Oct. 7, 2011
MADISON, Wis. – Following a victory at the Badger Invitational two weeks ago, the women’s golf team heads back to the links Oct. 10-11 at the Lady Northern Invitational in French Lick, Ind.
The tournament is an early preview for Big Ten competition this season. Nine-of-12 conference squads are participating in the invitational hosted at the Donald Ross Golf Course, also the site of the Big Ten Championships in April.
Four teams in the field of 12 find themselves in the latest Golf Week/ Sagarin top-50, including No. 30 Iowa State and No. 35 Illinois.
The Badgers will travel with six, including junior Lindsay Danielson, who leads Wisconsin with the lowest round average score this season, 74.67. Senior Jessie Gerry, who this past week earned Big Ten Co-Golfer of the week honors, has thus far posted the second best average at 75.
Also traveling for the Badgers are junior Alyssa Elliott, sophomore Kris Yoo and freshmen Dana Voss and Kimberly Dinh.
Voss and Dinh both made their collegiate debut last week at the Badger Invitational, placing sixth and 10th, respectively. Those strong efforts earned the two their first travel opportunity at the college level.
Wisconsin finished seventh at the Lady Northern last season, with Purdue winning the competition by 16 strokes. Elliott led the Badgers, finishing in 15th place after shooting a career-best 69 on the final round. Danielson finished 25th.
The three Big Ten schools not participating in the Lady Northern include Purdue, Northwestern and Michigan State. Augusta State, Iowa State and University of the Central Florida will also compete.