WE ARE DRAKE BULLDOGS SCOTT BOHLENDER Head Coach 12th Season Drake (1993)
Scott Bohlender was named head coach of the Drake golf program in the spring of 1999 and has wasted little time in guiding the Bulldog fortunes to the top of the Missouri Valley Conference. During his time at Drake, Bohlender has guided his teams to top three finishes in the MVC Championships five times and coached five All-American Scholar-Athlete recipients, as well as numerous All-MVC Scholar-Athletes, league players of the week and all-league team selections. Bohlender has coached six former athletes who have gone on to pursue their dream of competing on the PGA Tour. Along with assistant coach Leanne Smith, Bohlender undertook a start up program in women’s golf in 2006. In four years, they have scored six All-American Scholars in Olivia Lansing (2008, 2009), Michelle Mathwick (2008, 2009) and Elena Vukmir (2008, 2009). Lansing also garnered All-MVC medalist honors in 2008 as well as earning all-league recognition. She has also been tabbed the MVC Player of the Week on five occasions. In addition, Kelly Godwin collected All-MVC laurels in 2009. A native of Norwalk, Iowa, Bohlender served as an assistant golf professional at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club from 1994-96. He was head varsity golf coach at Carlisle High School from 1997-98 before serving as a teaching professional at the Pointe Hilton Golf Resort on South Mountain in Phoenix, Ariz. During his stay in Arizona, Bohlender served as a site coordinator and assistant instructor for the Nicklaus/Flick Golf Schools at Desert Mountain in Carefree, Ariz. He worked alongside such names as Jim Flick, Martin Hall and Mike Malaska - three of the top 100 golf instructors in the country as rated by Golf Magazine. Bohlender is a 1993 graduate of Drake where he received a bachelor of science degree in business management. He established himself as one of the top amateurs in the state of Iowa before turning professional in the spring of 1994. He recorded top 10 finishes in the 1993 Iowa State Amateur Match Play Championships; the 1994 Iowa Section Assistants Match Play Championship; the 1994 Bob Clark Memorial Pro-Am; the 1995 U.S. Open Qualifying; and the 1996 Williamsburg Pro-Am. Scott and his wife, Meghan, have a son, AJ, born April 7, 2007.
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MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS 1997, 1998
Assistant Coach Fourth Season Iowa State (2004)
Leanne Smith was named assistant Drake golf coach in August of 2006. Along with head coach Scott Bohlender, Smith undertook a start up program in women’s golf in 2006. In four years, they have scored six All-American Scholars in Olivia Lansing (2008, 2009), Michelle Mathwick (2008, 2009) and Elena Vukmir (2008, 2009). Lansing also garnered All-MVC medalist honors in 2008 as well as earning all-league recognition. She has also been tabbed the MVC Player of the Week on five occasions. In addition, Kelly Godwin collected All-MVC laurels in 2009. The Creston, Iowa, native was a four-year letterwinner at Iowa State, earning Big 12 Academic All-Conference honors in 2002 and 2003. She earned a bachelor of science degree in marketing, with a coaching minor, in 2004. Smith played in the U.S. Amateur in 2001 and 2004 as well as the 2004 U.S. Women’s Publinks Championship. She won the Des Moines Women’s City Tournament in 2002 and 2004 and finished runner-up in the 2009 Iowa Women’s Amateur Championship. Smith turned pro in November of 2005 and played in the Futures Tour for two years. She placed fourth in the 2006 Michigan Open and 14th at the Illinois Open. She was a USGA P.J. Boatwright intern for the Special Olympics and ran the National Invitational Tournament hosted in Ames. Leanne and her husband, Russ, have a daughter, Adelaide Joy, born Aug. 13, 2008.
NCAA TOURNAMENT APPERANCES 1996, 1997 (23rd place), 1998
2010 DRAKE WOMEN’S GOLF ROSTER NAME Chelsey Gannon Kelly Godwin Olivia Lansing Michelle Mathwick Kaitlyn Mauk Paige Menze Amanda Vogt Elena Vukmir Christy Wittmer
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HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL/PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie) Centerville, Minn. (Centennial/Concordia-Minn.) Dellwood, Minn. (Mounds Park Academy) Greenfield, Wis. (Whitnall) West Des Moines, Iowa (Valley/Northern Iowa) Oxbow, N.D. (Shanley) Melbourne, Iowa (Marshalltown) Wauwatosa, Wis. (Divine Savior Holy Angels) Hampton, Iowa (Hampton-Dumont)
MVC GOLFER OF WEEK RECIPIENTS Ben Pettitt, 9 Ben Poehling, 5 Zach Johnson, 5 Kane Hanson, 4 Jeff Berkshire, 3 Ross Hamann, 3 Derek Butts, 2 Matt Brooks, 2 Larry Pearson, 1 Matt Rensink, 1 Neil Johnson, 1 Ryan Hartman, 1 Wes Pantling 1 Ben Freeman, 1 Brad Reierson, 1 MVC TOURNAMENT MEDALISTS Ben Pettitt: 1997, 1998 MVC ALL-CENTENNIAL TEAM Ben Pettitt, Drake Zach Johnson, Drake
NAME Connor Elekes Ben Freeman Jared Gustafson Luke Joy Ben Lyons Brad Reierson Cody Schweinefus Nick Shimon
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NATIONAL GOLF COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR ATHLETE Eric Boehlert: 1995, 1996 Ben Pettitt: 1997, 1998 Ben Poehling: 1997 Derek Butts: 2003 Kane Hanson: 2006 MVC COACH OF YEAR Jamie Bermel: 1995, 1996, 1997
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DRAKE WOMEN’S GOLF HONORS ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE SELECTIONS Olivia Lansing, 2008, 2009 Kelly Godwin, 2009 MVC GOLFER OF WEEK Olivia Lansing, Oct. 8; Oct. 15; Oct. 22, 2008 Olvia Lansing, Feb. 25; April 8, 2009 MVC TOURNAMENT MEDALISTS Olivia Lansing, 2008 MVC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE SELECTIONS Olivia Lansing, 2008, 2009 NATIONAL GOLF COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR ATHLETES Olivia Lansing, 2008, 2009 Michelle Mathwick, 2008, 2009 Elena Vukmir, 2008, 2009 Bold italic indicates active player
2010 DRAKE MEN’S GOLF ROSTER
Drake head golf coach Scott Bohlender and Bulldog senior Olivia Lansing.
ALL-MISSOURI VALLEY CONFERENCE SELECTIONS Jon Johnson: 1976 Robb Pomerantz: 1976,1977 Eric Boehlert: 1995 Ben Pettitt: 1996, 1997, 1998 Ben Poehling: 1997 Cory Braunschweig: 1997, 1998 David Bartels: 2000 Neil Johnson: 2000 Kane Hanson: 2003, 2004, 2006 Derek Butts: 2003 Jeffrey Berkshire: 2004, 2005 Ross Hamann: 2005, 2007 Ryan Smith: 2006 Luke Joy, 2008
MVC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE SELECTIONS Brett Lalor: 1993 Eric Boehlert: 1994, 1995, 1996 Ben Pettitt: 1996, 1997, 1998 Ben Poehling: 1996, 1997, 1998 David Buckley: 2000, 2001, 2002 Derek Butts: 2000, 2002, 2003 Michael Foster: 2003 Matt Brooks: 2005 Kane Hanson: 2006
HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL/PREVIOUS SCHOOL) Calgary, Alberta, Canada (The Edge School) Fargo, N.D.( South) Omaha,Neb. (Gretna) Dorset, England (Corfe Hills) Centenial, Colo. (Regis Jesuit) Chaska, Minn. (Chaska) Decorah, Iowa (Decorah) Peoria, Ariz (Brophy College Prepatory)
DRAKE GOLF ALUM ZACH JOHNSON ENJOYS BEST YEAR ON PGA TOUR Former Drake golfer Zach Johnson enjoyed the best season of his six-year PGA Tour, ranking fourth on the 2009 PGA Tour in earnings ($4.7 million) and scoring average (69.60) and tied for fourth in top 10 finishes (nine). All were career bests. Johnson helped the United States win the Presidents Cup in October and would like to play in the Ryder Cup this fall in Wales. He made his Ryder Cup debut in Ireland in 2006. In 2007, Johnson held off the world’s best golfer in Tiger Woods, to win the coveted Masters in Augusta, Ga. Johnson led Drake to berths in the 1996, 1997 and 1998 NCAA Regionals and received a degree in management from Drake in 1998.
Drake head golf coach Scott Bohlender and former Bulldog standout Zach Johnson.
Drake University is a national, coeducational, independent and private university founded in 1881. The University is comprised of six colleges and schools that offer more than 70 majors. The College of Arts and Sciences offers numerous undergraduate majors in its four divisions and supports the programs of the other colleges and schools. The College of Business and Public Administration, School of Education, School of Journalism and Mass Communication support extensive undergraduate and graduate programming. The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Education, and Law School provide professional doctorates.
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More than 3,000 full-time undergraduate students from 45 states and 56 countries attend Drake University. Total enrollment with part-time, law and graduate students is more than 5,600. The University’s student/faculty ratio of 15:1 offers a high-quality, personalized experience with ample opportunity for personal interaction. Nearly all Drake graduates (92 percent in 2008) find career employment or enter graduate school within six months after receiving their degrees. Nearly 80 percent of Drake students graduate having had one or more internships.
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Approximately 98 percent of Drake full-time undergraduate students receive financial aid, including both merit- and need-based assistance. Drake awards more than 5,000 scholarships each year and more than $65 million in financial assistance is provided to Drake undergraduate students.
Big Four Invitational DRAKE ALUMNI OUTING CARLTON OAKS INVITATIONAL Jackrabbit Classic North Dakota State Dual Wichita State Invitational Iowa Invitational State Farm MVC Championship
Scottsdale, Ariz. Santee, Calif. Santee, Calif. Primm, Nev. Monterey, Calif. Wichita, Kan. Iowa City, Iowa Hutchinson, Kan.
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For the ninth consecutive year, Drake University is listed in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category for Midwest master’s universities in the annual college rankings published by U.S.News & World Report magazine. Drake ranked fifth in the overall rankings of 141 Midwest universities that provide a full range of undergraduate and master’s programs, and maintained its No. 2 position in reputation for academic quality (peer assessment).
Drake combines the benefits of a safe and friendly “small town” campus with the advantages of a capital city. The Des Moines metro area, with a population of more than 500,000, offers a variety of easily accessible cultural, entertainment and career-building experiences.
The capital city of Iowa and a center for insurance, government, publishing, business and more, Des Moines is a great place to land internships or start a career, enjoy modern art or classic architecture, experience metropolitan amenities or explore scenic bicycle trails. The city’s diverse offerings include the antiques shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques of historic Valley Junction; downtown’s lively East Village and Court Avenue districts; a zoo, science center and art museum; and the annual Des Moines Arts Festival, which is ranked among the top fine arts festivals in the country. But don’t just take our word for it. In its July 2008 issue, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Des Moines one of the top ten best cities in the country to live, work and play.
KELLY GOODWIN senior
OLIVIA LANSING senior
AMANDA VOGT senior
WOMEN’S GOLF | 2010 SCHEDULE FEB. 21-23 MAR. 15-16 MAR. 18-20 MAR. 28-29 APR. 5-6 APR. 19-20
Kiawah Island Invitational Jackrabbit Classic MONTEREY INVITATIONAL Southern Illinois Invitational Bradley Invitational State Farm MVC Championships
Kiawah Island, S.C. Primm, Nev. Monterey, Calif. Carbondale, Ill. Peoria, Ill. Evansville, Ind.
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ELENA VUKMIR senior
Published on Mar 22, 2010