April 27, 2012

Wildcats Defeat Lakers in Match Play

ELYRIA, Ohio – The Northern Michigan University men's golf team defeated Lake Superior State University four matches to one to win the 18-hole Upper Peninsula Challenge Match Play Tournament at Elyria Country Club in Elyria, Ohio on Friday (April 27).

"It’s great to get a win under our belt going in to the GLIAC Preview tomorrow,” golf coach Dean Ellis said. “Our golfers have worked hard all semester and earning a win this spring versus a U.P. rival will give our program momentum going into the summer and looking forward to next fall.”

Sophomore Jared Reid and Ayrton Mantha led the way for the Wildcats, defeating their opponents by five points with four holes to go. Reid played against Doug Piesko and Mantha matched up with Justin Helmholdt.

Freshman Colten Thewis defeated Brandon Vizina four and three while sophomore Mike Murphy defeated Sean Stubbs three and two.

Junior Adam Huss had the lone Wildcat loss to Andrew McKenney (2 and 1).

The ‘Cats wrap up the 2011-12 season on Saturday (April 28) with the GLIAC Preview Tournament.

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