NMU Golf Places Five on All-Conference Team

NMU Golf Places Five on All-Conference Team

BAY CITY, Mich. – The Northern Michigan University Golf teams saw five student-athletes earn Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason recognition.

The Wildcats saw juniors Martin Eliasson (Norrkoping, Sweden/Bildningscentrum Facetten) and Karissa Guthrie (Pierre, S.D./T.F. Riggs) earn All-GLIAC First Team honors. 

Seniors Haley Hewer (Penticton, B.C./Secondary) and Avery Rochester (Marquette, Mich.) and sophomore Caro Els (Swakopmund, Namibia/Pro-Ed Academy) were named to the All-GLIAC Second Team.

On the men's side, Eliasson tied for the team's second-best round of the GLIAC Championships with a 74 on the final day.  He started the season with three-straight opening rounds of 68 on his way to an average stroke average of 73 per 18 holes. For the year, he finished top five four times, taking second place twice and third on two occasions. 

Guthrie is the first-ever All-GLIAC First Team honoree on the women's side and highlighted her season by taking second at the GLIAC Championships, including a 73 on the second day.  She posted an average of 77 per round in the 2017-18 season and finished with three top-five performances. She won the Bulldog Invitational, took third at the NC4K College Classic and fourth at the Saginaw Valley State University Invitational. 

Els came on strong near the end of the season and took fourth in the GLIAC's this year and averaged 78 strokes per round of 18. Els captured two third place finishes, finishing third at the NC4K and at the GLIAC – G-MAC Challenge.

Hewer posted an average of 78 this season and tied for fourth at this season's GLIAC Championship.  Her 73 on day two tied Guthrie for the team's best round of the Championship. At the Gilda's Club Laker Fall Invitational she captured second place with three more top-ten finishes.

Rochester finished with an average of 79 per 18 holes and shot a season-best 73 on two occasions this year.  At the NC4K she captured second place and got third in the Snowflake Open.  Her performance at the SVSU Invitational put her fifth.

In addition to the team's first ever First-Team honoree, the three Second Team selections are also the first in program history.  In the two years prior, the women's team have earned four Honorable Mention selections.  The men's last First-Team member came in the 2016 season.