NIC women prevail in playoff

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  • Courtesy photos The North Idaho College women’s golf team won the team title in southwest Oregon, topping Spokane in a three-person playoff.

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    NIC's Todd Henderson took medalist honors, firing a 6-under 65 on Monday to finish 5 strokes ahead of his nearest competitor.

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    NIC's Madi Brown was the women's medalist, shooting a two-day score of 150 to win by six strokes.

  • Courtesy photos The North Idaho College women’s golf team won the team title in southwest Oregon, topping Spokane in a three-person playoff.

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    NIC's Todd Henderson took medalist honors, firing a 6-under 65 on Monday to finish 5 strokes ahead of his nearest competitor.

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    NIC's Madi Brown was the women's medalist, shooting a two-day score of 150 to win by six strokes.

BANDON, Ore. — It took a extra hole, but North Idaho College’s women’s golf team capped off a strong Monday performance with the team title at the two-day Northwest Athletic Conference tournament hosted by Southwestern Oregon at Brandon Dunes.

The Cardinals shot a 243 team score and ended up tied with Spokane after regulation play, coach Russell Grove reported, prompting a three-person playoff with the lowest combined score winning. For NIC, Caitlyn Fisher bogeyed the hole, Madi Brown parred it, and Mikal Jerman made a 15-foot birdie putt to finish even, while Spokane’s trio was 2-over.

“Madi also played great for the tournament and shot 74-76 to win individual honors by 6 shots,” Grove added.

NIC’s Todd Henderson fired a 6-under 65 on Monday to claim medalist honors, winning by 5 shots over Southwest Oregon’s Kobie Lockwood. The hosts took the men’s team title, with a 594 total that was 8 shots better than the third-place Cardinals.

“The men had a 1-shot lead going into (Monday) but stumbled with some big numbers and ended up taking third,” Grove said. “The men’s third-place finish was good enough to clinch the regular season NWAC title.”

Both NIC golf teams conclude their 2017-18 golf season next weekend at the NWAC Championship at Apple Tree Golf Club in Yakima, Wash.

MEN

TEAM SCORES — 1. Southwest Oregon 310-284-594, 2. Bellevue 312-288-600, 3. North Idaho 305-297-602, 4. Skagit Valley 306-299-605. 5. Grays Harbor 316-291-607, 6. Spokane 315-294-609, 7. Columbia Basin 321-306-627, 8. Green River 321-310-631, 9. Olympic 334-302-636, 10. Walla Walla 322-319-641.

MEDALIST — Todd Henderson, North Idaho, 74-65-139.

NORTH IDAHO — 1. Todd Henderson 74-65-154, T22. Braxton Stewart 78-76-154, T22. Jesse Henderson 78-76-154, T30. Ben Harvey 76-81-157, T30. Brady Nelson 77-80-157, 49. Tristan Groth 86-81-167.

WOMEN

TEAM SCORES — T1. North Idaho 235-243-478 (won in playoff), T1. Spokane 243-235-478, 3. Southwest Oregon 249-241-490, 4. Skagit Valley 253-247-500, 5. Columbia Basin 266-236-502, 6. Walla Walla 269-255-524, 7. Bellevue 271-256-527, 8. Highline 302-265-565.

MEDALIST — Madi Brown, North Idaho, 74-76-150.

NORTH IDAHO — 1. Madi Brown 74-76-150, T10. McKenna Tinseth 80-86-166, T10. Aby Mabey 81-85-166, 13. Mikal Jerman 84-83-167, T15 Caitlyn Fisher 86-84-170, T32 Mackenzie Robins 95-88-183.

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