Huskies Tie for 10th at Kemper Sports Intercollegiate

GO HUSKIES Nick Schiavi posted the best round of the day for NIU
Nick Schiavi posted the best round of the day for NIU

April 16, 2013

GLENVIEW, Ill. – Three Huskies shot 74 or better as the Northern Illinois men’s golf team concluded the Kemper Sports Intercollegiate with a final round 299 to finish in a tie for 10th place. Redshirt senior Griffin Bauman (Crystal Lake, Ill./Central) shot a final round 74 and led the Huskies with a 54-hole total of 221, tied for 12th overall.

Sophomore Nick Schiavi (Barrington, Ill./Barrington) had the best round of the day for the Huskies, shooting an even-par 72, and redshirt senior Greg Pohlmann (Decatur, Ill./Lakeview/Iowa Western C.C.) fired a final round 74.

“We made enough birdies to climb all the way back to fifth or sixth, but we couldn’t quite get those putts to fall, or the chips and pitches close enough to the hole to make the putt easier,” said NIU head coach Tom Porten. “We are a little disappointed in not being able to close what we started from round one and round three, we played very good 12-13 hole stretch, but just couldn’t close it out.”

Host Northwestern won the team title with a 20-under team total of 844, Northwestern’s Jack Perry claimed individual medalist honors with a three-round score of 200, 16-under par.

Bauman closed the tournament with a two-over 74. Starting on the back nine, Bauman made the turn in two-over before recording birdies on three of the first five holes on the front side to get to one-under. Bauman dropped three shots in his final three holes to finish with a 74, but his tie for 12th still tied his second-best finish of the season.

Schiavi had his best round of the tournament, finishing with an even-par round of 72. After opening two-over through his first four holes, Schiavi carded four birdies in his next seven holes to reach two-under par. Schiavi gave a pair of strokes back in his final holes to finish tied for 33rd with a 54-hole total of 226.

Pohlmann finished with his best round of the tournament, turning in a two-over 74. Pohlmann opened with a birdie on the par-four 10th hole and went on to register three birdies in his final round. Pohlmann tied for 57th with a three-round total of 233 in his first tournament of the spring.

“We keep inching our way closer to having four guys play well,” said Porten. “But we came up just a little shy on a good golf course against a good field.”

The Huskies will face a quick turnaround as they travel to West Lafayette, Ind., this Saturday and Sunday (April 20-21) to compete in Purdue’s Boilermaker Invitational. The 54-hole tournament will begin with 36 holes on Saturday, starting with a shotgun start at 7:45 a.m., CT.

Team Standings
1. Northwestern, -20, 277-290-277 -- 844
2. Ohio State, -8, 288-285-283 -- 856
3. Illinois State, +17, 298-292-291 -- 881
4. St. John’s, +23, 302-301-284 -- 887
5. DePaul, +26, 303-294-293 -- 890
6. IUPUI, +36, 305-296-299 -- 900
7. Marquette, +38, 302-304-296 -- 902
8. Ohio, +39, 301-303-299 -- 903
9. Western Illinois, +42, 307-306-293 -- 906
T10. Northern Illinois, +44, 299-310-299 -- 908
T10. Bradley, +45, 312-302-295 -- 909
12. Dayton, +51, 313-304-298 -- 915
13. Loyola-Chicago, +53, 309-306-303 -- 917
14. Chicago State, +212, 354-357-364 -- 1076

Huskie Individual Standings
T12. Griffin Bauman, +5, 71-76-74 -- 221
T33. Nick Schiavi, +10, 76-78-72 -- 226
T45. Bryce Emory, +12, 75-74-79 -- 228
T57. Greg Pohlmann, +17, 77-82-74 -- 233
T70. Connor Nelson, +25, 78-83-80 -- 241



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