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U of M Crookston Golf & Turf Management Students Compete in National Collegiate Turf Bowl
February 25, 2008

Contact: Rob Golembiewski, assistant professor, 218-281-8116 (, Elizabeth Tollefson, assistant director of communications, 218-281-8432 (

CROOKSTON, Minn. (February 25, 2008) – Four members of the University  of
Standing (L to R): Kerry Fredrich, Eric Rasmussen, Rory Held, Kyle Peterson
Standing (L to R): Kerry Fredrich, Eric Rasmussen, Rory Held, Kyle Peterson
Minnesota, Crookston Turf Club recently attended the Golf Industry Show in Orlando, FL and placed 68th out of 100 teams in the National Collegiate Turf Bowl sponsored by the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America (GCSAA). The U of M Crookston team members were Kerry Fredrich, New Holstein, Wis.; Rory Held, Kyle Peterson, Eagan, Minn.; and Eric Rasmussen, Annandale, Minn.

The competition consisted of a three-and-half-hour test on soils, turfgrass species, diseases, weeds, insects, mathematics, human resources and financial management relating to golf course operations.

“The team performed extremely well and I am very proud of their performance,” states Rob Golembiewski, Ph.D., assistant professor in golf and turf management and club advisor. “The team is young and this was their first time attending the national conference and taking part in the competition.” The GCSAA is the leading professional organization for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide and consists of 20,000+ members.

The golf and turf management degree at the U of M, Crookston provides students with skills and experiences to build and maintain beautiful and functional turfgrass environments. Extensive coursework in plant science, horticulture, and turf systems helps students develop technical skills. For information about the golf and turf management program, contact Golembiewski at 218-281-8116 (

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