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NIC GOLF: Cardinal men, women win at Olympic tourney

| April 16, 2024 1:20 AM

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — The North Idaho College men’s and women’s golf teams were each victorious at the Olympic Invitational Northwest Athletic Conference tournament which concluded Monday at McCormick Woods Golf Club.

NIC’s men won by 13 shots over Community Colleges of Spokane. Jarett Giles of NIC finished runner-up, falling on the second hole of a playoff after shooting a 77-73—150, 4 over par. Josh McCartain and Dyson Lish of NIC tied for third at 151.

Cole Jaworski of Community Colleges of Spokane, a sophomore from Coeur d’Alene High, finished tied for sixth with a 77-75—152

NIC’s women won by 33 shots over Centralia.

Sofia Lippiello and Laila Jalil of NIC tied for third, each shooting 86-84—170, nine strokes behind the winner. Ava Young of NIC was fifth at 172, and Rien Solodan tied for 10th at 182.

Next up for NIC is an NWAC tournament hosted by Grays Harbor in DuPont, Wash.


MEN

TEAM SCORES — 1, North Idaho 312-295—607. 2, CC Spokane 314-306— 620. 3, Southwestern Oregon 325-308—633. 4, Columbia Basin 309-327—636. 5, Grays Harbor 326-317—643. 6, Skagit Valley 330-314—644. 7, Olympic 338-345—683. 8, Highline 364-333—697. 9, Bellevue 352-363—715. 10, South Puget Sound 405-363—768.

MEDALIST — 1, David Sibbett, Highling, 78-72—150 (won on second hole of playoff).

NORTH IDAHO — 2, Jarett Giles 77-73—150. T3, Josh McCartain 78-73—151. T3, Dyson Lish 77-74—151. T11, Space Matson 81-75—156. 15, Quin Abbott 80-77—157. T19, Ferdinand Le Grange 86-75—161.


WOMEN

TEAM SCORES — 1, North Idaho 258-254—512. 2, Centralia 272-273—545. 3, Bellevue 271-276—547. 4, Skagit Valley 270-280—550. 5, Olympic 282-288—570. 6, CC Spokane 288-298—586. 7, Southwestern Oregon 309-295—604. Columbia Basin, South Puget Sound incomplete teams.

MEDALIST — Jayda Thomas, Centralia, 82-79—161.

NORTH IDAHO — T3, Sofia Lippiello 86-84—170. T3, Laila Jalil 86-84—170. 5, Ava Young 86-86—172. T10, Rien Solodan 91-91—182. T14, Megan Quinton 86-100—186. Lauren Bulger DQ-87.

    Courtesy photo The North Idaho College women's golf team won the Olympic Invitational on Monday at Port Orchard, Wash. From left are head coach Russell Grove, volunteer coach Russ Grove, Rien Solodan, Megan Quinton, Ava Young, Lauryn Bulger, Laila Jalil, Sofia Lippiello and assistant coach Brittany Pounds.