June 19, 2014
June 19, 2014
MADISON, Wis. - Sophomore-to-be Brooke Ferrell continues her great golf season with a second place finish in the 36-hole Wisconsin Women's State Golf Open held June 17-18 at par 71 Maple Bluff Country Club in Madison, Wis.
Ferrell finished a stroke back of her sister and playing partner, Allyssa, with a 5-under par 68-69--137. Alyssa, who recently graduated from Michigan State and turned pro, had a 68-68--136 to win the tournament.
It is not the first time the Edgerton, Wis., natives have gone head-to-head. Brooke finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships hitting the best round of the day in the finals to finish with a 5-over 78-75-68--221. Ferrell's performance was the best by a UW freshman at the Big Ten championships and was the best conference finish for a Badger since Malinda Johnson took fourth in 2004.
Her sister finished fifth with an 8-over 74-75-75--224, but had the satisfaction of hitting the final putt that gave her Spartan team the co-Big Championship title with Ohio State.
Ferrell completed her inaugural season at UW setting the UW freshman scoring record with her 75.34 strokes per round.
Also playing in the tournament were UW recruits Gabby Curtis of Altoona, Wis., who placed seventh with a 5-over par 74-73--147, and Rachel Klongland of Stoughton, Wis., who placed ninth with a 7-over 73-76--149. Both will be freshmen when competition starts this fall.
Former Badger Jessie Gerry of Madison was tied for fifth with a 75-71--146