Badger Sports Roundup, May 2

Men's crew continues winning ways, takes Jablonic Cup; men's golf finishes ninth at Fossum

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A month of perfection: men's rowing undefeated in last four weeks


The No. 6 men's rowing team owned the Charles River in Boston, Mass., this weekend, winning every race it ran. Wisconsin's varsity eight boat captured the Jablonic Cup with a win over No. 15 Boston University Sunday.


Behind most of the race, the varsity eight team pulled ahead of the Terriers with 100 meters left in the 2,000-meter course and won the race in 6:16.7, only 1.6 seconds ahead of Boston University.


"The varsity was a real fight," head coach Chris Clark said. "We were up by as much as a length, maybe a little open water with 500 meters to go. BU came storming back and ended up closing it to less than a length at the finish."


In the freshman eight race, Wisconsin won in 6:24.1 but by even less of a margin—Boston University clocked in just 1.4 seconds behind the Badgers. Wisconsin's second varsity eight won its event in 6:23.4 while Boston University came in more than 10 seconds later.


M.I.T. also participated in the event and the Engineers took third in each race.


—Katie Gilbert


Badger men's golf finishes ninth at Fossum Invitational


Wisconsin carded 18- and 54-hole spring lows at the Bruce Fossum/Taylor Made Invitational, taking ninth in the 14-team weekend tournament in East Lansing, Mich.


Indiana won the invitational at Forest Akers West Golf Course with an 880. Hoosier junior Jeff Overton claimed the individual medal with a six-under par 210.


Wisconsin entered Sunday's final round in 10th place after shooting a 608 over 36 holes Saturday. The Badgers moved up one place with their best round of the spring, a 298, Sunday, good for a 3-round total 906.


Freshman Garrett Jones led Wisconsin with a 3-round total 224, good for a tie for 15th individually. Junior Dylan Esterling recorded the team's lowest final round (72) and finished tied for 49th (232).


After firing a career-best 68 in the second round Saturday, junior Kevin Tassistro finished in a tie for 36th with a 229. Junior Brian Brodell was one stroke behind him in a tie for 41st (230). Junior Ryan Conn, turning in the next lowest score Sunday (73) behind Esterling, finished with a 236 for 63rd.


Next up for the Badgers is the Big Ten Championship May 7-9. The 72-hole tournament will be hosted by Michigan at the par-71, 6,704-yard University of Michigan Golf Course.


—Jonathan Linder

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