More than 200 supporters of the UW-Green Bay women’s basketball program gathered to raise a record $103,000 on June 23 at Thornberry Creek at Oneida for the 2015 Prevea Fore Hoops Golf Classic. The money raised came from various auctions and drawings, along with a number of donations. The live auction, hosted by WBAY’s Bill Jartz, was once again a huge success. Said coach Kevin Borseth, “The cost of maintaining a competitive program and one of the best in the Midwest continues to rise and we would not be able to sustain our level of success without this event and the people who are a part of it. The continued and increased support for our program is amazing.”
Five Green Bay student-athletes have been recognized as members of the 2015 Spring Academic All-Horizon League Teams honoring success in competition as well as in the classroom. Those honored are:
• Stephanie Londre (Burlington, Wis.), women’s tennis, No. 1 singles player and 3.947 cumulative GPA in Human Biology;
• Michael Tenzer (Neuried, Gremany), men’s tennis, No. 1 and winningest singles player in program history, magna cum laude May grad in Business Administration;
• Lepoold Gomez Islinger (Weiden, Germany), men’s tennis, played No. 2 singles for NCAA qualifying team and 3.723 GPA;
• Hailey Mohrfeld (Menomonee Falls, Wis.), softball, league-leading .444 batting average and graduated summa cum laude in May with 3.986 GPA in Human Biology;
• Gene Kiela (Plymouth, Wis.), men’s golf, four top 10 finishes and a 3.779 GPA in Business Administration.
The Green Bay men’s and women’s golf teams are set to begin the 2015 Horizon League Championships on Friday at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. The 54-hole tourney concludes Sunday. Live scoring will be accessible throughout the tournament.
Senior Tom Boockmeier of Green Bay carded eight birdies (including six straight) on Tuesday morning and tied the Phoenix men’s golf program record with a 7-under –par 65 in the final round of the Big Blue Invitational in Tennessee. He finished fourth overall, going under par each day at 71-71-65. His score tied former Phoenix standout Shaun Rezachek, Class of 2001, for the single lowest competitive round.
Junior Sammi Grunder (Pardeeville, Wis.) fired the best round of her collegiate career, an even par 71 on Tuesday in the second round of the Butler Spring Invitational, finishing in a tie for third place. Her team took eighth. The Green Bay men’s golf team finished in fifth place, led by Senior Tyler Schmidt (Jefferson, Wis.) who tied for 18th place. For the latest and most up-to-date information go to Green Bay Athletics.
Director of Athletics Mary Ellen Gillespie announced on Monday that Lee Reinke has been named the interim head men’s golf coach. Reinke currently serves as the general manager of UW-Green Bay’s Shorewood Golf Course as well as the assistant director of business and retail for the University Union. He replaces Tim DeSormeau, who recently accepted a position as the head golf coach at Shattuck-St. Mary’s in Faribault, Minn. Read more.
With junior Gene Kiela firing a 2-under par 70, the Green Bay men’s golf team made a strong Sunday charge during the final round of the Dallio Memorial at Ruffled Feathers Golf Course near Chicago to claim third place in a 12-team field, trailing top finishers IUPUI and host DePaul by only a few strokes. The Phoenix finished ahead of Columbia, Lewis, Chicago State, Northern Iowa, Eastern Illinois, IPFW, Ashford, Western Illinois and Loyola.
What a start! On just his second shot of the 2014-15 season, junior Gene Kiela of the Phoenix men’s golf team hit it big. From approximately 100 yards out on the first hole at Green Bay Country Club, Kiela hit a wedge shot that landed on the green and spun right into the hole for an eagle. He added four birdies en route to carding a 1-under par 71 and leading the field on the first day of the Green Bay Invitational. More on the tourney.
As both programs kick off new eras with first-year head coaches, the UW-Green Bay men’s and women’s golf programs will open their 2014-15 schedules on Sunday by hosting the Green Bay Phoenix Invitational at Green Bay Country Club. The 54-hole tournament runs from Sunday-Tuesday with an 18-hole round each day. For details, see the news release.
The fifth annual TaylorMade-adidas Green Bay Phoenix Pro-Am enjoyed a great day of golf and generous support for the Phoenix Fund this past Monday, August 25. The event generated over $90,000 for the Phoenix Fund – the principal fund for student-athlete scholarships and program support for Green Bay Athletics. Tournament sponsors included Green Bay Packaging, Belmark, Inc., Associated Bank, Prevea Health and Elevate97.