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Friday, September 17, 1999 - The Michigan Daily - 13

.Men's and women's swgers
to tee off season on the road

From staff reports
Go west, young men and women, is
he cry this weekend as Michigan's
1en's and women's golf teams travel
to Colorado and Wisconsin, respec-
tively.
The men's golf team will tee off at
the Falcon Cross Creek Invitational,
hosted by the United States Air Force
Academy. Today, 20 teams and 54
holes will collide at Eisenhower Blue
Golf Course in Colorado Springs,
Colo.
High altitude, long drives and
enior captain Michael Harris will be
important factors on Sunday. Harris
will begin his campaign to repeat as
Big Ten champion, and maintain his
73.1 18-hole average, one of the best
in Michigan history.
Also expected to contribute are
senior Mike Affeldt, junior Scott
Hayes, and sophomores Andy
Matthews, Kyle Kilcherman and
Andrew Chapman. Matthews

acquired the title of Big Ten freshman
of the year last season while runner-
up Chapman had two top 10 finishes.
Illinois will be the only other Big
Ten school attending the event.
The last time Michigan journeyed
to the rockies, the score card read a
respectable third place out of 24
teams. After a three year hiatus, the
Wolverines are back to claim the
title.
After this weekend's tournament,
Michigan takes a three-week break.
The Wolverines next hit the links
Oct. I11-12 when they go south of the
border to Cincinnati, where they will
shoot in the Xavier Invitational.
Closer to home, the women's golf
team opens its fall season in
Wisconsin, participating in the Lady
Northern Intercollegiate. The team
will play at University Ridge Golf
Club in Madison, the same course
that will host the Big Ten
Championship in the spring.

The Wolverines will send six of
their most qualified players, juniors
Trish Watkins and Amy Talbot,
sophomores Bess Bowers, Misia
Lemanski, and LeAnna Wicks, and
freshman Kim Benedict, to do battle
for the first time this year.
Watkins and Talbot both had fruit-
ful summers away from Ann Arbor.
Watkins qualifyed for the U.S.
Women's Amateur Golf
Championship while Talbot held her
own with an impressive record on the
Collegiate Players Tour.
Benedict, the team's lone fresh-
man, won the Michigan Women's
Amateur Championship and the Golf
Association of Michigan
Championship, and also was voted
Miss Golf for the state of Michigan.
After this weekend, the Wolverines
have a short break before traveling to
East Lansing where they take on the
Spartans amongst others next week-
end.

Notre Dame QB tried to
sell his complimentary tix
ihappell wanted $50 each for tickets to Michigan game

SARA SCHENCK/Daily
If the Michigan men's golf team wants to repeat its solid performance of a year ago, Andy Matthews and his teammates will
have to step up their games, starting this weekend at the Falcon Cross Creek Invitational in Colorado Springs.

SOUTH BEND (AP) - Notre
Dame is investigating a report that a
former backup quarterback tried to
sell complimentary tickets to a
game at Michigan, a school official
said yesterday.
School spokesman Dennis Moore
; d Notre Dame learned of the alle-
gations involving Eric Chappell,
who was dismissed from the team
earlier this week, several weeks ago.
"We treat this like we treat any-
thing. Any time we think there are
any potential NCAA ramifications;
we make a full report to the
NCAA," he said.
Notre Dame's student newspaper,
The Observer, quoted an anonv-
us source in yesterday's editions
o claimed Chappell offered to
sell him and a 1998 Notre Dame
graduate two tickets for the Sept. 4
Notre Dame-Michigan game for S50
each.
The source said he had previously
received free tickets from Chappell
and other players and claimed that
the 1998 graduate had given
Chappell at least a dozen gifts over
last 18 months.
he source said he notified the
tthletic department after declining

to purchase the tickets.
Moore wouldn't discuss the
specifics of the report.
The 24th-ranked Irish face
Michigan State on Saturday.
The NCAA Committee on
Infractions, already looking at the
football program, is expected to rule
within the next several months
whether to penalize the university
over contact between a booster and
up to a dozen players.
NCAA spokeswoman Jane
Jankowski said it would be up to the
comnittee to determine whether the
latest allegation would affect its
decision.
Coach Bob Davie dismissed
Chappell from the team earlier this
week, saying he had violated an
undisclosed team rule.
"I'm comfortable that we acted
immediately on any information we
had," Davie said Thursday night.
"I'm totally comfortable that we
took the right steps with our
actions.
"I know that the proper steps
have been taken, so there's no sense
in speculation."
The senior has played in only
three games during his career at

Notre Dame and was listed third on
the quarterback depth chart. He
started last season against Southern
Cal when starter Jarious Jackson
was injured.
Chappell, who earlier this week
said his "punishment fit the crime"
after he was kicked off the team,
denied the allegations to The
Observer. Phone calls by The
Associated Press to his dorm room
went unanswered.
Notre Dame spokesman John
Heisler said it is school policy to
give four passes to players who
make the trip for road games or
dress for home games.
The players don't receive actual
tickets but submit a list of names
during the week to the school for a
pass list. People on the list then
show some form of identification to
be admitted.
Heisler said the practice doesn't
violate NCAA rules, and the univer-
sity pays for the passes out of its
budget. But players are explicitly
informed that they are not allowed
to sell the passes, he said.
"It's an NCAA violation," Heisler
said of selling passes. "That would
be well known."

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