April 28, 2013
• Big Ten Championship Results | Big Ten Championship Central
French Lick, Ind. -- Recording its best 18-hole total of the tournament and fourth-best team score of the day, the University of Wisconsin women's golf team earned a sixth place finish at the 2013 Big Ten Women's Golf Championships in French Lick, Ind., on Sunday.
The Badgers entered the final day of the 54-hole conference championship in seventh place at 40-over par 305-311=601, then scored 13-over par 301 on the host Donald Ross Golf Course to finish sixth.
No. 29 Northwestern (287-295-302=884) and No. 15 Purdue (293-294-297=884) each finished the 54-hole conference championship at 20-over par to share the team title as co-champions. Rounding out the top three was No. 24 Michigan State at 25-over par 303-297-289=889.
Paula Reto of Purdue ran away with the individual title over the final round, shooting 70-over par on the day and 4-under par 71-71-70-212. Michigan State's Caroline Powers began the day in a tie for seventh place, but surged up the leaderboard to finish runner-up at 3-over par 75-73-71=219.
Reto and Powers were both named to the All-Championships team, along with the four other low medalists, which were Allyssa Ferrell of Michigan State, Christine Meier of Michigan State, Kaitlin Park of Northwestern and Katlyn Elliot of Penn State.
Lindsay Danielson, Kimberly Dinh, Alexis Nelson, Kris Yoo and Aaren Ziegler closed out the tournament for Wisconsin, as three finished in the top 26 individually. Alyssa Elliott did not compete over the final round, after withdrawing from competition.
Nelson continued to lead the way for Wisconsin, recording a season-low 54-hole total (74-75-76=225) to tie for 12th place. The finish marked the highest of the season for the junior from Mason, Ohio, by outperforming her total from last weekend at the Lady Buckeye Invitational, where she tied for 22nd place.
Yoo continued her strong season with another top-20, ending her conference tournament at 10-over par 74-77-75=226 and tying for 16th place. The junior from Schaumburg, Ill., began her day, stroking three birdies over the first eight holes, but ended with six bogeys, including three straight to close her round at 3-over par 75.
With her most recent performance, Yoo has finished no lower than 16th place individually in seven of her last eight tournaments, and as high as runner-up at the BYU Entrada Classic, March 18-19.
Ziegler earned the fourth-best individual finish of her career and best of the spring season by tying for 26th place. The sophomore from Canby, Ore., golfed an even front nine, then finished her final round by carding three birdies to four bogeys for 1-over par 73 on the day and 14-over par 80-77-73=230 for the tournament.
Wisconsin prepares next for the NCAA Regionals, which take place May 9-11 at the Jimmie Austin Golf Course in Norman, Okla.
T12 Alexis Nelson 74-75-76=225, +9
T16 Kris Yoo 74-77-75=226, +10
T26 Aaren Ziegler 80-77-73=230, +14
T47 Kimberly Dinh 79-82-77=238, +22
T53 Lindsay Danielson 78-85-77=240, +24
72 Alyssa Elliott 79-89-WD
T1 Northwestern 287-295-302=884, +20
T1 Purdue 293-294-297=884, +20
3 Michigan State 303-297-289=889, +25
4 Penn State 296-305-299=900, +36
5 Indiana 310-303-303=916, +52
6 Wisconsin 305-311-301=917, +53
7 Ohio State 301-307-310=918, +54
8 Minnesota 312-305-304=921, +57
9 Iowa 313-306-305=924, +60
10 Michigan 306-316-310=932 +68
11 Nebraska 321-313-301=935, +71
12 Illinois 311-318-317=946, +82