Legends of Wisconsin Classic hosts more than 160 golfers


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July 1, 2013

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MADISON, Wis. -- More than 160 golfers descended on University Ridge for the 12th-annual Legends of Wisconsin Golf Classic, hosted by the Wisconsin Athletic Development office and the National W Club, last week.

The Legends of Wisconsin Classic is one of the most unique events put on each year by the UW Athletic Department, bringing together two very notable groups; former Badgers greats and those individuals that generously contribute to Wisconsin Athletics.

The day started with a clinic hosted by two-time U.S. Open champion Andy North and PGA tour professional and Madison native Jerry Kelly. North and Kelly took the group on a walkthrough of how they would play Holes 1 and 9 at University Ridge Golf Course and gave pointers of different golf scenarios.

After the clinic, the golfers ate lunch before a shotgun start for the five-person scramble. Groups included Badgers legends, donors and current student-athletes.

Legends in attendance for the dinner and golf included, Barry Alvarez, Joe Armentrout, Jim Bakken, Brian Butch, Ron Dayne, Derek Engler, Bill Ferrario, Blake Geoffrion, Chris Ghidorzi, David Greenwood, Nick Greisen, Trent Jackson, Lance Kendricks, Jim Lemon, Jim Leonhard, Matt Lepay, Chris Maragos, Billy Marek, Cecil Martin, John Moffitt, Bill Nagy, Joe Panos, Casey Rabach, Barry Richter, Pat Richter, Jeff Rotsch, Tarek Saleh, Gary Shuchuk, Jack Skille, Greg Steimsma, Chris Tancill, Mark Tauscher, Joe Thomas, Scott Tolzien, Matt VandenBoom, Stu Voigt and Theran Welsh.

Student-athletes participants included Jared Abbrederis, Beau Allen, Chris Borland, Ben Brust, Ryan Groy and Frank Kaminsky and UW coaches Gary Andersen, Bo Ryan, Bobbie Kelsey, Mike Burcin and Todd Oehrlein.

The day concluded with a dinner and hole prizes.

More than 15,000 donors contribute annually to support Wisconsin Athletics and the educational and facility needs for over 800 student-athletes that compete in 23 varsity sports.

For more information about the various benefits of being a donor to Wisconsin Athletics contact the Wisconsin Athletic Development office at (608) 262-1000 or development@uwbadgers.com.

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