NIC golfers earn top honors

North Idaho College men’s golf team member Angus Montgomery, from Middlesbrough, England, has been awarded the Phil Mickleson Award, which was presented by the Phil and Amy Mickelson Foundation to the most outstanding freshman in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Men's Golf.

This season Montgomery won three individual tournament championships and finished in second place three different times. He owns the NIC school record for lowest round with a score of 64, which he set in his first collegiate event. Montgomery ended the regular season as the fifth ranked player in the NJCAA with a 71.7 scoring average, helping the Cardinals earn the No. 7 team ranking in the final NJCAA national poll.

“This is well deserved recognition for Angus, and quite an honor for our program," said NIC head coach Derrick Thompson. “I couldn't be prouder of this team. These guys really worked hard and it shows. They played good golf all year and it’s great to see it pay off.”

In addition to earning the prestigious Mickleson Award, Montgomery was also named to the NJCAA All-American first team and the All-District team. Three other NIC golfers were also named to the NJCAA Division I All-District team, including Chris Cremer, from Sheridan Wyo., Tanner Martin, from Richland, Wash., and Michael Porter, from Coeur d’Alene. The Cardinals men’s golf team earned a berth to the NJCAA national tournament for the fifth consecutive season, which opened Tuesday at the Spirit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa.

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Derrick Thompson, NIC head golf coach, at (208) 772-5963 or

Posted: Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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