Annie Pietila leads Northern Michigan University Wildcat women’s golf to 4th

GRAND RAPIDS — Sophomore Annie Pietila finished tied for seventh place to lead the Northern Michigan University women’s golf team to its highest finish of the fall season at the Panther Invitational at Stonehedge Golf Club-North.

Pietila shot rounds of four-over par 76 in each round for a two-day total of 152, just three strokes behind winner Kay Zubkus of Grand Valley State, who had 74-75–149. Five more golfers shot 151 and tied for second.

The Wildcats tied Lewis for fourth place with 627 as GVSU won the team title with 598. NMU was just a dozen strokes behind runner-up Wayne State’s 615 as Ferris State was third with 625. The latter three schools are GLIAC members.

Among the other 11 teams competing, former GLIAC member Gannon was sixth with 646 and GLIAC member and tourney host Davenport was seventh with 647.

Also from Northern, senior Abigail Boozer was 18th with 77-80–157, freshman Maya Hunter tied for 21st with 82-77–159 and sophomore Grace Lindgren also tied for 21st with 78-81–159.

Junior Paxton Johnson of Escanaba was 61st with 85-92–177.

This completed the Wildcats’ fall season as their next competition will be in Tampa, Florida, at the Saddlebrook Spring Kickoff in the first week of March.

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


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