March 19, 2014
MADISON, Wis. -- UW's Robert Jacobsen earned his second Big Ten Conference Golfer of the Week honor as announced today by the conference office.
Jacobsen shot a career-best score and had his second top-five finish of the year in windy conditions at the rain-shortened 36-hole Seahawk Intercollegiate March 16 in Wilmington, N.C.
The redshirt senior from Racine, Wis., carded a career 36-hole best 3-under par 72-69--141 in difficult conditions for fifth place in the 78-person field. Jacobsen had the most birdies in the field with 13, and the best 18-hole score in the final round of the tournament with a 69 at the 6,761-yard, par-72 Nicklaus Course.
Badger Coach Michael Burcin commented at the time of the tournament, "What a wild day today. 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."
Jacobsen has played all 17 rounds for the Badgers this season and is leading the team with a career-best 73.53 average. His current season average ranks among the top-10 all-time in UW records. His best finish at a tournament and best 54-hole score was a third-place tie at the Badger Invitational (74-73-68--215) where he had career marks for 18 and 54-holes.
Jacobsen won his first conference honor on Oct. 2, 2013, after tying for third at the Badgers' home event Sept. 29-Oct. 1. Prior to that, UW's last conference weekly honoree was Anthony Aicher on Sept. 28, 2011.
Wisconsin continues its spring break competition 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.