Bellevue’s Isaac Hall Wins NWAC Individual Championship: Bulldogs Take Second

Isaac Hall won the individual championship shooting 8-under par. photo by Rich Dworkis.

Bellevue College sophomore Isaac Hall captured the individual title at the NWAC Golf Championships held at the Home Course in DuPont, Wash. on Sunday, May 21 and Monday, May 22. Hall was consistent on both days finishing at 8-under par after firing back-to-back rounds of 68 for a two-day total of 136, edging the runner-ups by two strokes.

Although Hall won the individual title, the Bellevue College team missed out by just two strokes, bowing to North Idaho College 574-576. The Bulldogs, whose freshmen struggled on day two in some of their earlier matches this year, improved dramatically and played to their potential when it mattered the most this week at the championships as the squad was the low team on day two shooting even par as a team.

Although they were the lone team to not shoot over par on the second day, they could not make up enough strokes from their three-shot deficit after day one. A pair of freshmen, Evan Galando and Curtis Koltermann, fired 73s, good for one over par on day two. Galando came back this spring in impressive manner after recovering from a broken collar bone injury during the off-season.

Bellevue had four golfers finish in the top 10. Hall, who is headed to Concordia (Portland, Ore.) next fall to continue his golfing career, led the way. Dexter Simonds finished ninth with a two-day total of 72-74. Koltermann and Galando finished tied for tenth with a two-day total of 147. Kevin Simmons, another freshman finished tied for 25th with a pair of 75’s while Will Mansfield finished tied for 29th with a 152.

With several freshmen making their mark this year, and an impressive recruiting class already signed, Bellevue College golf looks to be near the top again in 2017-18.

 

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Last Updated May 24, 2017