UNMC Intramural Sports

Golf League Update August 18th

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Mark Grote and Pete Laski of Shank You Very Much

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With one week to go in the regular season, Fringe Drinkers has clinched the regular season title in the Intramural Golf League.

On Thursday August 18th we will play the make-up schedule of July 21st. The two week tournament will begin August 25th and end September 1st. The schedule of who goes off at what time is determined by the final regular season standings. The tentative schedule listed here finds Fringe Drinkers and Going Golfing going off at 4:45 PM off the front nine and Teed Off versus Schoo’s Your Daddy going off at 4:45 PM on the back nine.

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Intramural Golf Update August 4th

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David and Sue Steiner of team Schoo’s Your Daddy 

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Team Going Golfing gained two points on the top team, Fringe Drinkers, and moved alone into second place. Going Golfing has to make up 12 points with two weeks to go to finish the regular season on top.

The match of the week belonged to Jason Schoo against Rich Watson of Shank You Very Much. Two of the top golfers in the league, Schoo had to give 4 strokes to Watson, who had a 5 handicap.

The two played the front nine at Elmwood Golf Course. Jason got off to a lead by scoring a birdie on the first hole, but Watson made that stroke up on the next hole.

The two went back and forth, neither having more than a one stroke lead. Schoo probably lost the match on the tough par 4 #7, when he pushed his drive into the #6 fairway, and then three putted for a bogey. Having clinched the match, Watson had his only double of the round, a 6 on #9. He scored a 37 and Schoo a 36.

Rich Watson works in the UNMC public relations department, and learned how to play golf as a teenager sneaking onto the PlatteView Country Club. Watson grew up in Ralston, Ne. He was “absolutely” pumped up to play Schoo, who has the low handicap in the league.

Jason Schoo doesn’t get too worried about always getting the best shots from the other players. “I don’t think about that stuff,” he said. “I’m playing the course, and I just go hole-by-hole.”  His goal in the leagues he plays in is to get his handicap down to zero, a “scratch” player.

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Charlene Ehteridge and Kat Hamilton of Fringe Drinkers.

 

 

 

 

Mission: IM Bocce Ball Wins 2016 Summer League

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Austin Svec, Matthew Dorwart and Kevin Selting of team Mission: IM Bocce Ball 

This time Matthew Dorwart and his teammates would not settle for second or third and they defeated Asian Persuasion for the Bocce Ball League Championship in the UNMC Intramural League.

Austin Svec, Matthew Dorwart, Kevin Selting, Charlie Treinen, and Brent Moravec met in the UNMC Masters of Medical Anatomy program. They have teamed up to win two intramural basketball championships, along with a runner up in Curling and a previous third place finish in Bocce Ball.

The key to their success says Captain Dorwart is that they play together as a team exceptionally well. The five students are now in UNMC’s Medical School.

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Peter Sam, Travis Patrick Martin and Kevin Sun finished runners-up for the second bocce ball season in a row.

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Odds and Predictions on the Bocce Ball tournament

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Team Asian Persuasion 

Four teams remain in the UNMC Bocce Ball tournament. Here are the match – ups:

5:45 PM Asian Persuasion V Bocce Lee

Pick: Bocce Lee

5:45 PM Deboccery V Mission IM Bocce Ball

Pick: Deboccery

6:30 PM Final ; winner of the two semi-final matches

Pick: Deboccery

Odds against winning the 2016 Bocce Ball Championship:

2 – 1      Deboccery

5 – 1      Bocce Lee

7 – 1       Mission IM Bocce Ball

10 – 1     Asian Persuasion

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Sean Erickson, Mike Hammond, Rick Fulton and Kris Hammond of team Bocce Lee. 

In the match – up of Bocce Lee V Asian Persuasion, Bocce Lee is one of only two teams to defeat Asian Persuasion in the two Bocce Ball leagues we have had here. It seems Bocce Lee has their number and we predict an upset of the number one seed Asian Persuasion. Bocce Lee is the lowest seeded team left in the tournament.

In the other semi-final match up, the defending champion Deboccery takes on Mission IM Bocce . Mission IM Bocce has been close to winning both the curling league and Bocce Ball leagues. But they can not seem to get over the top and the defending Champs Deboccery is playing well. Pick Deboccery

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Matthew Dowart of Mission IM ball on the right. Peter Sam of Asian Persuasion on the left shaking hands. 

In the Final of the 2016 Bocce Ball league tournament, Deboccery is picked to defend their championship.

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Team Deboccery in their winning T-shirts from last season.

 

 

Disc Golf Update July 20th

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With three weeks to go in the Disc Golf League, Tyler Scherr leads with Adam Felber close behind. The league plays at the Treasure Cove Course on the campus of Iowa Western college campus.

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Intramural Golf Update July 21st, 2016

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The top three teams all won big last week in the UNMC Intramural Golf League. With three weeks, 30 points, to go, it looks like either the Fringe Drinkers, Going Golfing, or Shankapotamus will win the regular season league title.

All three of those teams play lower division teams this week. Shank and Going Golfing need to make up 14 points on the Fringe Drinkers to catch them. Not much of a margin of error left for the teams chasing the Fringe Drinkers.

Deb Petersen of the team Par None scored the year low net score last week when she had a 42 with a handicap of 14 on the front nine at Elmwood.

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Golf League Update July 14th, 2016

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Another very good week for the Fringe Drinkers puts them almost in command for the regular season title. Fringe Drinkers, behind Catherine Etheridge’s week low net score, beat second place Going Golfing by 9.5 to 0.5.

Now the Fringe Drinkers have a 14 point lead over Shankapotamus and Going Golfing. There are four weeks left in the regular season, worth 40 points. If the Fringe Drinkers win half of the 40, and they have been winning at a 72% clip, then the second place teams have to go 34 and 6 to tie at 85 points. Sounds like a tall order.

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Where My Pitches At Wins 2016 Softball Title

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Nathan, Clint, Brian, Taylor, Brittni, Seth, Marcus, Alyssa, Captain Brittney Etzmann, and Connor of team Where My Pitches At

A softball team made up of Physical Therapy students at UNMC won the 2016 Intramural Softball League.

The team cruised through the playoffs, winning the title game 10 to 0 over 99 Problems. In fact Where My Pitches At did not lose a game all year; going 9 and 0. Pitcher Seth Wardyn threw a shut-out in the final, the second shut-out he pitched this season. He rode excellent defense from his teammates to his two shut outs.

The now second-year PT students added this title to their two volleyball titles of the last two semesters.

Next fall, we will see if their domination continues.

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Connor Zumpfe’s team won the softball title on his 24th birthday.