April 10, 2012
Final Team and Individual Results
MELBOURNE, Fla. -- Turning in the second-best team score of the day, the Wisconsin women's golf team shot 2-over par, 290 Tuesday afternoon and held on to third place with 289-302-290=881 at the Knights and Pirates Invitational, just four strokes off the champion and host UCF.
The Badgers turned in performances in Melbourne, Fla., Monday and Tuesday that rank among the top all-time in program history. The team's first round score of 289 ranks as the fourth-lowest all-time for a single round in team history.
Additionally, the team's two-round score of 591 tied for the sixth-best score in team history through 36-holes. The Badgers also turned in the program's fifth-best 54-hole score all-time at 881.
Redshirt freshman Kimberly Dinh led the charge for Wisconsin, shooting 1-over par for the day Tuesday, which followed a 3-over par performances through the first 36 holes. At 2-over par 71-74-73=218, Dinh had her best tournament finish as a Badger tying for third overall, just five strokes off the lead of champion and Texas Tech Aggie Deborah Devilla.
Dinh, who birdied three holes Tuesday, birdied 10 holes overall through the tournament.
Having already set a new personal 36-hole best Monday, Dinh also shattered her previous 54-hole best by five strokes. Dinh's third place finish is the highest for a Badger at a tournament outside of Madison since junior Lindsay Danielson placed second at the Lady Buckeye Invitational last April 17.
Danielson meanwhile used a superb final round to surge 10 spots in the final standings Tuesday. Danielson finished tied for 15th with 72-79-72=223 after shooting an even par through the final 18 holes. Danielson also shot for par through the first 18 holes, followed by a +7 performance through the second round to finish at +7 overall.
Sophomore Kris Yoo also shot for par Tuesday and also surged 10 spots to match Danielson at 15th place and 7-over par overall. Yoo had previously turned in +2 and +5 performances through the first two rounds.
Sophomore Alexis Nelson, who finished play Monday in fourth place, slipped a few spots in the final round with a +9, 81 performance. Nelson, who had shot for par through the first 36, finished the tournament +9 overall, good for 21st place.
Freshman Aaren Ziegler, competing as an individual, turned in her best round of the tournament Tuesday, shooting +3, 75 Tuesday to finish at +16 overall.
Meanwhile, after a tough first two rounds, senior Jessie Gerry found her stride Tuesday, jumping 12 spots with a +1 performance that featured five birdies. Gerry finished the tournament at +20 overall.
The Badgers now head to French Lick, Ind., April 27-29 for the Big Ten Championships. Wisconsin faced three other Big Ten squads at the Knights and Pirates Invitational, with Purdue finishing at 4th overall, Michigan grabbing a tie for 5th and Illinois coming in at 7th.
T3: Kimberly Dinh, 71-74-73=218, +2
T15: Lindsay Danielson, 72-79-72=223, +7
T15: Kris Yoo, 74-77-72=223, +7
T21: Alexis Nelson, 72-72-81=225, +9
(INDV) 50: Aaren Ziegler, 76-81-75=232, +16
T61: Jessie Gerry, 82-81-73=236, +20
1: UCF, 293-292-292=877, +13
2: Texas Tech, 287-294-297=878, +14
3: Wisconsin, 289-302-290=881, +17
4: Purdue, 305-295-288=888, +24
T5: Chattanooga, 298-298-299=895, +31
T5: Michigan, 298-299-298=895, +31
7: Illinois, 298-309-297=904, +40
8: South Florida, 307-302-298=907, +43
9: Florida International, 303-302-303=908, +44
10: East Carolina, 296-312-302=910, +46
11: James Madison, 300-316-300=916, +52
12: Georgia State, 300-311-308=919, +55
13: Furman, 301-318-306=925, +61
14: Boston College, 309-308-309=926, +62
15: Kansas, 317-316-323=956, +92