Men’s golf team garners two top-10 finishes in Ohio invites

NW Staff and NW Staff

The NMU men’s golf team competed at the Ashland and Findlay Invitationals over the past weekend. At Ashland the Wildcats shot a 688 (348-340) for the two rounds, which was good for ninth place out of nine squads. Ferris State took team honors with a 596 (300-296).

At the Findlay event the ‘Cats shot a 676 (329-347) which gave the team a 10th place showing out of 10 teams. Grand Valley State captured team honors with a 616 (305-311).

Neil Passinault led the ‘Cats at Ashland with a tie for 29th. He shot a 157 (77-80) for the two rounds. Robert Desimone shot a 171 (87-84), which placed him 59th. Luke Thode shot a 174 (91-83) which was good for 60th, while Curt Heribakka had a card of 186 (93-93) which gave him a 65th place showing.

Thode led the charge at the Findlay Country Club with a 163 (79-84) as he tied for 35th. Desimone tied for 43rd with a 164 (80-84). The next two ‘Cats were Passinault in 49th with a 166 (80-86) and Heribakka in 65th with a 183 (90-93).

The team will conclude the 2006-07 schedule this weekend at the NCAA II Regional III in Edinburgh, Ind.

– NMU sports information