By Mike Anderson, NKU Sports Information

COLUMBUS, Ind. - The Northern Kentucky University men’s golf team captured its second straight Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships title on Tuesday, finishing the 54-hole tournament with a score of 886 at the Otter Creek Golf Course.

David Shearer shot a -1 (71) to finish the tournament at +3 (74-74-71 219) and claim GLVC Player of the Year honors for the third straight season. Clint Kohls shot an even-par 72 and totaled a +4 (74-74-42 220) for second place in the event.

Kohls was also named to the All-GLVC team for the second straight year. NKU's Daryl Landrum was also named GLVC men's golf Coach of the Year.

Michael Kessling finished tied for 10th place at +9 (75-74-76 225). Jon Ehlen's +11 (79-72-76 227) was good for 17th place, while Andrew Jewell rounded out NKU's performance with a +12 (74-78-76 228), landing him
tied for 22nd place.

As a team the Norse shot +22 (297-294-295 886) and bested second-place Southern Illinois at Edwardsville by eight strokes. It was the second consecutive tournament win for the Norse, as they took top honors at the University of Cincinnati Invitational last week.

The Norse, currently ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Great Lakes Regional Poll, will move on to the Great Lakes Regional Invitational April 20-22 at Lockhaven Golf Course in Rend Lake, Ill.


EDINBURGH, Ind. - Northern Kentucky University women's golfer Bianca Hutton shot 73 in the final round Tuesday to take medalist honors at the Great Lakes Valley Conference Championships at Timbergate Golf Course.

Hutton shot an even-par 144 (71-73) to win the individual event and earn GLVC Player of the Year honors. Alicia Lawrence finished ninth with a +8 (77-75 152), Sofie Rasmussen placed 12th after shooting +11 (78-77 155), and Nicole Hess' +22 (85-81 166) was good for a 31st place result. Lyndsey Bevill brought a +23 (79-88 167) to the clubhouse and tied for 32nd place in the event.

NKU's +35 (305-306—611) fell eight strokes behind GLVC champion Drury and drew level with Indianapolis (304-307 611) in the team event.

The Norse, currently ranked No. 8 in the NCAA II East Region poll, will take a week off before heading to Lockport, Ill., for the Lewis Aviator Classic April 19-21.