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Seahawk Intercollegiate shortened to 36 holes

March 17, 2014


March 17, 2014

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WILMINGTON, N.C.- Poor weather has forced the shortening of the Seahawk Intercollegiate in Wilmington, N.C., to just 36 holes. The final round March 17 was cancelled.

UW opened its 10-day spring break trip with what was expected to be a two-day event at the par 72, 6,761-yard Nicklaus course. After shooting a 4-over par 292 in round one, the Badgers ended round two with a 17-over par 305 to finish in eighth out of the 13-team field with a 21-over par 292-305--597.

South Carolina led the field after two rounds and won the tournamnet with a 16-under par 273-287--560. The Gamecocks had an 18-hole score of 273 and 36-hole score of 560 which are both tournament records. ETSU placed second place with a 3-over par 279-300--579, while Ohio State (282-299) and Louisville (278-303) tied for third place with a 5-over par 581.

Individually, South Carolina’s Will Starke won with a 7-under par 64-73--137, which is a tournament record. Davidson College’s Sam Echikson was second with a 6-under par 64-74--138 and the Gamecocks' Matthew NeSmith rounds out the top-three with a 5-under par 70-69--139.

Battling tough conditions with rain and wind on March 16, several Badgers set career bests. Leading the way for the Badgers was redshirt senior Robert Jacobsen, placing fifth in the 78-player field. Jacobsen shot new 36-hole best 3-under par 72-69--141.

"What a wild day today,” UW head coach Michael Burcin said. “We battled driving rain and heavy winds for 10 hours today.  The afternoon was extremely difficult which makes (Robert)'s round of 69 very special.”

Redshirt senior Jack Watson tied for 32nd place overall with a 7-over par 77-74--151. In his first stroke-play tournament as a Badger, freshman Richard Hubbard tied for 47th with a 10-over par 72-82--154. Hubbard’s first round even-par 72 sets his 18-hole career low.

Redshirt senior Zach Balit shot a 1-under par 71 in round one and ended the day tied for 54th with an 11-over par 71-84--155. Freshman Tommy Schofield rounded out the Badgers’ roster tied for 67th with a 16-over par 80-80--160.

Competing as an individual, freshman Ben Skogen tied for 24th with a 72-76--148. Skogen’s 18-hole score of 72 and 36-hole score of 148 are career bests.

Wisconsin continues its spring break competiion schedule traveling to Awendaw, S.C., on March 23-25 for the 54-hole Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at the par 72, 7,282-yard Bulls Bay Golf Club. 

Wisconsin Results
5 Robert Jacobsen 72-69--141, -3
T24* Ben Skogen 72-76--148, +4
T32 Jack Watson 77-74--151, +7
T47 Richard Hubbard 72-82--154, +10
T54 Zach Balit 71-84--155, +11
T67 Tommy Schofield 80-80--160, +16
*Skogen is competing as an individual

Team Results
1   South Carolina 273-287--560,  -16
2   ETSU 279-300--579,  +3
T3   Ohio State 282-299--581, +5
T3   Louisville 278-303--581, +5
5   Davidson College 278-308--586, +10
6   Campbell  286-301--587, +11
7   UNCW 287-309--596, +20
8   Wisconsin 292-305--597,  +21
9   Elon  300-299--599,  +23
10   Army 293-314--607,  +31
11   East Carolina 298-312--610, +34
12   Navy 307-315--622, +46
13   Delaware 308-327--635, +59

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