Northern Michigan University Wildcats women golfers slip out of national qualifying spot for now

Haley Hewer

By Journal Sports Staff

BIG RAPIDS — The Northern Michigan University women’s golf team slipped one significant spot on the second day of the three-day NCAA Division II East Super Regional on Tuesday.

The Wildcats fell from third to fourth place with the top three teams advancing to the NCAA Championships national meet. The meet wraps up today in Big Rapids.

NMU has a score of 623, 10 strokes behind third-place Missouri-St. Louis. Grand Valley State leads the pack with 581, followed closely by Indianapolis with 584.

Three more teams trail Northern by less than 10 strokes. Ashland is fifth with 626, Findlay has 629 and Illinois-Springfield 631. Further back are Franklin Pierce, Tiffin, Kutztown, Wayne State and Southern Indiana.

Junior Haley Hewer paces the Wildcats and is tied for 10th overall with 150 after she shot a 1-under par 71 the first round and added 79 Tuesday.

Sophomore teammate Caro Els improved on her first round of an 80 and moved into a tie for 21st place at 156 with a 76 in her second round.

Junior Karissa Guthrie has 75-82–157, senior Avery Rochester of Marquette 75-85–160 and junior Alyce Krumm 86-95–181.

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.