The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, April 18, 1989- Page 11
MEN FINISH NINTH AT KEPLER INTERCOLLEGIATE
Golfers have it rough at OSU
BY THEODORE COX
The Michigan men's golf team
returned Sunday night feeling frust-
rated from the Ohio State Scarlet
golf course in Columbus. The
Wolverines finished a disappointing
ninth out of a field of 22 squads at
the Kepler Intercollegiate this past
members of the
team were dis-
gusted with the
difficulty of the
course, offering -
that as their only
Michigan, with a final score of
942, placed fifth among the eight
Big Ten teams that were represented.
The team was discouraged to finish
behind Ohio State, the eventual
winner with 892 strokes, Wisconsin,
Illinois, and Iowa.
The team was playing up to its
potential until the final round of the
tournament on Sunday. That's when
the scores for Michigan began to
climb into the eighties. Hersh Patel
(81-76-75) was the only Wolverine
to score below eighty in the final
round. The others finished with 83,
81, 83, and 88.
"You can't post four eighties and
be competitive, that's just a fact of
life," coach Jim Carras said.
The long 7,100-yard Scarlet
course can be blamed for some of the
high scores. OSU's Ted Tryba turned
in the best results of the tournament,
and yet finished at one over par
Not only was the course long,
but the pin placement on the green's
magnified the difficulty.
"The Ohio State golf coach, Jim
Brown, placed the pins in the stu-
pidest spots available," said Mich-
igan team member Bob Papp (72-78-
83). "They were in rinky-dinky
spots, that affected everyone."
Carras explained the team's
fustration. "They hit the ball real
well, they get on the greens and find
an eight foot putt that breaks two
feet, and it's just difficult to make,"
Carras said. "They don't feel like
they're rewarded for playing fairly
According to Carras, the Buck-
eyes won because of their play, not
because they were on there own turf.
"Number one, they are the premier
school in our district, they're the
number one team," Carras said. "On
top of that they are familiar with the
course, and they recruit the kind of
players that can handle that kind of
Besides blaming the course, no
one from the Wolverines offered any
other explanation for why the team
wasn't as crisp as it has been.
"For me personally, Sunday was
just one of those days where every-
thing that could go wrong, did," said
Hersh Patel led Michigan with a
final score of 232, Papp followed
with 233. Tom Paton and Chris
Pond rounded out the scoring, each
finishing with 239.
I..I I~! -
and the school
Well it's finals time
BY MIKE GILL
In a room across the hall from WCBN's on-air
studio, a large, ominous clock looks down on Marc
Zeplin as he scurries to get ready to hit the airwaves.
The clock states that it is 7:50 p.m., and in only
ten minutes "Extra Points," WCBN's weekly Tuesday
sports talk show, will be on the air. On this night,
three basketball managers would be the special guests.
Zeplin quickly asks them their names and acquires
background information from them, adding to one,
"You kicked me out of practice once."
Just before the show airs, the participants take their
seats in the studio. Sports Director Dave Mammel
assembles his cast - Zeplin, Lyle Wolberg, and Ori
Hoffer, along with the night's guests.
THIS YEAR "Extra Points" has extended itself to
a full hour with sports reports followed by special
"I decided to expand it into an hour with the express
purpose to get sports reports from staff members from
each of their beats," Mammel explained. "This worked
real well because it keeps everyone aware of what is
going on at this university. Every team from
basketball to swimming to track is covered."
Mammel runs the show in his own laid-back style
- but that doesn't mean there isn't any excitement.
At one point, Hoffer leaves the studio to ask producer
Tony Brown a question. He quickly returns to Brown
though, saying, "Give me your keys, the studio door's
'Extra Points' is a
big hit on campus
BUT THE REAL fun comes when the phone calls
start rolling in. Who knows what the callers are going
to say? On this night, Brown is occupied with
grabbing the ringing device, but he just can't seem to
determine if the person on the other end is serious.
"Didn't you just call?" he questions. This caller
passes the test. But Brown is quicker than the caller
might think. He can tell a prank call is on its way.
This time, between laughs, the caller asks basketball
managers Dave Balza, Jeff Travis, and Mike Harris
about ex-Michigan coach Bill Frieder's cupcake
MAMMEL BELIEVES that about 50 percent of
the phone calls are legitimate. He adds though, "Even
if they are friends of the people on the air, they are
getting something out of the University's sports and
they see how their friends handle the attention."
Before you know it, the modernistic music is
beginning to drown out the other voices - the show
has concluded. The fast-paced hour is over, leaving
behind tough questions, humorous tales, and sports
"This is the University's Sportscenter," Zeplin
explains, referring to the ESPN sports recap show.
"Not only are we indepth, we bring athletes to the
show, and let people participate."
This year's final "Extra Points" airs tonight on
WCBN at 8 p.m.
a 0Ok stor.
through, Time to pack
up and leave,
but before you do
You got to find some
cash to see you
June, July, and Auguste
The Union Bookstore
is the place for you!
They're gonna give you
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They '11 pay half price
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that are not!
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Rob Brown took Kevin Stevens' pass from
behind the net and scored frombthe slot with 6:34 remaining as the Pitts-
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opener of the Patrick Division finals.
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then rode Tom Barrasso's clutch goaltending to score their fifth consecutive
playoff victory and their ninth win in their last 10 games, counting the
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