Montague’s Kellogg taking her golfing skills to Lake Superior State next fall
Nov 11, 2022
By Craig Beilfuss LocalSportsJournal.com
MONTAGUE–Montague standout golfer Natalie Kellogg is heading north to continue her education and athletic career.
Kellogg signed her national letter of intent on Friday at the high school to golf collegiately for Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste, Marie.
The Lakers are a member of the GLIAC (Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference).
During her three-year varsity golfing career, Kellogg has an impressive list of accomplishments that include:
Part of a pair of state championship teams and three GMAA championship teams
All State honorable mention – 2021
Finished 21st at the 2001 state finals
First-team all-conference 2022
First-team all-state 2022 with the 10th best scoring average in Division 4 (fourth lowest scoring average in Montague history)
Low score of 80 – state finals, Day 1 2022 at The Meadows at GVSU – third lowest personal record in Montague history
First place at TCC Invitational (2022)
Fifth place at Division 4 state finals (2022)
Kellogg also plays softball at Montague.
“Natalie has grown up through our program and watching her mature into the amazing leader and phenomenal golfer she is today has been a joy,” said Montague girls golf coach Phil Kerr. “She joined as a sophomore and immediately made an impact. She played behind some strong players in her early seasons and blossomed into our team leader by her senior year.”
She also is successful academically and takes advanced and honors classes throughout here four years in high school.
“All of that hard work has paid off with this amazing offer she has received from Lake Superior State,” Kerr said. “She had a lot of interest from schools around the state, but I think LSSU is the perfect fit for her and clearly they are very excited to get her in their program. I look forward to watching her continue to grow as a golfer and as a person in her years at Lake State.
She is the sixth golfer to play at the collegiate level from Montague. Currently, there are four others playing at universities in Michigan.
“It will be very cool to watch them compete against each other in the coming years,” said Kerr.
Kellogg will be majoring in Pre Med. Natalie is the daughter of Mike and Tressa Kellogg. Kellogg maintains a 4.061 grade-point average. She was honorable mention academic all-state.
All photos below are courtesy of LSJ photographer Craig Beilfuss