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NIC ROUNDUP: Cardinal men, women sweep at fall-opening golf tourney

| September 28, 2022 1:10 AM


BURLINGTON, Wash. — North Idaho freshman Josh McCartin tied for third place in the Skagit Valley NWAC Cardinal Classic, leading the Cardinals to a two-shot win over Bellevue in the fall opener at Avalon Golf Links.

McCartin shot a 4-over-par 148 (74-74) for NIC, which shot a 297 in the second round after trailing Bellevue by one shot (307 to 308) after the first round.

Freshman Hardy Johnson was fifth (76-73—149), freshman Caden Gambini (77-76—153) tied for eighth and sophomore Jamen Parsons (80-74—154) was 10th for NIC.

Freshman Lauryn Bulger led the NIC women with a fourth-place finish with a 85-86—171. Sophomore Navy Wood was fifth (85-87—172), freshman Sofia Lippello seventh (90-86—176) and sophomore Bella Gopwani (86-95—181) was 10th.

NIC will compete in the Battlin’ Bears Invitational next Sunday through Tuesday at Yegen Golf Course in Billings, Mont.


TEAM SCORES — 1, North Idaho College 307-297—604. 2, Bellevue 308-298—606. 3, Southwestern Oregon 300-310—610. 4, Community Colleges of Spokane 322-324—646. 5, Skagit Valley 339-321—660. 6, Grays Harbor 343-333—676. 7, Columbia Basin 351-346—697. 8, Highlne 368-341—709.

MEDALIST — Jacob Gold, Southwestern Oregon, 68-77—145.

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE — t-3, Josh McCartin, 74-74—148, 5, Hardy Johnson, 76-73—149, t-8, Caden Gambini, 77-76—153, 10, Jamen Parsons, 80-74—154, 16, Schulyer Warren, 85-77—162.


TEAM SCORES — 1, North Idaho College 256-257—513. 2, Bellevue 264-260—524. 3, Community College of Spokane 269-268—537. 4, Columbia Basin 282-278—560. 5, Centralia 342-306—648.

MEDALIST — Sarah Lawrence, Bellevue, 85-79—164.

NORTH IDAHO COLLEGE — 4, Lauryn Bulger, 85-86—171, 5, Navy Wood, 85-87—172, 7, Sofia Lippello, 90-86—176, 10, Bella Gopwani, 86-95—181, 20, Cassandra Lee, 116-98—214.


North Idaho d.

Walla Walla

COEUR d’ALENE — Sophomores Taylin Rowley and Kayla Freed had six kills each for the Cardinals in a 25-15, 25-22, 25-14 win over the Warriors in a Northwest Athletic Conference match at Christianson Gymnasium.

Abbey Neff, a sophomore from Lakeland High, had 20 assists and nine digs and sophomore Nicolette Cathey 11 digs for NIC (14-3, 5-0 NWAC), which hosts Big Bend on Friday.

Jaycie Pratt, a freshman from Timberlake High, had four kills and five digs for Walla Walla (3-11, 1-3).


Courtesy photo The North Idaho College women's golf team won the Skagit Valley NWAC league tournament Tuesday in Burlington, Wash. From left are assistant coach Russ Grove, Navy Wood, Cassandra Lee, Laila Jalil, Lauryn Bulger, Bella Gopwani, Sofia Lippiello and head coach Russell Grove.