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.