The Bellevue College women’s golf team has established itself as one of the top programs in the region. The Bulldogs finished second in the 2016 NWAC Golf Championships, two shots behind winner North Idaho College, which staged a second-day comeback to wrest the title from defending champion BC in a two-team race. Bellevue, which led by seven strokes after the first day, finished 28 strokes ahead of the third-place finisher.
Bellevue sophomore Kendra Meeker won the individual title, birdieing the final hole of regulation and then defeating North Idaho’s Nicole Miller on the first playoff hole.
Freshman Sadie Tallman finished fifth and sophomore Meg McMullen was ninth.
During the regular season, the Bulldogs finished atop the NWAC standings with 43 points, three ahead of North Idaho. BC won three of the four NWAC league matches and finished second in the other match.
Meeker, Tallman and McMullen all were named 2016 NWAC Golf All-League first team. Bellevue’s Bryan Stevens was named 2016 NWAC Women’s Coach of the Year, which he also won in 2015.
Bellevue won the 2015 NWAC team title in dominating fashion with a 29-stroke victory for the program’s third title in four years. Meeker tied for fifth and McMullen finished seventh, with both earning first-team All-League honors.
The Bulldogs also won the title in 2012 and 2013 under coach Kirk Johanson.
Last Updated June 16, 2016