Northern Michigan Wins LSSU/NMU Northern Duel

Northern Michigan Wins LSSU/NMU Northern Duel

MARQUETTE, Mich. — The Northern Michigan men's golf team topped Lake Superior State, 10-6, to win the LSSU/NMU Northern Duel title Sunday afternoon at Greywalls.

"The boys once again showed their resiliency on our home course," head coach Kyle Wittenbach said. "They played fantastic today, and I'm proud to be their coach."

The Wildcats trailed the Lakers, 4.5-3.5, at the end of first day, which was contested at Wild Bluff in Brimely, Mich. They posted a 6.5-1.5 victory on the second day to secure the title.

Sunday, Austin Elsner put on a strong showing against Zac Carson, winning the point for Northern Michigan with five holes left to play.

Alex Palmer secured the win late in the day by making a five-foot putt for par on the 18th hole.

Over the course of the two-day match-play duel, the teams played 16 individual matches, with each match being worth a point. To win, a team needed to secure 8.5 points.

The Wildcats, who are currently ranked No. 1 in the Midwest by Golfstat, return to action at the Kohler Collegiate Classic Oct. 19-20.