Thursday, July 14, 2011

Hawkeye Badger Video Golf

(L-R: Rahfeldt, Blaker, Engelbert, Porteus)
Quickly becoming a tradition, the Iowa and Wisconsin Video Staffs met for at least the fourth straight year in a battle on the links. The destination has been Lacoma Golf Course in East Dubuque, Illinois and this year's event was the first time even numbered groups represented each school. Bob Rahfeldt and I sported the Black and Gold while Rob Porteus and David "Big D" Blaker took the drive south on 151.

Scoring took on two different looks. A competition of best scores among the four took precedence as well as low ball / low score. The latter provided little drama as the Hawkeyes had that wrapped up by hole 14.

However the low individual score wasn't know until the final holes. But Porteus was unable to overcome a four shot deficit with three holes to play. He did close the gap finishing two strokes behind Engelbert of Iowa.

This will be the last time the four will be united for the 2011 season. As the Big Ten shifts to divisional play, the Hawkeyes and the Badgers are separated with the only possible meeting coming in Indianapolis, December 3rd for the Big Ten Football Championship. On this day, the Heartland Trophy was not at stake, although the group from Iowa rushed across the 18th green looking to hoist the travelling trophy and return it to Iowa City.

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