Oct. 10, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin women’s golf team continues its fall season competing in the Hoosier Fall Invite at the Belterra Resort in Florence, Ind., on Saturday and Sunday.
Indiana plays host to a field of 13 teams, which includes Augusta State, Ball State, Boston College, Delaware, ETSU, Illinois, Illinois State, Indiana, Iowa State, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin. The Badgers enter competition as the sole top 50 team in the field, ranking No. 47 in the recent Golfweek rankings.
Five teams return after competing in the tournament last season, including Illinois who took third place. Eastern Michigan took home the team title last season, but will not make an appearance this season to defend its title. Wisconsin did not appear in the tournament last season.
Teams will compete through 54 holes, golfing three rounds of the Par 72, 6,200-yard course over two days. Scoring format will be five count four plus one individual.
Travelling for Wisconsin will be Abby Busler, Lindsay Danielson, Kimberly Dinh, Alyssa Elliott, Alexis Nelson, Kris Yoo and Aaren Ziegler.
Danielson paced the Badgers to a ninth place finish last week at the Windy City Collegiate Classic in Glen View, Ill., shooting a 4-over par 73-72-75--220 and finishing in 13th place individually. The senior from Osceola, Wis., looks to follow up her best performance of the season -- also just two shots off from a career best -- and card another impressive score this weekend.
Danielson, Dinh, Nelson, Yoo and Ziegler combined to record the second-best team score of the season (300-299-306--905) for Wisconsin. As a combined unit, UW is averaging a score of 300.77 strokes per round, having already played a total of 9 rounds this season.
Elliott joins the team after travelling last weekend, but will compete separately as an individual and not factor into team scoring. Busler will also travel and play individually, but makes her debut appearance of the season.
The tournament begins Saturday with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. (CT). Teams and athletes will compete in 36 holes of continuous play on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday.
Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com.