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Graduate student Michael Cascino tees off on a hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California on Nov. 9. NIU finished 17th out of 19 teams in the Saint Marys Invitational that concluded Nov. 11. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Men’s golf ties for third at MAC Championship

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | May 2, 2022

DeKALB — The NIU men’s golf closed out spring play with a tied-third finish in the Mid-American Conference Championship Sunday. The Huskies hosted the tournament at White Eagle Country Club in Naperville. NIU’s 32-over-par finish tied with Bowling...

Mens head golf coach John Carlson (Left) talks through a shot with 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)

Men’s golf places 10th to end regular season schedule

By Waleed Alamleh, Sports Reporter | April 25, 2022

The NIU men’s golf team completed its final competition of the spring season before the start of the Mid-American Conference Championship, finishing in 10th place at the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate. The tournament, hosted by Ohio State University,...

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.

Men’s golf ties for 11th at Hawkeye Invitational

By Skyler Kisellus, Sports Editor | April 17, 2022

DeKALB — Men’s golf earned their highest finish of the spring competition schedule to date after tying with Illinois State University for 11th place Sunday. NIU hit 28-over-par at the Hawkeye Invitational hosted by the University of Iowa in Iowa City,...

Graduate student Michael Cascino tees off on a hole at Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California on Nov. 9. NIU finished 17th out of 19 teams in the Saint Marys Invitational that concluded Nov. 11. (Wes Sanderson | Northern Star)

Men’s golf takes last place at Aggie Invitational

By Waleed Alamleh, Sports Reporter | April 12, 2022

DeKALB — The men’s golf team competed in its second competition of the spring season, finishing in last place at the Aggie Invitational Sunday. The tournament, which featured nine teams that ranked in the top 50 of Golfstat, began on Saturday and...

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

By Wes Sanderson | 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...

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,...