Badgers in top-10 after 36 holes of Wolf Run Intercollegiate


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Sept. 21, 2013

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. – In its season opener, the Wisconsin men's golf team put together a strong team effort on Saturday to place seventh with a 35-over par 301-302--603 at the 54-hole Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville, Ind.

The final 18 holes will be played Sunday with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. (CT) at the 7,155-yard, Par 71 course.

The University of Illinois leads after round two with a 5-under 282-281--563.

No. 20-ranked Illinois was crowned tournament champion last fall after shooting a 3-over par 289-278-288--855 and will look to defend its title when competition resumes on Sunday. The two-time defending Big Ten champions have won the tournament the last three times it has been held, in 2012, 2010 and 2009.

The Badgers finished the first 18 holes tied for fourth place with a 17-over par 301. Wisconsin is in seventh place after the second round with a 35-over par 301-302--603.

John Gullberg led UW in both rounds. The senior finished with a 2-over par 73 after the first 18 holes and ended the day tied for 11th with a 5-over 73-74--147. Gullberg’s 36-hole score of 147 is a career best.

Senior Zach Balit tallied a 36-hole career-best 7-over par 75-74--149 and is tied for 19th after round two. Balit earned a 4-over 75 in round one.

UW sophomore Matt Ross opened his season with a 5-over par 76 in round one and closed out the day tied for 34th with an 11-over par 76-77--153.

After completing both rounds with a 6-over par 77, senior Robert Jacobsen stands tied for 39th place with a 12-over par 77-77--154.

In his collegiate debut, freshman Ben Skogen recorded a 16-over par 87 in round one of competition and improved withan 8-over par 79 in round two, to bring his total to 24-over par 87-79--166.

UW Scores
T11 John Gullberg +5, 73-74--147
T19 Zach Balit +7, 75-74--149
T34 Matt Ross +11, 76-77--153
T39 Robert Jacobsen +12, 77-77--154
T69 Ben Skogen +24, 87-79--166

Team Results
1 Illinois -5, 282-281--563
2 Kentucky +20, 299-289--588
3 Auburn +23, 297-294--591
4 Ohio +30, 307-291--598
5 Minnesota +31, 301-298--599
6 Indiana +33, 303-298--601
7 Wisconsin +35, 301-302--603
8 Miami (OH) +36, 301-303--604
9 Toledo +46, 313-301--614
10 Oakland +51, 312-307--619
11 IUPUI +58, 317-309--626
12 Illinois State +63, 324-307--631
13 IPFW +77, 327-318--645
14 Northern Illinois +84, 328-324--652

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