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Golf team takes fifth at MAC tournament

By James Krause | April 30, 2018

DeKALB — The men’s golf team gained two spots in the final round of action Sunday to finish fifth in the Mid-American Conference Men’s Golf Championship.The team finished 87-over-par, beating out the Toledo Rockets by two shots thanks to a final...

Men’s golf struggles in final regular season tournament

By James Krause | April 23, 2018

DeKALB — The men’s golf team struggled at the Robert Kepler Invitational Saturday and Sunday in Columbus, Ohio, as a rough first round led to a 10th-place finish at 39-over-par.Head Coach Tom Porten said the team struggled out of the gate with putting....

Men’s golf struggles at Missouri

By James Krause | April 12, 2018

The men’s golf team started off strong in the Missouri Tiger Invitational, but mistakes late in the tournament led to a 12th place finish at 29-over-par.The team started the tournament with a 290 first round, tied for sixth best in the round out of...

Men’s golf takes eighth in Normal

By James Krause | April 2, 2018

DeKALB — The men’s golf team looked for a high finish at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate, but the team struggled with high winds and finished in eight place, finishing 52-over-par.Mother Nature did not show kindness to the Weibring Golf Club in...

Men’s golf takes eighth in Arizona

By Tom Burton | March 19, 2018

DeKALB — The men’s golf team finished in the middle of the pack Friday and Saturday with an eighth place finish at the Grand Canyon University Invitational.The Huskies were in eighth place after the first two rounds and were unable to move up in the...

Men’s golf closes fall season

By Tom Burton | October 26, 2017

DeKALB — The men’s golf team closed out its fall season with a top-five finish Monday and Tuesday at the Pinetree Intercollegiate.The Huskies moved up from the first day of play where they were sixth after the first day with a 298.Head Coach Tom Porten...

Men’s golf struggles at Erin Hills

By Tom Burton | October 4, 2017

The men’s golf team improved in each round of the Erin Hills Intercollegiate but finished 14th overall Tuesday in Erin, Wisconsin.The Huskies (312-305-299 - 916) were unable to rebound from their rough start as they rounded out the leaderboard after...

Junior Thomas DeMarco hits a shot during the Northern Intercollegiate Monday. The Huskies finished sixth place overall. 

Men’s golf finishes sixth at home

By Tom Burton | September 26, 2017

A second round score of 65 and an eighth place overall finish from junior Thomas DeMarco (65-75-72 - 212) led the way for the men’s golf team in their sixth place overall finish Sunday and Monday at the Northern Intercollegiate.This was the first event...

Men’s golf opens season with top-10 finish

By Tom Burton | September 21, 2017

The men’s golf team notched their first top-10 finish of the season in their first event of the season at the Inverness Intercollegiate Monday and Tuesday.The Huskies (283-290 - 573) finished round one with a 283 and were in fourth place after the initial...

Junior men’s golfer Salvador Rocha hits a shot during the Mid-American Conference Championships April 28. The Huskies begin the season Monday.

Men’s golf ready for exciting season

By Tom Burton | September 18, 2017

The men’s golf team is ready to maximize the talent on their roster and become a top-100 program. This is the roster that has the ability to win the MAC Championship and even contend for a spot in the NCAA tournament, which was hosted at NIU’s home...

Huskie to represent NIU golf at U.S Amateur

By Northern Star Staff | July 17, 2017

Sophomore men’s golfer Jordan Less qualified for the 2017 U.S. Amateur in a playoff hole after finishing the tournament three-under par (68-71-139) in the qualifying event at Weibring Golf Club in Normal, Illinois.Less carded six birdies in round one...

Former Huskies Jordan Less, has advanced to the first stage of Korn Ferry Tour Q-School after finishing his college golf career in May.

Men’s golf putts way to 9th place

By Tom Burton | April 16, 2017

DeKALB — The men’s golf team finished ninth place out of 15 teams in the Purdue Boilermaker Invitational over the weekend at the Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Indiana.After shooting a 305 in Saturday’s first round, the team improved each round...