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Madison Native Leads the way for UW Golfers

The University of Wisconsin women’s golf team is in 14th place after the first two rounds of play Saturday at the Mountain View Collegiate at the par-72, 6,126-yard Mountain View Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz.

As the teams played the first 36 holes on Saturday, the Badgers followed their first round of seven-over par 295 with a 12-over par 300 in the second round. Wisconsin is currently 19 strokes over par after recording a score of 595, which is season-best team total for 36 holes. The Badgers trail first-place Nebraska by 23 strokes entering tomorrow’s final round.

Junior Katie Elliott (Madison, Wis.) leads the Badgers after two rounds of play. In round one, Elliott shot a one-under par 71 to finish just two strokes off the lead. Elliott followed up a front-nine 35 with a back-nine 36. In round two, Elliott fired a five-over par 77 to fall back into a tie for 35th. For the tournament, Elliott is four-over par with a 148.

Sophomores Jeana Dahl (Fargo, N.D.) and Isabel Alvarez (Gijon, Spain) are both tied for 43rd. Dahl, who recorded a three-over par 75 to tie for 40th after round one, carded a two-over par 74 in the afternoon round. For the tournament Dahl is five-over par with a 149, one stroke off her career-best for 36 holes. Alvarez had the reverse of Dahl’s scores. In round one, Alvarez recorded a career-best 74 and followed it up with a 75 in round two. Alvarez is also at a five-over par 149, a career-best for 36-holes.

Jill Ries, a senior from Middleton, Wis., is tied for 66th place after the first 36 holes of play. Ries shot an opening-round seven-over par 79 to start off in a tie for 77th place. She followed that up with a by tying her season-low of two-over par 74 to move up to her current spot. Ries tied her season-best for 36-holes with a score of nine-over par 153.

Freshman Kelsey Verbeten finds herself in a tie for 75th place. The Green Bay, Wis. native tied a career-low as she shot an opening round three-over 75 to join Dahl in a tie for 40th place. She slipped to 75th after shooting a eight-over par 80 in the second round. Verbeten has a two-round total of 11-over par 155.

Elaine Harris of Indiana and Kendall Dye of Oklahoma are tied for the individual lead as they both sit at five-under par with a 139.

The Badgers return to action tomorrow morning for the final round of the Mountain View Collegiate.


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