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Junior Felix Krammer lines up a shot at the Badger Invitational in October of 2023. Krammer, along with junior Ben Sluzas, was voted to the All-MAC Second Team for the 2023-24 season. (Northern Star File Photo)

Sluzas, Krammer earn All-MAC Second Team honors

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | May 3, 2024

After all nine coaches voted, the Mid-American Conference announced the All-MAC first and second team selections Friday. Two Huskies were awarded, with juniors Felix Krammer and Ben Sluzas each earning second team honors.   This is Sluzas’ second...

Junior Felix Krammer watches his shot at the Badger Invitational in October of 2023. NIU mens golf finished tied for seventh out of 18 teams at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate on Sunday. (Northern Star File Photo)

Men’s golf ties for 7th at Robert Kepler Intercollegiate

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | April 22, 2024

NIU men’s golf wrapped up the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate Sunday, finishing tied for seventh place out of 18 teams.  The Huskies kicked off the tournament with a score of 296 in the first round and improved in each of the next rounds. NIU shot...

Then-sophomore Ben Sluzas watches his shot at the 2023 MAC Championship. Sluzas finished tied for 6th-place at the Hawkeye Invitational on Sunday as NIU mens golf finished tied for eighth-place. (Northern Star File Photo)

Sluzas-led Huskies finish Hawkeye Invitational tied for 8th

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | April 15, 2024

NIU men’s golf wrapped-up the Hawkeye Invitational on Sunday tying for eighth-place out of 16 teams.  Across the tournament the Huskies shot 851 strokes, finishing one-under par. NIU’s best frame of play was the first round, finishing with a score...

Graduate student golfer Zach Place watches his putt during an NIU mens golf practice. Place led the Huskies in scoring average with 70.800 during the 2023 fall season.  (Courtesy NIU Athletics)

Sluzas, Place lead NIU men’s golf into spring season

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | February 26, 2024

DeKALB – The 2024 spring competition season is set for NIU men’s golf with their first event starting Monday at the Lake Las Vegas Invitational. The Huskies will face two top-three nationally ranked programs in Auburn University and Vanderbilt University.  “It's...

Graduate student Zach Place takes a shot during NIU mens golfs practice. The Huskies are looking to break through early-season struggles and repeat as MAC champions. (Courtesy of NIU Athletics)

COLUMN: Men’s golf is on the rise

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | October 12, 2023

DeKALB – So far this season, NIU men’s golf has competed in four tournaments. Although the Huskies have yet to crack the top-five this season, their best showing was at the VCU Shootout, placing tied for sixth place.  Despite the slow start to...

Then-senior Zach Place walks on the course at the NCAA Regional in May. The Huskies finished the event in ninth place. (Mike Hasse | NIU Athletics)

Sluzas leads Huskies at Gopher Invitational

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | September 12, 2023

DeKALB – NIU men’s golf wrapped up its first tournament of the Fall 2023 season, placing tied for 10th  place out of 14 teams. The Huskies had two golfers place within the top 25. Junior Ben Sluzas finished tied for 11th place, and junior Felix Krammer...

Then-sophomore Ben Sluzas shoots down range at the NCAA Regional in Salem, South Carolina on May 16. The Huskies won the MAC title, shooting an 896 (Mike Hasse | NIU Athletics)

Men’s golf set to build off MAC title

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | September 6, 2023

DeKALB – With the fall competition season starting, NIU men’s golf looks to keep the ball rolling after winning its first MAC Championship since 1985 in May. Junior Ben Sluzas headlines the Huskies’ lineup. NIU finished last season notching five...

Mens head golf coach John Carlson (Left) talks through a shot with then-senior Tommy Dunsire during the first round of the 2021 Saint Marys Invitational at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

NIU men’s golf wins MAC Championship

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | May 2, 2023

DeKALB – NIU men’s golf placed first at the MAC Championship, finishing four strokes ahead of Ball State University. The Huskies’ first place finish at the MAC Championship marked their first win at the tournament since 1985. NIU finished the...

Freshman Ben Sluzas hits off on Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. NIU competed in the Saint Marys Invitational from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, finishing in 17th place.

Sluzas leading Huskies into MAC Championship

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | April 27, 2023

DeKALB – As the 2022-23 season closes, NIU men’s golf prepares for its last tournament in the 2023 MAC Championship. Coming off back-to-back third place finishes, sophomore Ben Sluzas headlines the Huskies roster.  All 10 MAC teams automatically...

Freshman Ben Sluzas hits off on Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California. NIU competed in the Saint Marys Invitational from Nov. 8 to Nov. 10, finishing in 17th place. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Ben Sluzas named MAC Golfer of the Week

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | April 22, 2023

DeKALB – Sophomore Ben Sluzas earned MAC Golfer of the Week honors after finishing tied for third place at the Hawkeye Invitational. Sluzas’ eight-under-par finish helped NIU place third out of 13 teams.  Starting the tournament shooting a 71...

Sluzas, Huskies shine at Hawkeye Invitational

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | April 15, 2023

DeKALB – Three top-20 individual finishes helped NIU men’s golf finish the Hawkeye Invitational in third place out of 13 teams. Sophomore Ben Sluzas had the Huskies’ best showing, finishing tied for third place.  The Huskies finished the first...

Dunsire, Huskies gearing up for spring season

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | March 19, 2023

DeKALB –  The spring competition season is set for NIU men’s golf with five tournaments, culminating with the Mid-American Conference championship in May. Graduate student Tommy Dunsire will lead the way for the Huskies.  NIU ended the fall season...