Wildcat Women's Golf Finishes Fourth at NC4K College Classic

Wildcat Women's Golf Finishes Fourth at NC4K College Classic

BLACKLICK, Ohio — The Northern Michigan women's golf team finished fourth at the NC4K College Classic, held Sunday and Monday at the Jefferson Country Club.

Karissa Guthrie paced the Wildcats, tying for second by shooting a two-round 146 (74-72).

Overall, Northern Michigan posted a 624 (317-307). The Wildcats finished ahead of 14 teams, including nine from the GLIAC.

"It was a great tournament for the ladies," said interim head coach Bob Bastian. "What we did well at this event was finish. This should help us solidify a top-10 regional ranking, helping us achieve our goal of making the super regionals. We're also very proud of Karissa on her second-place finish in a very good field."

Guthrie was joined in the top 20 in a field of more than 90 by Caro Els (t-16th, 79-78=157) and Avery Rochester (t-18th, 81-77=158).

Indianapolis won the team title with a score of 588 (294-294). With a 145 (72-73), Paxton DeHaven edged Guthrie and fellow Greyhound Pilar Echeverria (72-74) for the individual crown by a single stroke.

Indianapolis and DeHaven both set NC4K College Classic scoring records.

At the end of Sunday's opening round, Northern Michigan sat fourth in the 18-team field. Guthrie (6th), Els (t-18th) and Rochester (t-31st) were inside the top 35.

The Wildcats next compete at the Cav Classic on April 14-15, their final invitational before the GLIAC Championships.