BC WOMEN WIN AT SUNCADIA; CLINCH NWAACC REGULAR SEASON TITLE

Date posted: May 1, 2013

The Bellevue College women’s golf team traveled to Rosyln, WA for the final NWAACC league match of the season played on the Prospector Course at Suncadia Resort.

Day one was made difficult by cold temperatures and heavy winds. Freshman standout Suchada Anusuriya managed her way beautifully through the tough conditions shooting a 77 for the first round lead. Also playing well was sophomore Jamie Kirsila who carded an 86. “Jamie played well today; hit the ball great. She could have scored much lower except for a couple of mistakes on the most difficult holes,” said Coach Kirk Johanson. After the first day the BC team was in first place by 13 strokes. Day two greeted the teams with very cold temperatures and light snow, which very soon turned into heavy snow. The “snow delay” eventually cancelled the second round making it a one-day tournament. The win by the BC women secured their second straight NWAACC regular season title. Anusuriya took medalist honors with her 77, winning by four shots. “The girls played well, I like how they bounced back from a disappointing finish at our last tournament. They were very focused in the first round. This win gives us confidence going into the final three events of the year, especially the NWAACC Championship in Walla Walla,” noted Johanson. The next tournament for Bellevue will be the Cardinal Classic at Avalon Golf Club in Burlington, WA this weekend.

BC MEN’S GOLF TAKE FOURTH AT SUNCADIA

The Bellevue College men’s golf team also traveled to the Suncadia Golf Resort for the final NWAACC league match of the season. Playing the Prospector course, the men battled cold temperatures and heavy winds on day one. Sophomore standout Colten Kleis carded a solid 74. “Colten played well; he didn’t have his best ball-striking round but putted great to keep his round from getting away from him,” noted Johanson. Day two greeted the players with a sow delay which ultimately cancelled the second round. The team finished the one-day event in a tie for fourth place. Kleis placed fifth individually. The next tournament for the team is the Cardinal Classic being held at Avalon Golf Club this Sunday and Monday May 5-6