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Wisconsin earns 10th-place finish at UCF Challenge


Ziegler

Feb. 11, 2014

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ORLANDO, Fla. – The Badgers closed out their first competition of the spring season on Tuesday by finishing 10th at the 54-hole UCF Challenge at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. UW earned its first top-10 finish of the spring with a 17-over par 303-293-285--881.

With the 285, Wisconsin was one of only five teams in the 19-team field to finish the final 18 holes under par and the score tied the 18-hole school record at fourth. The Badgers improved to 10th after standing in 17th place after 36 holes.

After leading the field throughout 36 holes, UCF stayed atop the leaderboard after the final 18 holes on Tuesday, winning with a 7-under par 282-285-290--857. Iowa State finished second with a 6-under par 292-281-285--858, while Miami took third with an even-par 287-282-295--864 at the 6,349-yard, Par 72 course.

UCF's Fanny Cnops claimed the individual championship with a wire-to-wire 8-under par 67-70-71--208. GRU Augusta’s Casey Kennedy placed second with a 5-under par 68-71-72--211 and Sian Evans from East Tennessee St. took third place with a 4-under par 73-67-72--212.

Junior Aaren Ziegler led the Badgers, finishing with a 3-over par 78-71-70—219. Ziegler had her best tournament round on Tuesday with a 2-under par 70, tying for 33rd place.

UW senior Alexis Nelson finished second for Wisconsin and tied for 46th overall after tallying a 5-over par 73-77-71—221. Junior Kimberly Dinh tied for 50th with a 6-over par 75-75-72—222.

Additionally, freshman Brooke Ferrell tied for 58th with a 7-over par 77-74-72--223. Senior Kris Yoo rounded out the team scoring tying for 63rd place with an 8-over par 79-73-72--224.

The Badgers return to competition on Feb. 23-24, when they travels to Peoria, Az., for the Westbrook Spring Invitational at the Westbrook Golf Course.

BADGER SCORES
T33    Aaren Ziegler   78-71-70--219
T46    Alexis Nelson   73-77-71--221
T50    Kimberly Dinh   75-75-72--222
T58    Brooke Ferrell  77-74-72--223
T63    Kris Yoo        79-73-72--224

FINAL TEAM SCORES

1
24 UCF
-7 282 285 290 857
2
22 Iowa State
-6 292 281 285 858
3
33 Miami
E 287 282 295 864
4
21 Kentucky
+2 291 289 286 866
T5
  Minnesota
+5 295 287 287 869
T5
49 GRU Augusta
+5 290 289 290 869
7
  East Tennessee St.
+10 288 286 300 874
8
29 Tulane
+13 308 285 284 877
9
  Texas State
+14 291 297 290 878
10
45 Wisconsin
+17 303 293 285 881
T11
  East Carolina
+18 301 289 292 882
T11
  Campbell
+18 298 294 290 882
13
  Georgia State
+19 300 288 295 883
14
43 SMU
+20 292 295 297 884
T15
  Florida International
+25 294 301 294 889
T15
  New Mexico
+25 298 291 300 889
17
  Kennesaw State
+27 300 297 294 891
18
  South Florida
+30 290 297 307 894
19
  Western Carolina
+45 313 293 303 909
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