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Tfie Tfuuufcrbird Thursday May 26, 1983 Page 27 RB Mug is right on par by Jackie Clegg s The 4th annual RB Mug Golf Tournament will be held this weekend at the Cedar Ridge Golf Course, according to Dean Cooper. The event will take place May 27, at 1:00 p.m. Jerry Mouse Roberts, the other sponsor, lauded the tournament as the social extravaganza of the year. The RB Mug is no ordinary golf tournament. It can be enjoyed by weekend golfers, hacks or even people who have never touched a golf club before. After the round is finished it is likely that participants still will not have touched a club. There is a $12 entry fee which includes: green fees, official RB Mug hat, and a barbecue banquet following the play that evening. The format of the tournament is a team scramble. The entrants can either organize their own team or the RB Mug committee will place them on a team. Special awards will be given in the following categories: wildest dress, longest club throw, longest drive with a baseball bat, longest drive, hack of the year, and a new event this year closest An award will also be to the presented to the four members of the winning team. Davy Smith won last years longest drive off of a mattress with a shot of 300 yards. Cooper captured the wildest dressed award for the past two years, he also was awarded for the longest drive with a four-ma- n Search for cage coach winds down Seven finalists for the position of head basketball coach at SUSC have been announced by Steve Lunt, SUSC athletic director. The job, which became available when Tom McCracken resigned, attracted 54 applicants. The quality of the applicants is Lunt said. That outstanding, quality indicated that there is significant interest in our program. The seven finalists will be interviewed as rapidly as arrangements can be made. Finalists are: Ron Brillhart, head coach at Nebraska Western Junior College, Scotts Bluff, Neb.; Dick Drangmeister, former head coach and now admissions and alumni director at Western New Mexico University, Silver City, N.M.; Robert Hoffman, assistant coach at Colorado University, Boulder, Colo.; Dick Hunsaker, assistant coach at Weber State College, Ogden; Fred Johnson, head coach at Baker University, Baldwin City, Kan.; Bob Shermerhorn, assistant coach at University of California at Irvine; and Steve Seidler, assistant coach at Oregon State University, Corvallis, Ore. We hope to announce our decision before final exams begin, hopefully not later than the 31st of this month, Lunt explained. record shot of 387 yards. The club throw was won by Joe Wells with a throw of 138 yards. Hack of the year went to Tom Barton, but no score was given because tournament directors said they couldnt count that high. Last years winning team turned in a combined score of 64. Team members included; Bob August, Davy Smith, Parker Reich, and Chuck Younglove. The tournament was originally organized by former golf team members. The first two years it was run by the tournament founders Cooper and Kevin Bundy. The tournament was named RB Mug because of a standing bet between Bundy and Cooper. Every time they golfed together they would bet a root beer, which gave them the idea to form a recreational type golf tournament. The RB Mug has enticed an average of entrants each year. Cooper and Roberts have continued the tradition for the past two years. We hope that we can increase the number of participants to 72 so that we will have 18 teams, commented Roberts. Roberts hopes that the tradition will be continued by other former golfers. It is the perfect time to get out and have some fun. The people can forget about school for awhile and just relax, said Roberts. We hope that we can make this RB Mug another successful one. For more information concerning the tournament contact Cooper at or Roberts at 60 586-006- 4 586-135- Jerry Mouse Roberts and Dean Cooper display some of the wildest dress needed to win the RB Mug award. Tracksters vie in national championships Four women and five men will represent SUSC Thursday through Saturday in the NAIA National Track and Field championships at Charleston, W. Va. We have a reasonable chance to earn points in any of the events we have entered, but to score in any of them will take excellent efforts. There will be some awfully good people competing, Ben Davidson, SUSC track coach, said. Thunderbird men entered include twins Aaron and Adrian Sampson in the long jump; Will James in the 100, 200, and the long jump; Russ Eyre in the 800; and Rob Watson in the 100. In addition, SUSC has qualified in the 4 x 100 relay with the Sampsons, Watson, and James carrying the baton. Women representing SUSC include three javelin throwers: Colleen Hawkins, Jana Crawford, and Lisa Bouwhuis. Hawkins also throws the shot, and Mechele Hebberd will compete in the high jump. Hebberd probably has the best chance to earn points for tie for second us, Davidson explained. She is in a three-waplace in the jumps listed in my latest result sheet from the NAIA. She has a Any of jump; the best listed was a our women javelin throwers could earn points, but it will take a good day; theyll have to throw well. Bouwhuis finished fifth in the nationals last year to earn y 8 SUSCs only points in the meet. Both Hawkins and Crawford have better throws than Bouwhuis this season, but all three are relatively close. SUSCs men picked up only one point (a sixth place by Hernando Hernandez in the 10,000 meters) last year. Their chances of exceeding that are good, according to Davidson. We are probably most likely to get points in the mens division from our long jumpers, he said. A jump of 24 feet or better should almost certainly get points. All fhree long jumpers have exceeded 24 feet at least once this season. Adrian Sampson has the best jump, a 25-- effort. Eyre is given an outside chance to finish in the top six. Stamina will play a big role in how well Russ does. Davidson explained. Hell be running three straight days if he makes the finals. James faces a similar stamina problem. Because of the number of events for which he is qualified, James will have four sets of trials Thursday, the day after a long travel schedule. The relay team has good speed, the handoffs will make the difference, Davidson said. In the open sprint events, our people can be right there with them, if they get the good starts and if they do their best. 3 This marks thefinaC Thunderbirdjbr the 1382-8- 3 0 year Watch for The SxmimerbircD on June 13 July 11 and i in conjunction with the SUSC High School Journalism Workshop, on August 5. Also, be ready for the first paper cf 1983-8- 4 a 40-pa- Thunderbird, on September 26. Have a nice summer!