Golfers swing into spring, grip it and rip it


Alex Skinner

The Northern Michigan University Golf teams competed in tournaments over the weekend.

The women’s golf team was in Blacklick, Ohio to compete in the NC4K College Classic. Senior Avery Rochester and junior Karissa Guthrie were named to the NC4K College Classic All-Tournament Team.

As a team, Northern Michigan shot a school record 297 on their way to a second-place finish at the two day, 36-hole tournament.

Rochester finished second overall, shooting a 73 on the first day.

Rochester would follow with a 71 the following day, one under par.

Guthrie placed third after shooting a 78 on day one and also shooting a 71 the second day.

Senior Haley Hewer finished seventh overall after shooting a tournament 149.

Sophomore Caro Els tied for 20th with a final score of 158. Junior Alyce Krumm shot a 95 day one and an 88 day two.

The men’s golf team competed in the three-day Greyhound Invitational. The Wildcats finished in 18th place.

Junior Martin Eliasson finished 26th and shot a 73 in both the first and second rounds. He would shoot a 75 the final day to finish with a score of 221.

Sophomore Kurtis Fontinha posted scores of 79, 73 and 79 to finish with a day three total of 231 strokes.

Junior Logan Haight finished with 240 strokes, shooting a 79 on day one, 73 on day two and 79 on the last day.

Sophomore Kyle Pouliot finished with a score of 243 with scores of 82 on the first two days and 79 on day three.

The men’s squad returns to action on Saturday, April 14 for the two-day Ferris State Invitational.

The women will enjoy a week-long break before returning for the GLIAC Championships at the Virtues Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio.