Wildcat Women's Golf Ties for Second at Cav Classic

Wildcat Women's Golf Ties for Second at Cav Classic

CANTON, Ohio — The Northern Michigan women's golf team tied for second in a 12-team field at the Cav Classic, held Monday and Tuesday at Glenmoor Country Club.

The Wildcats shot a two-round 622 (307-315) to place in the top five at their third-straight event.

"This was another solid finish for the ladies," said interim head coach Bob Bastian. "I'm so proud of what they have been able to accomplish in just two short years."

Karissa Guthrie was Northern Michigan's top finisher, taking fourth with a 150 (74-76).

Haley Hewer (76-78=154) and Caro Els (76-80=156) joined Guthrie in the top 15, finishing 10th and 11th respectively.

Avery Rochester (84-81=165) also cracked the top half of the field, tying for 30th.

The Wildcats finished deadlocked with Ashland (315-307). Grand Valley State won the team championship with a 608 (309-299), paced by Julie Guckian's title-winning 145 (73-72). 

At the end of Monday's first round, Northern Michigan was in first place. Guthrie (t-3rd), Els (t-6th) and Hewer (t-6th) were slotted in the top 10.

The Wildcats have finished in the top five at three of their four spring competitions. They took fifth at the Perry Park Spring Fling on March 25-26 and fourth at the NC4K College Classic on April 2-3.

Northern Michigan next travels to Nashport, Ohio for the GLIAC Championships on April 21-23.

"We're going to take advantage of a weekend off to prepare for the GLIAC championships," Bastian said. "We're excited for them."