GREENVILLE, S.C. – The Wisconsin women’s golf team recorded a record-setting win at the 54-hole Lady Paladin Invitational at the Furman University Golf Course in Greenville, S.C.
The Badgers were crowned tournament champion with a 1-over par 290-294-281--865. After shooting the fifth best 36-hole score in school history on Saturday with an 8-over par 290-294--584, UW closed out the competition on Sunday with a third-round score of 281 to set the school 54-hole record. The previous record of 870 was set in 2009 at the Challlenge of Onion Creek in Austin, Tex.
Clemson took second behind UW with a 3-over par 287-291-289--867, while GRU Augusta rounded out the top-3 teams with a 9-over par 285-288-297--870.
UW senior Kris Yoo and freshman Brooke Ferrell both placed in the top-5. Yoo tied for third place with a 3-under par 73-70-70--213, which is her 54-hole career low and ties the school 54-hole record set in 2012 by Lindsay Danielson.
Ferrell tallied a 2-under par 72-74-68--214 placing fifth. Her score of 214 is a 54-hole career best, while her third-round score of 68 is an 18-hole career low and ties for a sixth best 18-hole score in school records.
Senior Alexis Nelson placed 11th with a 2-over par 72-77-69--218, while junior Aaren Ziegler ended the competition tied for 31st with an 11-over 73-80-74--227.
Rounding out the invitational for Wisconsin was junior Kimberly Dinh, who recorded a 45th-place finish with a 14-over par 79-73-78--230.
Competing as an individual, UW freshman Aya Johnson tied for 41st with a 13-over par 76-78-75--229.