For the third time in five fall tournaments, UW-Green Bay senior Joe Du Chateau has claimed individual gold, this time at the Whistling Straits Intercollegiate golf tournament near Sheboygan. DuChateau played Whistling Straits — site of summer’s PGA — in 72-72-76. It was the last meet of the season for the Phoenix men’s team.
On the women’s side, senior Sammi Grunder paced the Phoenix at Whistling Straits by finishing in a tie for third place. She went 81-77-84 (the final round played in challenging winds).
In celebration of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay’s 50th Anniversary, Green Bay Phoenix Athletics will be counting down the top 50 moments in the program’s history. The list was finalized by a focus group that works closely with Phoenix athletics. Nos. 49 and 50, unveiled this week, are the record-setting hot streak of current golfer Joe Du Chateu and the 2005 dedication of Aldo Santaga Stadium.
Green Bay men’s golfer Joe Du Chateau drained a 20-foot birdie putt to force a playoff in the final round at the Coyote Classic Tuesday in South Dakota, and then drilled another birdie putt to claim his second consecutive tournament title. You’ll recall that Du Chateau carded a program-record 65 in winning the UNO Invitational in Nebraska City, Neb., one week earlier.
Wind gusts of 35 miles-per-hour caused some high scores at the UNO Invitational on Tuesday, but Phoenix senior Joe Du Chateau hung on to win the individual title. As we told you earlier, on Monday Du Chateau tied the Green Bay program record for lowest 18-hole score with a seven-under par 65. He shot an even-par 72 in his second round Monday, then followed that with a three-over par 75 in Tuesday’s round. Another Phoenix player, freshman Chapin Orr, shot 75-71-70 to claim third place.
UW-Green Bay senior Joe Du Chateau tied a program record by firing a seven-under par 65 in his opening round Monday at the University of Nebraska-Omaha Invitational. The Fond du Lac native tied Shaun Rezacheck and Tom Boockmeir for best 18-hole round in Green Bay program history. Du Chateau shot an even-par 72 in his second 18-hole round Monday, good enough to keep him in a two-way tie atop the individual leaderboard at seven-under par. For more.
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.