Nebraska team makes top ten at collegiate turf bowl

Nebraska team makes top ten at collegiate turf bowl Friday, February 24, 2017

University of Nebraska–Lincoln Turf Team

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Turf Team including Jacob Fuehrer (from left), Andrew Getty, Nick Meister and Matt Hellbusch, finishes eighth in the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Collegiate Turf Bowl, Feb. 9 in Orlando, Florida.

In their fifth year of competing in the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America Collegiate Turf Bowl, the University of Nebraska–Lincoln team finished in the top 10 for the first time, with eighth place.

Attracting teams from all over the United States and Canada, the GCSAA competition was held Feb. 9 during the Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Florida.

Fifty-eight teams participated in the three-hour competition that tested students on their knowledge of weeds, diseases, insects, grasses, seeds, equipment, pesticides, business practices and turfgrass growth and management.

“This competition was highly competitive where teams in the top 10 were separated by a few points. We just missed the top five, as we were three out of a total of 509 points away from fifth,” said team adviser Anne Streich, agronomy and horticulture associate professor of practice.

The Nebraska team included seniors Andrew Getty, Jacob Fuehrer and Nick Meister and junior Matt Hellbusch.

The team was awarded $300 from the GCSAA and its partner in the competition, John Deere Golf.

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