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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 men's 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 Men's 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...

NIU junior Tommy Dunsire rips driver Oct. 9, during an intra-squad competition at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.

Men’s golf opens season with 20 stroke victory

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

DeKALB — After a winter storm pushed the men’s golf team’s season opener by one week, the Huskies returned to the fairways to compete against the Missouri State University Bears in a dual-meet in Springfield, Missouri. While the weather in Springfield...

Hole on golf course at Rich Harvest Farms, 2330 Granart Road in Sugar Grove with yellow flag.

Winter weather cancels first men’s golf meet

Wes Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief February 17, 2021

DeKALB — The men’s golf team was set to open up the 2021 competitive season Feb. 20 against 37th-ranked Arkansas State University in a dual-meet format in Jonesboro, Arkansas, but due to severe weather across the southern portion of the U.S., the...

Men's golf's Russell Matos wins in playoff

Men’s golf has eyes set on MAC Championship

Wes Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2021

DeKALB — Winter has set in northern Illinois. The ground is covered by a layer of snow, turf frozen to the feel of concrete. The home of NIU Huskie golf, Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, looks more like a desolate wasteland than a Golf Digest top-100...

Hole on golf course at Rich Harvest Farms, 2330 Granart Road in Sugar Grove with yellow flag.

Men’s golf’s spring schedule is set, season tees-off March 8

Wes Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2021

DeKALB — While snow covers the fairways at Rich Harvest Farms, home of NIU Men’s Golf, in Sugar Grove, things seem to be heating up leading into the Huskies spring golf season.  Men’s golf released it’s 2021 spring schedule Wednesday. The...

High school senior Ben Sluzas putting Sept. 14, during senior night at Big Run Golf Club.

Ben Sluzas commits to NIU’s golf team

Wes Sanderson, Editor-in-Chief November 12, 2020

DeKALB — Calling oneself a college athlete is a dream come true. Having the opportunity to play on the biggest amatuer stages, creates for moments that will last a lifetime. While those journeys take years in the making to become reality, National Signing...

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