Golfers place 27th of 29

Dustin Anand

The men’s golf team heads to Noblesville, Ind. for the NCAA Regional III-Purgatory.

Senior Jared Reid said he is looking to getting back on the golf course to compete.

“My main focus is helping our team post a low score so we improve our regional ranking,” Reid said. “We really enjoy our new coach and have all been working…to improve our game.”

The team recently completed a road trip to Batavia, Ohio for the NCAA Regional II at Elks Run Gold Club. The ’Cats placed 27th out of 29 in the event.

Reid led the team, carding a 77 in his first round and a score of 79 in the second. He placed 75th. Finishing second for the ’Cats was newcomer, freshman Dustin Dishaw, in 87th (80-78).

Sophomore Austin LeGault said the team is looking to improve consistency.

“Our weakness is our short game and putting,” LeGault said. “Purgatory is a fun, different course so the teams we will be going against will be tough.”

After Purgatory, the men’s team will advance to the GLIAC South-Winding Hollow tournament Saturday, April 19 and Sunday, April 20 in Columbus, Ohio.

Reid said he looks to end the year strong.

“My last four years at [NMU] have been great,” Reid said. “I’ve played with some of the best golfers in our region. Being able to compete while representing our school has been very special. It’s an experience I’ll never forget.”