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Bellingham golfer ties for fifth at Northwest Open Invitational

Nick Nolan of Bellingham High School watches a shot during the first day of Class 2A Northwest District Boys' Golf Championship, Monday, May 16, at the Skagit Valley Golf and Country Club. Nolan finished tied for fifth at the Northwest Open Invitational Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Walla Walla.
Nick Nolan of Bellingham High School watches a shot during the first day of Class 2A Northwest District Boys' Golf Championship, Monday, May 16, at the Skagit Valley Golf and Country Club. Nolan finished tied for fifth at the Northwest Open Invitational Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Walla Walla. pdwyer@bhamherald.com

Gonzaga-bound Bellingham High graduate Nick Nolan finished tied for fifth after shooting 8-under par over three days at the Northwest Open Invitational Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 15-17, at the Wine Valley Golf Course in Walla Walla.

Nolan, who was playing out of Lake Padden Golf Course, shot rounds of 67, 72 and 69 for a three-day total of 208, nine strokes behind tournament champion Brian Thornton. Nolan was the third-highest amateur finisher.

Bellingham Golf and Country Club’s Luke Bennett finished tied for 16th after shooting 2-under 214 (69-72-73), while Semiahmoo Golf and County Club’s Jeff Coston tied for 29th at even par (75-70-71) and Western Washington University golfer Willy Scholten tied for 35th by shooting 218 (73-69-76). Semiahmoo’s Brett Eaton shot a 228 and Bellingham’s Cody Roth shot a 231.

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