NIC GOLF: Holmes wins, paces NIC men to Lilac title

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Courtesy photo The North Idaho College men's golf team won the Lilac Invitational on Tuesday at MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake. From left are assistant coach Russ Grove, Ondrej Nemec, Griffin McCauley, Lincoln Hirrlinger, Bridger Holmes, Dawson Strobel and head coach Russell Grove.

LIBERTY LAKE — Freshman Bridger Holmes of North Idaho College birdied six of his last eight holes to get into a playoff, then won on the first playoff hole to claim men’s medalist honors at the Lilac Invitational on Tuesday at MeadowWood Golf Course.

Holmes shot 71-67—138.

NIC won the men’s team title, edging its ‘B’ team by eight strokes 574-582 for the tournament title that feature schools from the NAIA and Division III.

“It was a big win for our men’s team, and great showing by our ‘second’ team,” NIC coach Russell Grove said. “The fact that our ‘B’ team was able to beat the local four-year schools speaks volumes to the depth of our team.”

Rocky Mountain won the women’s title with a 300-304—604. NIC was fourth with a 344-338—682.

NIC plays at the Grays Harbor Northwest Athletic Conference match Oct. 20-21 at Olympia Country Club.

MEN

TEAM SCORES — 1, North Idaho 285-289—574. 2, North Idaho College ‘B’ 289-293—582. 3, Whitworth 290-294—584. 4, Rocky Mountain 297-290—587. 5, Lewis-Clark State 298-299—597. 6, Whitworth ‘B’ 306-292—598. 7, Community Colleges of Spokane 305-312—617. 8, Columbia Basin 317-305—622. 9, Rocky Mountain ‘B’ 313-314—627. 10, Olympic 329-324—653.

MEDALIST — Bridger Holmes 71-67—138.

NORTH IDAHO — T1, Bridger Holmes 71-67—138. 7, Lincoln Hirrlinger 73-72—145. T8, Dawson Strobel 70-76—146. T15, Ondrej Nemec 71-76—147, T19, Griffin McCauley 74-74—148.

NORTH IDAHO ‘B’ — 3, Tyler Jones 69-73—142. T5, Jared Smith 70-74—144. T8, Austin Mitchell 75-71—146. T23, Nick Feighner 75-75—150. T29, Tyler Vassar 75-77—152. T50, Darin Whiteman 80-84—164.

WOMEN

TEAM SCORES — 1, Rocky Mountain 300-304—604. 2, Lewis-Clark State 299-306—605. 3, Lewis-Clark State ‘B’ 312-310—622. 4, North Idaho College 344-338—682. 5, Community Colleges of Spokane 349-340—689. 6, Columbia Basin 378-371—749. 7, North Idaho College ‘B’ 378-386—764.

NORTH IDAHO — 16, Jessey Simons 83-81—164. 20, Brynley Thompson 85-84—169. 21, Emily Elliott 87-85—172. T24, Megan Light 89-90—179. T24, Caitlin O’Connor 91-88—179.

NORTH IDAHO ‘B’ — T14, Zoyee Thomas 79-84—163. 28, Madeline Neff 91-95—186. 34, Kaylee Halstead 96-106—202. 37, Camden Lenox 112-101—213.

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