Golf teams compete in Kentucky invitationals

Golf teams compete in Kentucky invitationals

Ryan Spitza

The Northern Michigan Men’s Golf Team began its spring season with a fifth place finish at the GLIAC Spring Invitational at the University Golf Club in Lexington, Kentucky last Monday and Tuesday. The Wildcats shot a 600 over two rounds to take a fifth place tie with Findlay.

Sophomore Martin Eliasson led the way for the Wildcats finishing in a tie for nineteenth place out of 72 players that competed. Eliasson shot a two-round total of 149 to hit five over par. Senior Dustin Dishaw was the next-best finisher for the Wildcats in twenty-seventh place followed by sophomores Owen Bayer, Logan Haight, junior Austin Elsner and freshman Chris Black.

57 miles north in Perry Park, Kentucky, the women’s team also took fifth place out of 18 teams in its second spring tournament of the season at Perry Park Country Club last Saturday and Sunday.

The Wildcats shot a three-round 949 as a team while freshman Caro Els led NMU finishing in a three -way tie for fifth place shooting a three-round 226 for ten over par. Junior Haley Hewer was next in twenty-fourth place followed by sophomore Karissa Guthrie, junior Avery Rochester and sophomores Alyce Krumm and Baylee Dunmire.

Up next for the Wildcat men is the Great Lakes Midwest Regional IV held April 9-10 in Noblesville, Indiana. At last year’s event, the Wildcats took seventh place out of 30 teams competing shooting a two-round total of 611.

The women are right back at it this weekend when the team travels to Blacklick, Ohio for the NC4K College Classic April 2-3. As a first-year program the Wildcats took seventeenth place out of 19 teams at this event last year shooting a two-round total of 723.