Oct. 17, 2012
MADISON, Wis. -- Following a record-breaking tournament of golf at the Hoosier Fall Invitational, Wisconsin’s Lindsay Danielson earned women’s golf weekly honors from the Big Ten on Wednesday.
The first Big Ten weekly award of her career, Danielson was named co-golfer of the week by the conference, splitting the honor with Paula Reto of Purdue.
Danielson took home the individual title and led the Badgers to a team title last weekend at the Belterra Resort in Florence, Ind., as the senior posted a career-best 54-hole total of 3-under par 213, which also tied for the program record.
The Osceola, Wis., native shot an even-par 72 in the first round, followed by a 4-under 68 in the second round later in the day. Heading into the final round with the outright lead, Danielson’s 1-over 73 closed out and clinched the title and career performance.
Her first career title, the performance topped Danielson’s previous career-best finish of second place in 2011 at the Lady Buckeye Invitational (72-78-77--227).
Through four tournaments and 12 rounds of golf this season, Danielson is averaging 73.75 strokes a round and on pace for the lowest average of her career.
Danielson is the first Badger to earn the golfer of the week honor in a little over a year, as Jessie Gerry was the last Wisconsin golfer to receive the nod on Sept. 28, 2011.