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Page 14-Tuesday, May 8,1979-The Michigan Daily
Linksters spray in both directions
Men wallow at MSU Women place high

By JOANNE SCHNEIDER
Returning to competition after a
sparkling victory in the Go Blue In-
vitational, held last Wednesday on
Michigan's home course, the Michigan
men's golf team turned in a somewhat
duller performance at Michigan State
last weekend in the Spartan In-
vitational, finishing eleventh in a field
of 25 teams, with six of those from the
Big Ten.
Top honors were claimed by a strong
Ohio State team with a total of 717 for
the 36 holes. Indiana followed with 736,
and Notre Dame and Bowling Green
tied at third place with five-man totals
of 742. Michigan tallied 756.
STEVE MADDALENA and Dave
Fardig led the Michigan golfers with
149 each. Jim Marshall finished two
strokes back with 151. Frank Sims and
Pete Pafford completed the scoring
with 153 and 154, respectively.
Coach Tom Simon said he was not
pleased with the team's finish at East
Lansing. "We went to more tournamen-
ts than we had intended. It's possible
that they're 'overgolfed'. If we hadn't

made a commitment at the Spartan
(Invitational), we wouldn't have gone.
We're going to give them a rest."
That rest comes right before the Big
Ten Championship, scheduled for May
10-13. Six golfers will travel to Cham-
paign to represent the Wolverines.
FARDIG AND Maddalena, leaders of
the Blue squad last weekend, will be
joined by Jim Marshall, Tom Pursel
and team captain Frank Sims in the
conference championship.
Fardig, a sophomore, is a relative
newcomer to the Michigan golf team.
Simon calls the Michigan native "a
fierce competitor and a good player."
"He (Fardig) had some problems in
the spring," continued Simon. "But
he's playing well now. He'll be an asset
in the Big Tens."
Simon views Indiana, Iowa, and
Illinois as the main competition for the
Wolverines in the Championship Tour-
nament. "I'm not saying that we can't
beat Ohio State (Big Ten champ for the
last three years)," said Simon. "We're
good enough to beat them. But I'd be
happy with second place."

By JOANNE SCHNEIDER
In their first and only competition for
the spring season, the Michigan wo-
men's golf team finished a surprising
third in the Bowling Green State In-
vitationallastweekend.
Michigan State and Indiana ended
competition in a tie for first place at
645, but the MSU women claimed the
top position in a sudden death playoff.
Michigan finished five strokes behind
Indiana with 650 for the 36-hole event.'
"THIS IS just a preview of things to
come," said coach Tom Simon.
Explaining the outcome of last
weekend's action, Simon said, "The
team worked inside all winter. Now it
has paid off."

Michigan linksters Robin Sabota and
- Elaine Crosby were runners-up for in-
dividual medalist, each turning in 156,
one shot off the pace. Linda Drillock
and Alison Smith turned in tallies of 164
and 170, respectively, to round out the
Michigan scoring.
THE MAJORITY of the women's
season is in the fall, when they par-
ticipate in several invitationals spon-
sored by Big Ten teams, concluded in
October with a regional tournament.
Simon anticipates the coming season
with enthusiasm. "They're a young
team, so they'll be returning next year.
There are also some new players
coming in. We'll be a contender in the
fall."

SUMMER TENNIS
U of M Tennis Club
At the 11 Varsity Courts at Ferry Field
Membership Applications
Now Being Received
The general rules of operation of the Summer Tennis Program
are as follows:
1. The Tennis facility will be in operation from May 1 through
September 15.
2. Weather permitting, the outdoor courts will be available
from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m. daily.
3. Courts will be available on a membership basis with an
hourly rate.
General Membership Hourly Rates
Michigan Students $5.00 $2.00
Faculty and Staff $7.00 $3.00
General Public $10.00 $4.00
Members may bring a guest; the fee will be $1.00 in addition
to the regular fee.
MEMBERSHIP FORM
Fill out and mail this form along with your check to:
Tennis Clubf
University of Michigan Athletic Department
1000 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
Names of people desiring memberships:
I ~I
Home Telephone Number_
Address__Zip'
Type of membership:
Student _ Faculty/Staff General Public _
Please indicate if interested in lessons. Questions or additional
Information should be directed to: Chris Gogalis, Mgr., Track/Tennis
Building, 763-5088
Now ow am 00M mo mom MWO "M-M

This Week in Sports
The Michigan women's sports scene heated up this past weekend, with
the softball, tennis and track squads all competing over the sun-splashed two
days. Coach Gloria Sohk's softballers ended their season, bowing out in the
state double-elimination tourney at Grand Valley State, while the tennis and
track teams each respectively tuned up for State and regional competition.
Here's the scoop on their weekend exploits.
Women's Track
Red Simmons' thinclads crowned their first Big Ten champion in the
conference meet in Champaign, as freshman Debbie Williams hurled the
javelin like it's never been gunned before in league competition. When the
spear finally came to earth, 154 feet and 11 inches away, the old Big Ten
record of 134'4" seemed small in comparison.
That toss, along with a fourth in the discus by Williams, helped the small
1-woman squad to place seventh in the meet.
Williams' next goal will be to place in the national championships, to be
held in East Lansing May 24-26. She qualified for the competition earlier this
season.
Joining Williams in East Lansing will be Cathy Sharpe, who ripped off
an 11.7 in the 100-meter event to take fourth place, and Penny Neer, who
fired the discus 135 feet in taking third.
In all, nine Michigan records were set by the young tracksters, as the
Wolverines improved significantly on last year's ninth place showing.
When asked to give what he felt was the key to his team's improved per-
formance, Simmons cited the running of Julie Clifford, who set a Michigan
record in placing seventh in the 1500-meter run. In turning a 4:49.8 clocking,
Clifford bettered her own personal best and in Simmons' words "sparked"
the Wolverines.
Women's Softball
The curtain was finally drawn on the Blue fence-busters' season, when
they bowed out of the state tourney Friday night with a 4-3 loss to Ferris
State in nine innings.
Blue fireballer Theresa Gardocki took the loss for the Wolverines in
relief, her first of the season. "Smoke" nonetheless finished with a 13-1
record. In all this year, Gardocki accumulated a miniscule ERA of 0.62,
giving up nine runs over a stretch of 101 innings, while hitting .397 for the
Wolverines.
Leading Michigan at the plate this season was first-sacker Tammie
Sanders, who hit .446, with eight doubles and 15 RBI's. Leadoff hitter Diane
Hatch led the Wolverines in hits with 34, runs with 35 and RBIs with 21, as
Michigan closed out its season with a record of 20-8.
Women's Tennis
In a warmup to this weekend's state tournament, the netters beat Penn
State 7-2 at the varsity courts Sunday morning.
Kathy Karzen, the defending number one singles champion, raised her
season record to 17-6, while her team is now 14-2 heading into the state com-
petition.
-GEOFF LARCOM

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