Men's golf: Badgers in fifth place

Wisconsin cards a four-over-par 292 on day one of Big Ten Championship

The University of Wisconsin men's golf team is tied for fifth place after day one of the Big Ten Championship at University Ridge Golf Course in Verona, Wis. The Badgers shot a four-over-par 292, paced by even-par rounds of 72 from sophomore Garrett Jones and senior Kevin Tassistro.

Indiana senior Jeff Overton tied a course record and set a new collegiate course record with a blistering seven-under 65 to take a three-shot lead in the individual competition into Saturday's second round.

Michigan State leads all teams with a seven-under 281, paced by Matt Harmon and Ryan Brehm, who are tied with Minnesota's Ben Greve for second place at four-under individually.

Indiana is second in the team competition at five-under 283, followed by Minnesota (three-under 285) and defending champion Ohio State (three-over 291). Purdue is tied with Wisconsin in fifth place at four-over.

UW's top individuals, Jones and Tassistro, are tied for 12th overall. Senior Brian Brodell is tied for 18th place (one-over 73), sophomore Adam DeLawyer is tied for 34th (three-over 75) and freshman Jeff Kaiser is 54th (eight-over 80).

"Garrett and Kevin played well today, and I expect them to play well the rest of the weekend," UW coach Jim Schuman said. "As a team, I thought we played the golf course decently, but a few mistakes here and there hurt us."


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