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 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.
Assistant coach Keith Mickle has been named interim head coach for both the men’s and women’s golf teams at Bellevue College for the 2016-17 season, taking over for Bryan Stevens. Mickle, an assistant at BC since the fall of 2015, is the former coach at Forest Ridge School in Bellevue. He was voted Coach of the Year three times in his nine years at the helm before moving to the college level.
Last Updated November 14, 2016