College — 1. Jared Smith 70, 2. James Swan 71, 3. Bridger Holmes 74, 3. Garrett Bland 74, 6. Tanner McMillan 75, 13. Tyler Jones 81.

WOMEN

Team results — 1. North Idaho College 257, 2. Bellevue 259, 3. Skagit Valley 261, 4. Highline College 274, 5. Columbia Basin 290

Medalist — Caitlin O'Connor, NIC, 82.

North Idaho College — 1. Caitlin O'Connor 82, 3. Emily Elliott 83, 13. Megan Light 92, 13. Brinlee Stotts, 16. Kaylee Halstead 94, 23. Sydnie Robins 103.