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Junior golfer Felix Krammer studies his shot at the Badger Invitational. Krammer was named MAC Co-Golfer of the Week after finishing tied for fourth place at the Badger Invitational on Tuesday. (Jessica Burda | Wisconsin Athletics)

Krammer earns MAC Co-Golfer of the Week honors

By Eddie Miller, Sports Reporter | October 5, 2023

DeKALB – NIU men’s golf keyed its second MAC Co-Golfer of the Week award of the 2023 fall season after junior Felix Krammer finished tied for fourth place at the Badger Invitational. Krammer finished the tournament shooting 211, five under par.  Krammer...

Then-junior Ahra Ko launches a ball during practice on Aug. 28. Ko finished tied for 16th at the Johnie Imes Invitational.

Women’s golf team finishes in bottom half of competition in Dallas

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | March 9, 2022

DeKalb — Women’s golf secured an 11th place finish after two days of competition at the Trinity Forest Invitational in Dallas, Texas. How it happened The Huskies’ efforts took to a sluggish start in Monday’s first round, where five members of...

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)

Men’s golf finishes 14th against tough competition in Arizona

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Reporter | March 7, 2022

The men’s golf team kicked off its spring competition schedule at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate Saturday and Sunday, finishing 14th in a 16-team pool during competition in Scottsdale, Arizona. How it happened Saturday’s opening round saw two...

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

By Wes Sanderson | 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...

Patrick Reed shows his moxie and wins Mexico Championship

By DOUG FERGUSON | February 23, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Patrick Reed was more concerned about how to save par than how to answer his critics. He was consumed with navigating around the trees from 152 yards away with a gap wedge more than any chatter about his character.Reed only plays...

Viktor Hovland becomes PGA Tour’s first Norwegian winner

February 23, 2020

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — Viktor Hovland won the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday to become the first Norwegian winner in PGA Tour history, chipping in for eagle on the par-5 15th and racing in a 30-footer for birdie on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke...

Thomas builds 1-shot lead in Mexico as Rahm makes his move

By DOUG FERGUSON | February 22, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Justin Thomas has done just about everything at the Mexico Championship except win.Even with a one-shot lead going into the final round, Saturday was enough of a reminder that no lead is safe at Chapultepec Golf Club and nothing comes...

Viktor Hovland shoots 64 to take Puerto Rico Open lead

February 22, 2020

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico (AP) — PGA Tour rookie Viktor Hovland shot an 8-under 64 on Saturday to take a one-stroke lead into the final round of the windy Puerto Rico Open.“Hopefully, I just continue doing what I have been doing the first three days,”...

Bryson DeChambeau birdies his way to 1-shot lead in Mexico

By DOUG FERGUSON | February 21, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Bryson DeChambeau kept making so many birdies in the Mexico Championship that when he rolled in his ninth one from 45 feet, all he could do was throw his hands in the air in pure wonder.He wasn't alone Friday in making birdies, although...

McIlroy roars out to a 2-shot lead in Mexico Championship

By DOUG FERGUSON | February 20, 2020

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Rory McIlroy switched back to his old putter for the Mexico Championship and it made a world of difference. It helps that he's still hitting the ball like the No. 1 player in the world.McIlroy ripped a 4-iron from 275 yards into the...

Adam Scott wins at Riviera, and this time it counts

By DOUG FERGUSON | February 16, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Adam Scott contemplated the safe shot to get him out of his mess on the 15th hole at Riviera, knowing it would probably cost him his two-shot lead but not yet the tournament.On a Sunday filled with big blunders and untimely mistakes,...

McIlroy, Scott, Kuchar share lead at Riviera; Woods falters

By DOUG FERGUSON | February 15, 2020

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Put together the best field of the year on a course players regard as one of the ultimate tests, and the result is a final round at Riviera loaded with possibilities.Rory McIlroy kept patient through some missed opportunities by making...