The Michigan Daily - Thursday, September 8, 1983 - Page 9-D
Golf coach thinks team is ready for one
By JOHN KERR
It's been six years since Michigan's golf team has finished
ih the first division of the Big Ten, but coach Jim Carras feels
that drought could end in 1984.
"I'm very optimistic," he said. "I'm definitely looking for
fifth or better. I'll be very disappointed if we don't achieve
CARRAS'S OPTIMISM is a result of two factors -
Michigan golfer Dan Roberts, and the Wolverines' perfor-
mance at the 1983 Big Ten tournanent.-
Michigan was not expected to do much at last season's con-
ference championship in Iowa City, but after two days of the
three-day event, the Wolverines found themselves in fourth
place. On the final day, however, Michigan shot a total of 400,
the worst 18-hole total of any team in the meet, and slipped to
a sixth-place finish. Carras, although disappointed by
Michigan's late fade, was very encouraged by his team's
The major factor is Michigan's Big Ten play was Roberts.
A junior from Ypsilanti, Roberts was the best golfer the
Wolverines had last season, and if Michigan is to improve in
1984, he will have to continue his fine play. "He is the foun-
dation of our team right now, no question about it," Carras
said about the junior.
THE MICHIGAN coach was not kidding. Roberts earned
All-Conference honors by finishing in a tie for sixth at the Big
Tens and was the only Wolverine invited to the NCAA Cham-
pionship. His 18 hole season average was consistently around
75, and he was the only Michigan golfer to be the medalist at
a tournament. Roberts is clearly Michigan's best hope for the
next two years.
Other golfers back from last year's squad include senior
David Nolan, and sophomores Chris Westfall and Pete
Savarino. According to Carras, Savarino was "sporadic" last
season, but "the kid can play," the coach said. "If he ever
gets the confidence he needs, he will definitely be a con-
tributor." Nolan, Westfall, and Savarino all saw action last
One other returnee who could also contribute is junior Ken
Clark. His play improved late in the season and Carras thinks
he could help. "He showed me a hell of a lot the last three
weeks of the season," Carras said. "He could be a plus for
Sports Information Photo
Dan Roberts' low scores make him a big man on the Michigan golf team.
Are you out of shape?No excuses
By SCOOP BRADLEY
Grunt, wheeze, pant, pant, lift, sweat,
run, stroke, sweat some more, thrill of
victory - agony of defeat, ugghhh.,
So, you're an athlete, huh? So, you're
ot an athlete, but you like to try? Well,
Jiave we got some great facilities here
at the Big 'U' that will allow any in-
comingfreshman, woman or child to
exercise, compete, and play with and
against ex-high school stars and even
the computer-game whiz on your
THE INTRAMURAL program at
Michigan is one of the nation's finest.
The Intramural Sports Building is
I cated on Hoover St., right next to
att Mann pool. It is the nation's oldest
niversity-owned facility of its kind.
Located within the grand old structure
are four basketball courts, a pool,
raquetball and squash courts, a
weightlifting room, and locker room
facilities for two of the three genders.
For you Hill dorm dwellers, there is
the modern CCRB (Central Campus
Recreation Building). This wonderful
spa includes all of the things that can be
ound in the Old IM, as well as track
Eat covers an eighth of a mile. There is
-also a sauna, and the CCRB houses the
adminsitrative offices for much of the
School of Physical Education
(autograph seekers might want to hang
out there early in the mornings to see
their favorite Wolverine athlete on his
or her way to volleyball class).
If you have been assigned to a one-
year term on North Campus, don't
despair. The NCRB (North Campus
Recreation Building - and you thought
adjusting to Michigan would be tough)
is there. Although it is somewhat
smaller than its counterparts, it still
has fine equipment for all types of
SURE, you were a hot-shot football
star at Get High in East Gipip, but you
don't feel like getting pounded every
day in practice by Bo's Behemoths.
Well, why not play intramural touch
football, or softball, or basketball, or
racquetball, or swimming, or foul
shooting, or ... you know what I mean.
There all sorts of levels for all sorts of
athletes. In some sports, you even get to
play with girls, or guys, depending upon
what excites you. Keep in touch with
the intramural department about team
sign-up deadlines by calling 763-3562
Unfortunately for many of the in-
coming freshpeople, athletic director
Don Canham has decided that some of
the sports that you played in high
school do not merit varsity status. Most
notably, lacrosse and soccer haven't
reached the big-time. For all of you
talented midfielders, goalkeepers, at-
tackmen and center-forwards, the club
sports program at Michigan is large
and successful. The variety of sports
available is considerable, including
sailing, bowling, billiards, rugby, fen-
cing, weightlifting, Kung Fu, karate,
crew, and Tae Kwon do, just to name a
Anyone interested in participating in
one of these clubs should contact the IM
building (I gave you the number earlier credible Bulk for the rest of the week is
in the story, so don't ask now) for in- to exercise. Get to it!
The Place to come
"We 're famousfor our
There you have it, newcomers. There
is no excuse for looking for flabby or
out of shape, simply because you
"don't know where the gym is." Why
not impress that cute blond in your
human sexuality class with some big
biceps or wow the big stud next to you in
astronomy lecture with a pair of legs
that would make Rachel Ward run and
hide. If all else fails to get you to the IM
buildings, just remember that the best
way to be able to drink like a fish on
the weekends and not look like The In-
Scoop Bradley is a short, out of
shape graduate who never saw the
inside of an IM Building.
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