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Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

Freshman Ben Sluzas lines up a putt at the Saint Marys Invitational in Pebble Beach, California on Nov. 8.

Huskies struggles at Poppy Hills

Skyler Kisellus, Assistant Sports Editor November 11, 2021

DeKALB — Men’s golf closed out its fall competitive schedule with a 17th place finish at the Saint Mary’s Invitational Wednesday in Pebble Beach, California. NIU recorded a score of 26-over par at the event after sinking 11 spots on the leaderboard...

Senior Reece Nilsen practices at Rich Harvest Farms on Aug. 28. Nilsen gained his second top 10 finish of the year with a win at the Xavier Invitational.

NIU, Nilsen wins Xavier tournament

Skyler Kisellus, Assistant Sports Editor October 20, 2021

DeKALB — The men’s golf team finished in a tie for first place with Morehead State University at the Xavier Invitational in Cincinnati, Ohio while senior Reece Nilsen was crowned as the tournament champion as an individual competitor. Nilsen concluded...

Freshman Ben Sluzas hits an approach shot into the par-5 2nd hole at Rich Harvest Farms during the second-round of the Rich Harvest Intercollegiate on Oct. 2. Sluzas finished T-31 at the Boilermaker Invitational.

NIU men’s golf struggles at Purdue

Skyler Kisellus, Assistant Sports Editor October 13, 2021

DeKALB — Men’s golf finished in 11th place Tuesday at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Indiana. The Huskies completed the tournament with a score 29-over par, 893, on the 54-hole course. Their par count of 29-over put them 16 strokes...

Senior Tommy Dunrise practices at Rich Harvest Farms on Aug. 28. Dunrise finished the first round tied with freshman teammate Ben Sluzas for first after shooting 67.

NIU places fourth at Rich Harvest

Skyler Kisellus, Assistant Sports Editor October 4, 2021

DeKALB — The NIU men’s golf team earned a fourth place finish, scoring four-under par as they hosted the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate in Sugar Grove. NIU jumped ahead early on Saturday. Senior Tommy Dunsire and freshman Ben Sluzas led the...

Senior Reece Nilsen hits a tee-shot during a tournament qualifying round at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove. Nilsen claimed solo second, Monday at the Badger Invitational in Verona, Wis.

Nilsen earns runner-up finish in Wisconsin

Skyler Kisellus, Assistant Sports Editor September 29, 2021

DeKALB — The men’s golf program was led by a strong performance from senior Reece Nilsen, who finished in solo second individually at the Badger Invitational in Verona, Wis. In their second outing of the season, the Huskies finished at four-over...

Senior Reece Nilsen hits an approach shot from the rough, Aug. 28 at Rich Harvest Farms during a fall qualifier. Nilsen returns with high hopes of contributing to the mens program.

Men’s golf looks to elevate competition in 2021-2022

Wes Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief August 30, 2021

DeKALB— After a shortened 2020-2021 season due to COVID-19, the men’s golf team has one thing on its mind: elevating the program in competitive golf ranks.  “Last season, it was a sense of belief. Belief that we could compete and belief that...

Former Huskies Jordan Less, has advanced to the first stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q-School after finishing his college golf career in May.

Former Huskie one step closer to the PGA Korn Ferry Tour

Wes Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2021

DeKALB— Four months ago, former NIU men’s golf captain Jordan Less was reflecting on a putt that cost him the MAC individual golf championship. Today he’s preparing for the first stage of Korn Ferry Tour qualifying.  Less posted a 9-under, T-12...

NIU Mens Head Coach John Carlson (left) seen here talking to junior Tommy Dunsire (right) discuss an approach shot during the first round of the 2021 Lamkin Grip San Diego Classic at San Diego Country Club.

Carlson receives four-year contract extension

Wes Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief July 1, 2021

DeKALB — Head Men’s Golf Coach John Carlson will be staying on through 2025 as the head of the program after two years at the helm of the program, according to an NIU Athletics news release. Carlson took over as the head of men’s golf in August...

NIU graduate student Jordan Less hits driver on the second hole Mar. 8 at San Diego Country Club during the first round of the Lamkin San Diego Classic. Since graduation in May, Less has competed in US Open qualifiying and is not entering the first stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q-School

Jordan Less finishes fourth at Aggie Invitational

Wes Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief April 11, 2021

DeKALB — Graduate student Jordan Less took home solo-fourth at the Aggie Invitational at Traditions Golf Club in Bryan, Texas on Sunday. Less finished the 54-hole tournament with a one-under, 215. He was one shot back of Baylor University’s Luke Dossey,...

NIU graduate student Jordan Less hits driver on the second hole Mar. 8 at San Diego Country Club during the first round of the Lamkin San Diego Classic. Since graduation in May, Less has competed in US Open qualifiying and is not entering the first stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q-School

Slow start at Twin Oaks proves to much to overcome

Wes Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief March 24, 2021

DeKALB — Men’s golf finished 12 out of 18 Tuesday at the Twin Oaks Intercollegiate in Springfield, Missouri. The Huskies’ finished the 54-hole event with a +27, 879, 21 strokes behind Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, who took home the...

NIU graduate student Jordan Less hits driver on the second hole Mar. 8 at San Diego Country Club during the first round of the Lamkin San Diego Classic. Since graduation in May, Less has competed in US Open qualifiying and is not entering the first stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q-School

Men’s golf finishes San Diego Classic strong

Wes Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief March 11, 2021

SAN DIEGO — The men’s golf team completed the final round of the Lamkin Grip San Diego Classic Wednesday on a high note, recording a final round score of six-over par as a team, and giving the team 18th place in the tournament. Wednesday saw sophomore...

NIU junior Tommy Dunsire reacts to a putt lip-out Mar. 8 during the first round of the San Diego Classic at San Diego Country Club

Men’s golf struggles in opening round of San Diego Classic

March 8, 2021

SAN DIEGO — The Men’s golf team opened up the first round of the Lamkin Grips San Diego Classic Monday with a team score of 21-over-par, 26 shots behind the first round leader the University of San Diego. Conditions were tough at San Diego Country...

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