Ramstetter, NKU Sports Information
Ky. - The Northern Kentucky University golfers return to the links
next month with designs on improving on solid performances in the
The NKU men’s
team carded 43 wins in the fall against just 14 losses. Four Norse
golfers were ranked in the Top 20 in the region. Senior Carl Hays,
a Simon Kenton High School graduate, and freshman Danny Lewis averaged
73. Senior Andrew Jewell and junior Eric Fuldner (Campbell County)
fired an average of 74.
Head coach Daryl
Landrum noted the Norse also received solid play from senior Tyler
Adkins and junior Clint Kohls, a Bishop Brossart High School graduate.
had a great fall with the exception of the Michigan regional invitational,
where we struggled,” Landrum said. “Because of that
we need to play well in both regionals in the spring and the conference.
is to get into the super regionals in May. We have qualified for
the NCAA Tournament eight straight years, and there's no reason
to stop now. Once we make it to the regionals, I like our chances
to make it to the nationals in Houston.”
The women started
off slow in the fall, but had a strong finish with a second-place
showing at Southern Indiana's Screaming Eagle Invitational and a
win at the Midwest Shootout to post a record of 44 wins and 13 losses.
transfer Alicia Stauffacher, a junior, finished with a 76 average
and is rated as the second-best player in the region and in the
top 15 nationally. Senior Alicia Lawrence, a Williamstown High School
graduate, averaged 81. Junior Sofie Rasmussen also averaged an 81
in the Fall for the Norse.
to our success will be Lyndsey Bevill, who had an injury this fall
and only played in our last tournament,” Landrum said. “She
played solid and helped us get our only fall victory.”
82 for the Norse in the fall.
waiting to see who steps up and claims the No. 5 spot," Landrum
said. "Nicole (Hess), Charity (Evans) and Hannah (Lindauer)
are all capable and if one of them can average around 80-83, we
will be a contender in the regional.”
team will resume play Feb. 24-26 at the Lady Moc Classic at Cleveland
Heights Golf Course in Lakeland, Fla. The men will then get back
on the course March 13 against Bellarmine at Cherry Blossom Golf
Course in Georgetown, Ky.
The men are
scheduled to host the NKU Spring Invitational March 14-16 at Pendleton
Country Club in Butler, Ky. The Norse men will then head to Goodyear,
Ariz., the town negotiating to become the new Spring Training home
of the Cincinnati Reds, for the Grand Canyon University/Thunderbirds
Invitational at Palm Valley Golf Club.
The Great Lakes
Regional Invitational, also at Cherry Blossom, will be held April
4-6. The Wayne State Regional Invitational is April 20-21 at Purgatory
in Noblesville, Ind.
The women will
be in Goodyear, Ariz., for the Grand Canyon Women’s Invitational
March 23-25, and will host the NKU Spring Invitational March 28-30
at Perry Park Golf Course in Perry Park, Ky. The Lewis Aviator Classic
will be held April 20-21 at Prairie Bluff Golf Course in Lockport,
Both teams will
compete in the GLVC Championships in April. The men’s event
will take place April 12-15 at Otter Creek Golf Course in Columbus,
Ind. The women will settle the conference championship April 25-27
at Kokopelli Golf Course in Marion, Ind.
tournaments will be held May 5-7. The men hope to be at the NCAA
Great Lakes/Central Super Regional at Red Hawk Run Golf Course in
Findlay, Ohio. The women aim to complete in the NCAA East Regional
at The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale, Mich.
Both the men’s
and women’s NCAA nationals will be held in Houston. The women
compete May 13-16 and the men play May 14-17. Courses for the NCAA
Championships have not yet been announced.