Men’s golf to play at North Shore course

By Tom Burton

DeKALB | Men’s golf will continue its season this weekend as they make a short commute Sunday and Monday to the North Shore Country Club, 1340 Glenview Road, Glenview, for the Windon Memorial Classic.

As one of the rotation courses for the Western Amateur Championship, North Shore Country Club sets up a difficult test for players at any level.

“It’s a great Chicagoland golf course that will provide a great challenge to the players,” Head Coach Tom Porten said.

North Shore Country Club was founded in 1900 and was designed by English architect Charles Allison. The course is known for its difficult, sloped greens, which has made ball placement a primary focus for the Huskies in preparation for this event.

An important point of emphasis during practice was to focus on ball positioning on the green, trying to set up uphill putts instead of difficult downhill putts.

“The greens are very well protected by bunkers,” Porten said. “You have to be very exact with your second shot and have good distance control.”

The field includes Mid-American Conference opponent Eastern Michigan University and several Big-10 schools: Indiana University, University of Iowa, University of Michigan, Purdue University, University of Rutgers and the host of the tournament Northwestern University.

“It is a solid field with a good blend of regional and national competition,” Porten said.

The team is looking to bounce back from their last tournament at Wolf Run Golf Club, 601 S. County Road #900, Zionsville, Indiana, where the team finished 13th out of 14 competing schools.

“[The course] had very demanding setup and difficult hole locations,” Porten said. “We have to get much more consistent off the tee and around the greens.”

The Huskies’ roster for Sunday and Monday will consist of senior Charlie Cameron, sophomore Salvador Rocha, senior Raphael Denais, sophomore Paul Schlimm and senior Perrick Fillon.

Senior Joo-Young Lee will look to return to action soon, as he remains under the NCAA’s concussion protocol.