Oct. 17, 2009
DeKALB, Ill. - In its last event of the fall season, the Northern Illinois men's golf team will compete at the 17-team F &M Bank APSU Intercollegiate, hosted by Austin Peay State University, as the 54-hole event will be played on Monday (36 holes) and Tuesday (18 holes) at the par-72, 6,886-yard Links at Novadell in Hopkinsville, Ky.
The field of competition for the Huskies' final fall competition includes Austin Peay, Belmont, Eastern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Lipscomb, Missouri State, Morehead State, Murray State, Oakland, SIU Edwardsville, Tennessee Martin, Tennessee State, Tennessee Tech, Towson and Western Illinois.
The NIU lineup will feature junior Jeff Dick (Sherman, Texas/Sherman) at the top spot and senior Matt Triplett (St. Charles, Ill./East) in No. 2 spot. A pair of freshmen will fill the third and fourth slots in Bryce Emory (Aurora, Ill./Marmion Academy) and Matt Gorman (Waunakee, Wis./Waunakee), respectively. Senior Tim Kay (Bartlett, Ill./Bartlett) will play in the final slot to round out the Huskie lineup.
"We are very excited to go into the Austin Peay Intercollegiate," said NIU head coach Tom Porten. "We are ready to play Huskie championship caliber golf. I know the course a bit from previous coaching stints. It's a course where you have to drive well and hit wedges and putts. We have had a very good week of practice and ended well yesterday with our best round of the fall. This was our best week of practice."