Bellevue College men’s golf made it a perfect sweep winning all three of their fall tourneys in the NWAC fall golf season yesterday with an impressive 3-over par score of 291 to win the Olympic Invitational held on the challenging Gold Mountain Olympic course championship layout. The score was equally impressive due to weather elements, with temperatures dropping into the mid-40’s and a wind chill bringing it into the 30’s.
Freshman phenom Austin Duffy was medalist with a 1-under 71. Teammate Dallon Bennett fired a 1-over 73 while Tyler Spalti and Jaeger Christian both finished with 74’s to close out Bellevue’s top four that accounted for Bellevue’s team win; 11 shots better than runner-up Skagit Valley. Bennett, after making the turn at 1-under, appeared to be on a downslide going 2-over for his first 4 holes on the back nine before settling and going 1-under on the final 6 holes. Spalti also showed mental composure after bouncing back from a triple bogey 8 on the par 5 11th. He went 1-under as well through his final 7 holes.
Duffy, who was medalist in two of his three events this fall, shot under par in all three and has been one of the many consistent players for a Bulldog squad featuring a mix of veteran and new talent.
Bellevue now shuts down for the fall with eager anticipation for the upcoming league play this spring and a showdown with North Idaho, who also turned heads this fall with a 20-stroke win in their only fall event of the year at Suncadia, which Bellevue did not participate in.
Last Updated October 24, 2020