A number of former Wisconsin athletes descended on Madison Monday to take part in the sixth annual Legends Golf Classic. Held at University Ridge Golf Course, more than 130 golfers took part, including former Badgers, current UW coaches and staff and Badger Fund contributors.
The Legends Classic has quickly become one of our most popular events, said Marija Pientka, associate athletic director for development. We are so thankful to have some many outstanding former athletes who come back to support the Badgers for this event.
The day began around 11 a.m. with some golf instruction from PGA tour members and Wisconsin natives Jerry Kelly and Steve Stricker. The group then broke for lunch and separated into foursomes for their 1 p.m. tee time. The format was a Shamble, with all four players driving and the group selecting the best drive. From there each individual played their own ball in and the two lowest scores of four players counted towards the team total. The foursome of womens golf coach Todd Oehrlein, Robert Rehm, Barbara Rehm, and Garrett Jones won the event with a score of 128. Jones, who completed his Badger golf career earlier this spring, is the UW career leader in scoring average.
Following golf, the group was served dinner and Director of Athletics Barry Alvarez spoke to the crowd. Among the former Badger greats in attendance were football players Jim Sorgi, Owen Daniels, Mark Tauscher, Bill Ferrario, Lee Evans, Chris Chambers, Darrell Bevell and Al Toon, former mens basketball players Mike Kelley, Jon Bryant, Charlie Wills, Danny Jones, Sharif Chambliss and Zach Morley, former mens hockey players Barry Richter, Mark Johnson, Mike Eaves and Adam Burish.