NMU golf team completes Midwest Regional

CHICAGO – The Northern Michigan University men’s golf team wrapped up action at the Great Lakes Midwest Regional by shooting a second day team score of 312 to finish tied for 12th place out of 34 teams Tuesday.

The squad posted a two-day score of 610 (298 + 312) to finish 34-strokes over par for the two rounds of play.

“We have improved each week and we are ready for the GLIAC Championships,” said NMU head coach Kyle Wittenbach.

Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opponent Malone won the event with a two-day combined score of 590.

Sophomore Dustin Dishaw led the Wildcats on day two shooting a plus-four 76 and finished the tournament in a tie for 80th place after shooting a plus-six on day one.

Senior Ayrton Mantha paced the Wildcats during the two days of competition finishing the tournament in a tie for 28th place after shooting a 79 in the second round of action. Mantha had a two-day total of 151.

Freshman Austin Elsner finished in a tie for 45th place after shooting a 77 on day two to finish the competition at 153.

Sophomore Emil Lundgren finished in a tie for 59th place finishing day two with a plus-eight 80 and a two day score of 154.

Junior Ben Johnson shot an 81 on day two to wrap up his two rounds in a tie for 92nd place with a two-day score of 157.

The Wildcats return to action on October 10-11 at the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships at the Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown, Ky.