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Men’s golf to tee off on spring season

By Zack Thompson | February 27, 2014

Men’s golf is getting back in the swing of things this weekend following a near four-month layoff.The Huskies will compete in the Forest Hills Collegiate Saturday in Augusta, Ga. The one-day, 36-hole tournament is the Huskies’ first event since Oct....

Men’s golf hopes short game improves in Indy

By Rhema Rhea | September 18, 2013

DeKalb | Men’s golf’s freshmen will get another chance to prove their quality this weekend.The Huskies will compete in the Wolf Run Intercollegiate hosted by Indiana University, where they took 11th place last season.Head coach Tom Porten likes how...

Shawn Foley, the mens golfs team lone senior, has become a leader this season.

Foley takes leadership role for men’s golf

By Rhema Rhea | September 16, 2013

The best is yet to come for men’s golf’s lone senior, Shawn Foley.Foley and Nick Huggins are the only returns from last year’s group, and head Coach Tom Porten has been looking to them to fulfill a guidance role, as the team introduced five new...

Men’s golf’s new guys anxious for first fall tourney

By Rhema Rhea | September 5, 2013

The men’s golf team enters the new season with basically a whole new roster. The team lost six players from last season due to graduation.Head coach Tom Porten, entering into his fifth season, will have four freshmen to bring into his system this year:...

Men’s golf finishes in ninth at Pinetree Intercollegiate

By Sean Anderson | October 23, 2012

NIU men’s golf moved up one spot to finish in ninth place at the Pinetree Intercollegiate on Tuesday. Sophomore Nick Huggins claimed a top 25 finish as the Huskies completed their fall schedule. The Huskies posted a final round of 302, which was the...

Men’s golf hopes to bounce back from rough start

By Sean Anderson | October 22, 2012

NIU men’s golf is in 10th place after day one at the Pinetree Intercollegiate in Kennesaw, Ga. The highlight of the first day was the continued strong play of sophomore Nick Huggins, who is tied for 30th place with a two-round total of 152. Senior Bryce...

Men’s Golf looks to seniors for leadership

By Sean Anderson | October 8, 2012

With six seniors, NIU men’s golf has more than enough leadership. “It is always good to have senior leaders on your team,” said coach Tom Porten. “Over the last few years Bryce Emory, Griffin Bauman and Kurtis Luedtke, each in their own way have...

Bauman takes second place

By Sean Anderson | October 7, 2012

NIU men’s golf finished in seventh place at the John Dallio Memorial in Lemont, Ill. But the highlight of the tournament was senior Griffin Bauman finishing second in individual play. At the end of round one, the Huskies sat in sixth place with a total...

Men’s golf finishes eleventh in the Northern Intercollegiate

By Sean Anderson | September 9, 2012

Northern Illinois men’s golf opened its season with an eleventh place finish in the Northern Intercollegiate at Rich Harvest Farms. The Huskies were in 10th place following the first round of the day, posting a team score of 318. Defending champion...

Men’s golf balancing books and hitting the links

By Dustin King | April 4, 2012

Over the past month, Kurtis Luedtke, NIU men’s golfer, had a conflicting schedule. “It’s really hard,” Luedtke said. “You have to learn how to compartmentalize your life. When you’re on the course, you can’t think about school, and when...

Freshman File: Shawn Foley, golf team

By Katie Leb | February 24, 2011

When Shawn Foley was young, his father taught him that the most important part of the golf is the short game. Taking that advice to heart, Foley focused on putting which helped him succeed in high school competitions and led him to collegiate play at...

Huskie Briefs: Cross country, women’s tennis and men’s golf

By Andrew Singer | September 8, 2010

Cross Country opens season, finishes sixthLast Friday, the NIU cross country team opened its 2010 regular season with a sixth place finish at the Wisconsin Badger Classic. Sophomore Courtney Oldenburg led the way for the Huskies, with an eighth place...