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Auburn University's Team #37 took first place in GCSAA's Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition, presented in partnership with John Deere Golf. The winning team includes Austin Brown, Wayne Allen Carroll III, Kyle Kinney, Brock Pittman and advisor David Han, Ph.D. Second place went to Team #24 from Purdue University. Team #4 from Penn State University came in third. Fifty-three teams from 28 schools competed in the event.
Rounding out the top 10, in order, were: Team #23 from University of Maryland; Team #10 from Iowa State University; Team #5 from Penn State University; Team #8 from Cal Poly Cal Poly Pomona; Team #19 Olds College; Team #42 from Michigan State University/Purdue University; and Team #48 from Rutgers University. Michigan State University won the 2018 Turf Bowl Rally.
Fifty-three teams, composed of 194 students from 28 different schools, competed in the event Feb. 8.
All participants are encouraged to attend this event to kick off the annual GCSAA Collegiate Turf Bowl Competition, presented in partnership with John Deere Golf. Teams have the opportunity to register for the exam, and a networking reception is provided for teams, advisors and superintendent mentors.
This breakfast is held the morning of the competition for participants.
The Turf Bowl exam features a written case study, as well as a wide variety of multiple choice, short answer and identification questions covering the agronomic, business and financial management aspects of the superintendent profession.
This exam is for undergraduate students only in teams of up to four participants. Each participant must be a member of GCSAA, a registered attendee of the Golf Industry Show and register as part of a team on site before the exam or at the Turf Bowl Kick-Off Reception. A total of $10,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded to the top 10 teams during the Closing Celebration.
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The announcement of the prize winners for the GCSAA Collegiate Turf Bowl is held at the Closing Celebration. Turf Bowl teams are recognized, and there is a reserved section of seating for teams during the program.