Feb. 10, 2012
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MADISON, Wis. - The Badgers opened the spring season Friday at the Big Ten Match Play Tournament at the Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla. Wisconsin lost to Ohio State 4-2 in the first round, sending the team to the consolation bracket.
"We are disappointed to lose a very close match to Ohio State," said head coach Michael Burcin. "We had an opportunity at the very end to tie and possibly win the match over a very good Buckeye team."
UW's two wins came from Thomas O'Bryan and Chris Meyer. O'Bryan won 2&1 against Ohio State's Grant Weaver and Meyer won 4&3 against Boo Timko.
"While not looking for moral victories, Chris Meyer and freshman Thomas O'Bryan played some great golf today in the getting victories for us, while we had some other guys work real hard in some tight matches," said Burcin.
In the No. 1 spot for Wisconsin, Anthony Aicher lost to the Buckeye's Alex Redfield 4&3. Newcomer Zach Balit played in the No. 4 spot for the Badgers and lost to Dan Charen 7&6. Brady Keegan lost to Logan Jones 2&1 and Thomas Welk was able to take the match all the way out to 18 holes, but lost to Matt Turner 2 up.
"We are looking forward to our next opportunity tomorrow and continuing to make some more progress," said Burcin.
The Badgers will play on Saturday in the consolation bracket against Nebraska. Live scoring will be available on the AJGA site.
Big Ten Match Play Results
Minnesota defeats Michigan 4-1-1
Nebraska defeats Michigan State 3-3-0
Northwestern defeats Penn State 3-3-0
Ohio State defeats Wisconsin 4-2-0
FRIDAY AFTERNOON- Quarterfinals
Minnesota defeats Illinois 3-3-0
Purdue defeats Nebraska 5-1-0
Northwestern defeats Iowa 4-2-0
Ohio State defeats Indiana 3-2-1
Semi-finals: Saturday morning
Minnesota vs. Purdue
Northwestern vs. Ohio State