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Wisconsin opens Lady Paladin Invitational with impressive performance


Sept. 20, 2013


GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Wisconsin women's golf team put together an impressive performance on Friday, placing in the top five in the opening round of the Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C.

The Badgers are tied for third place with Furman after recording a 2-over par 290 on day one of the three-day, 54-hole competition at the 6,266-yard, Par 72 course.

GRU Augusta recorded a 3-under par 285 to lead all teams. Clemson stands in second place after tallying a 1-under 287.

Clemson’s Ashlan Ramsey and GRU Augusta’s Eunice Yi sit atop the leader board tied with a 4-under par 68. The Tigers’ Sloan Shanahan and the Jaguars’ Casey Kennedy added to their team’s top performances, finishing tied for third place with a 3-under par 69.

Leading the way for the Badgers is the duo of senior Alexis Nelson and freshman Brooke Ferrell. Both finished round one with an even par 72 tied for 10th place. Nelson recorded three birdies, while Ferrell tallied four birdies on the first 18 holes.

Ferrell’s score of 72 ties her 18-hole career low, which she earned in her collegiate debut at the 2013 Cougar Classic on Sept. 8-10.

Also competing for UW, senior Kris Yoo and junior Aaren Ziegler recorded a 1-over par 73 and are tied for 13th place, while junior Kimberly Dinh closed out the day for the Badgers tied for 68th place with a 7-over par 79.

The competition continues on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 21-22. Wisconsin tees off the second round on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. (CT) with a shotgun start. Follow live scoring at golfstat.com.

UW Scores
T10 Brooke Ferrell E, 72
T10 Alexis Nelson E, 72
T13 Kris Yoo +1, 73
T13 Aaren Ziegler +1, 73
T68 Kimberly Dinh +7, 79

First-Round Team Results
1 GRU Augusta -3, 285
2 Clemson -1, 287
T3 Furman +2, 290
T3 Wisconsin +2, 290
5 Florida State +6, 294
T6 Coastal Carolina +13, 301
T6 East Carolina +13, 301
T8 Georgia State +14, 302
T8 Wofford College +14, 302
T8 Texas A&M +14, 302
T8 UNC Wilmington +14, 302
12 Kennesaw State +18 306
13 Samford +19, 307
14 Southern Mississippi +26, 314
15 Nova Southeastern +28, 316
16 UNCG +38, 326

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