Michigan Men’s Golf
Senior Kyle Mueller and junior Nick Carlson continue to pace the Wolverines while three new freshmen made their collegiate debuts this past fall.
Carlson (Hamilton, Mich.) shot a career best 67-69-71-207 (6-under) to finish third at the Royal Oaks Intercollegiate in late October. He also averaged a career-best 70.64 per round during the Fall season while earning an additional top-10 finish.
The Wolverines began the 2017 Fall season with a tie for 3rd place at the prestigious Inverness Intercollegiate in Toledo on Sept. 18-19. After shooting a 285 on the first day and 280 on the second, the final round was cancelled and the Wolverines were left with a two-round total of 565 (-3).
Senior Kyle Mueller recorded a bogey-free 3rd place finish for the tournament, his first of three top-10 finishes for the season. Mueller tied for 8th at the Northern Intercollegiate (Sept. 24-25) with a 212 and placed fifth at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate (Oct. 9-10) with a 203.
- Nick Carlson finished 63.64% of his rounds this fall even or under par while Kyle Mueller finished 72.73%.
- Overall, the Maize and Blue recorded three top-five team finishes in four events during the Fall season.
- U-M begins the Spring season with the annual Big Ten Match Play Championships (Feb. 9-10) in Palm Coast, Fla. Michigan will also host, while trying to defend its title of, the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (March 3-4) in Scottsdale, Ariz. Additionally, Mueller looks to defend his individual title at the Aggie Invitational (April 7-8).
- The Wolverines are aiming for a 4th straight trip to the NCAA postseason.
- Freshmen Charlie Pilon, Connor Prassas and Henry Spring all made their career debuts at the Inverness Intercollegiate.
Michigan Women’s Golf
The University of Michigan women’s golf team spread its wealth of talent in the Fall 2017 season, as four different players led the Wolverines in each of its four tournaments.
Senior Emily White led the Wolverines in the East and West Match Play Challenge (Sept. 17-19), where she tied for 7th in the qualifier with an even-par 144. Junior Elodie Van Dievoet recorded two top-15 finishes in the first two tournaments. Van Dievoet followed White in the East and West Match Play Challenge with a tie for 15th and led the Wolverines in the Golfweek Conference Challenge (Sept. 25-27) with a tie for 11th.
Lone freshman, Ashley Kim, was one of three Wolverines to start in all four events. Kim led the Wolverines in the Ruth’s Chris Invitational with a career-best 6-under-par 66 in the second round, placing 37th overall.
Head coach Jan Dowling was named an assistant coach for Team International competing at the 2018 Arnold Palmer Cup.
- Senior Kathy Lim finished as the top Wolverine for the second time in her career – and first since 2016 – as she tied for 23rd in the rain-shortened Landfall Tradition (Oct. 27-29).
- Looking to the Spring, the Wolverines will play in four loaded tournaments on high-caliber national fields beginning with the annual Lady Puerto Rico Classic (Feb. 11-13) – where Van Dievoet led the Maize and Blue last season, tying for 12th place overall. If U-M produces a successful spring season the team will make its 3rd straight NCAA Championships appearance.
Furnished by: Tom Wywrot, U-M Athletics