The Michigan Daily-Sunday, April 5, 1981-Page 9
Key to linkster success
By TOM FOUS
4 Daily Sports Analysis
When you sit down in front of the TV
today to enjoy an afternoon of exciting
sports activity, don't be in a great hurry
to bypass the Greensboro Open golf
tournament in favor of the NBA playoff
game. Stop for a moment to admire the
talent and precision exhibited on the
Golfers have often been dubbed "non-
athletes" in the past, primarily because
their sport is not a physically-fatiguing
one. But certainly, no one can deny that
it is mentally exhausting.
up in the spring," he remarked. "But
this year, I feel great and so far my
scores have indicated that fact."
In the GAC Intercollegiate tour-1
nament held March 24 in Kissimmee,
Fla., Morse placed fifth individually
with a one-over-par 289. The 23 schools
which took part in the tournament were
divided into Northern and Southern
divisions. Michigan took fifth place
overall and second in the Northern. "A
lot of people began paying us the atten-
tion we feel we deserve," said Morse.
"We planted some seeds in people's
minds that we're going to be a conten-
der this year."
MICHIGAN FARED quite well last
year, ending up second in the Big Ten
behind perennial power Ohio State. At
last year's conference tournament in
Madison, Morse became the first
Wolverine since Randy Erskine in 1970
to win the individual crown. His even-
par 288 performance established Morse
as one of the premier players in the
"I practically grew up on a golf cour-
se," said . the 23-year-old Marshall,
Mich. native. "It (golf) has always
been in my blood. I simply get a lot of
personal enjoyment from playing."
Morse came to Michigan right after
graduating from high school, but tran-
sferred-to Kellogg Community College
for two years before returning to Ann
Arbor, where he is pursuing a Bachelor
of General Studies degree.
"JOHN IS ONE of the most deter-
mined, talented players I have ever had
the pleasure of coaching," said
Michigan coach Tom Simon. "The at-
titude this year is one of expectations.
We're all aware we have the ability to
become champions, but golf is a funny
game. The smallest thing can alter
your game. I see no reason why we
shouldn't be there at the end of the
season, and John is going to be an in-
tegral part of our success."
The talent and recognition on the
team is not focused on just one player.
An array of bonafide players give the
team a sense of stability. Junior Steve
Maddalena has emerged as the num-
ber-two player on the team behind Mor-
se. Maddalena won the 1980 Michigan
Amateur crown in a final match which
pitted him against Morse. "I didn't give
him much of a match," joked Morse.
Maddalena's strong suit is his superb
iron game. "His swing was made for an
iron," commented Simon. "You give
that guy a shot from 180 yards in and
he'll devastate you."
Also returning for the Wolverines is
co-captain Tom Pursel, finishing up his
last season on the team. "He's been
a valuable asset to the team," said
Simon. "His experience and knowledge
will be appreciated by the rest of the
ED HUMENIK will also be returning
for the Wolverines. "He (Humenik) has
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SPORTS SVCH as football, basket-
ball, and baseball are almost totally
team-oriented. If a mistake is made,
the whole team is dejected, not just the
player who committed the error.
A professional golfer, on the other
hand, is a total individualist. They walk
down the fairway alone. No one assists
them in making a putt or hitting a long
drive. If a mistake is made, they bear
the dejection alone.
Collegiate golf, however, is sup-
posedly a team sport. The players bond
themselves together for a common
cause - win for the team, as a team.
This attitude is prevalent on Michigan's
*golf team, and the team atmosphere
has helped to build the linksters' pride,
enthusiasm and confidence.
"WE'RE ALL looking forward to this
season," said senior co-captain John
Morse. "We're going to shoot for the
top, and we've got the talent and
deliberation to reach it."
Morse is coming off one of the best
spring starts he can recall. "I
sometimes have a lot of trouble gearing
got to be one of the longest ball hitters
in the Big Ten," said Simon. Mark
DeWitt is a steady player who rarely
makes a mental error, and will help add
another dimension of experience to the
To dwell on the top five players is
easy to do,sbut the crucial aspect of a
golf team is its depth. "I can honestly
say that we are deep in talent," said
Simon. "I don't know too many other
teams who can match us in that
The cohesiveness of a team is a factor
generally associated with football or
basketball. To rely on a teammate in
golf is a situation rare enough that it
merits notice. And if it plays a part in
the general success of the team,
Michigan could be on its way to upset-
ting the Big Ten power base in Colum-
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LOS ANGELES (AP)-Boxing
promoter Harold Smith, who went into
seclusion with the discovery of an
Salleged $21.3 million embezzlement
from Wells Fargo Bank in January,
was arrested yesterday by the FBI,
Smith, one of several individuals
named along with the Muhammad Ali
Professional Sports organization in a
multi-million dollar suit filed by the
bank, was arrested at 10:30 a.m. PST
near Dodger Stadium, just north of
downtown Los Angeles, said Edgar N.
Best, agent in charge of the Los Angeles
bureau of the FBI.
SMITH WAS taken into custody for
investigation of knowingly making a
false statement on an application for a
passport, Best said, adding that Smith
will be arraigned by a U.S. magistrate
The FBI agent declined to give out
the specific circumstances of the arrest
and would not say whether additional
charges against Smith would be sought.
Agents also declined to say whether
they had Smith under surveillance.
Smith, the chairman of MAPS, has
surfaced periodically for interviews
with the media, but his exact
whereabouts have remained a mystery
since he dropped from sight in late
SMITH's attorneys have appeared
before a federal grand jury probing the
In interviews arranged at secret
locations, and through phone calls and
tapes mysteriously left at radio and
television stations, Smith has charged
that the case is far more extensive than
outlined in the fraud suit against him
and the other defendants.
Smith claimed several officers of the
Wells Fargo Bank were involved in the
alleged money siphoning scheme, and
also said hundreds of millions of dollars
were actually involved. The bank
m denied the allegations.
his name for a fee and he disassociated
himself from the organization after
Wells Fargo filed suit.
Besides Smith, L. Ben Lewis, a MAPS
board member and at the same time an
operations officer at a Wells Fargo
Bank branch where MAPS had an ac-
count, also dropped from sight since the
scandal came to light.
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