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The Michigan Daily-Tuesday, May 20, 1980-Page 19
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Golfers finish 2nd in Big Ten;
passed over for bid to NCAA's

With the sweet aftertaste of success
still lingering, Michigan's men's golf
team was forced to swallow a bitter pill.
Though the linksters placed second in
the Big Ten championships last
weekend, they did not receive an in-
vitation to the NCAA Championships to
beheld May 26-31 in Columbus.
"I'm very disappointed," said
Michigan Coach Tom Simon. "But
mostly, I'm sorry for the team." ,
Ohio State earned a team tournament
berth by winning the Big Ten cham-
pionship, their fifth consecutive title.
The Buckeyes tallied 1,471 for 72 holes.
Indiana, who finished twelve strokes
behind Michigan with 1500, good enough
for third place, was also the recipient of
a team invitation.
"We beat them (Indiana) both
times," said Simon, referring to last
week's Northern Intercollegiate In-
vitational and the Big Ten match. "I
thought they would pick the team that
was playing the best. To make sure you
go, I guess you have to win it all."
Blue golfer John Morse ensured him-
self a personal invitation by doing just
that. The Michigan junior claimed
medalist honors with a total of 288, par
for the 72-hole event.
Team captain Tom Pursel tallied 298.
Steve Maddalena finished one stroke
back with 299. Dave Fardig and Dave
Koch shot identical scores of 303. Phil
Mokris rounded out the Michigan effort
with 314.
"I'm elated about Morse," said
Simon. "He's a gutsy, deliberate
player. There's no question in my mind
that he'll be heard from at the
For his participation in the NCAA
tournament, Morse will be exempt
from the qualification rounds of any
amateur tournaments in which he
chooses to play this summer.
Last year Ohio State walked away
with the championship by totaling 1489
on its home course. Last weekend,
Michigan finished with 1488, just one
stroke less than the Buckeyes' previous
"We would have won it last year with
the score we had this time," said
Simon. "The competition is getting bet-
ter, that's all.
"Ohio State played brilliantly," con-
tinued Simon. "You can't take anything
away from them."
Then a beam of hope burst through
the coach's discouraged words.
"They're losing three or four of their
players," said Simon of the Buckeyes.
"We're not losing anyone.
"It's easy for me to say we're going to
be strong, but we will be. We have that
much talent."
Thinclads brave rain
In the endless pouring rain Saturday
afternoon at Ferry Field, the Michigan
men's track team played host to seven
teams in the Michigan Open Track
The teams that braved the downpour
were Michigan, Michigan State,
Cleveland State, Chicago Track Club,
Baldwin-Wallace, Cincinnati, Concer-
ned Athletes, along with several unat-
tached runners.

"We were hoping to use this meet as a
tuneup for next weekend," said
Michigan Coach Jack Harvey,
referring to the Big Ten Championships
next Friday and Saturday in Cham-
paign. "After the rain, though, it made
it pretty hard to determine exactly how
we stand."
Despite the rain, the Wolverine thin-
clads turned in several fine individual
performances. Harvey singled out a
couple such performances in the field
events. "Mike Boehmer in the discus
(168'%") and James Ross in the long
jump (25'23/4") both turned in excellent
distances under the conditions," he
Other bright spots for the Michigan
tracksters were the 400-meter relay and
the 400-meter intermediate hurdles.
"That relay .time (40.33) was im-
pressive, especially since they ran un-

contested, and Gary Hicks' 51.93 in the
intermediate hurdles was also im-
All in all, it was a good meet for the
Wolverines, but the real test will take
place next weekend. "The top two
teams at the Big Ten meet will
definitely be Indiana and us," Harvey
continued. "They won the indoor meet
and beat us in a dual meet outside, but
with a few breaks, we could be able to
stay with them in the conference
Netters dumped
The Michigan men's tennis team lost
all five singles matches to Arkansas
and dropped out of the team com-
petition at the National Tournament in
Athens, Georgia yesterday.
At number one singles, Arkansas'
Chip Hooper downed sophomore stan-

dout Michael Leach, 6-3, 7-5. Mike
Hightower ripped Michigan's number
two man, Matt Horwitch, 6-1, 6-4. At the
third spot, Pablo Araya knocked off
frethman Mark Mees, 6-3, 6-4, and at
fourth, Arkansas' Greg Fess edged Jud
Shauffler, 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The Razorback
netters finished off the whitewashing as
Jose Lambert defeated Jack Neinken at
fifth singles, 6-3, 6-4.
Leach, Horwitch, and Mees look for-
ward to the individual singles com-
petition on Friday, with Leach and
Horwitch teaming up in doubles.

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