Badger Sports Roundup, Sept. 1

Johnson to enter LPGA, Boeser signed by Houston Aeros, Chelios Team USA captain

Johnson to enter LPGA

Former Badger golfer Malinda Johnson ended her Futures Tour run in dramatic fashion and earned an exemption card to play on the LPGA Tour Sunday. Johnson won the 18th annual York Newspaper Company Future's Classic in a one-hole playoff. Her purse was $10,500, enough to propel her from 11th to fifth on the Future Tour's season money list and onto the LPGA Tour.

After shooting a three-under-par 69 in the final round of the Classic, Johnson found herself tied with former Florida State golfer Kris Tamulis. Johnson and Tamulis replayed the 18th hole, where Johnson hit a shot from the sand to within eight feet of the hole. Tamulis missed her 25-foot put and Johnson easily sank her shot to win the classic and the fifth and final exempt card. Johnson has qualified for the LPGA and does not need to participate in the LPGA Qualifying Tournament.

Johnson finished her UW career last spring with a school record 76.19 career scoring average and also set the single-season scoring average record, 74.33.

Boeser picked up by Houston Aeros

Former UW defenseman Dan Boeser signed a one-year deal with the Houston Aeros Tuesday. The Houston Aeros are an American Hockey League team affiliated with the Minnesota Wild and Dallas Stars.

At Wisconsin, Boeser earned 17 goals and 79 points in the 153 games he played in during his four-year career at Wisconsin.

Former Badger captains Team USA in World Cup of Hockey

Chris Chelios, a former Badger defenseman from 1981-83, is serving as the captain of Team USA at the World Cup of Hockey 2004, held in Europe and North America Aug. 30-Sept. 14.

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