Jim Schuman, the Wisconsin men's head golf coach, won his third Wisconsin PGA championship Tuesday, shooting a 3-under 213 at The Bull at Pinehurst Farms in Sheboygan Falls.
Schuman shot a 3-over-par 75 on Monday, a 2-under 70 Tuesday morning and a 4-under 68 (including four birdies and no bogeys) Tuesday afternoon, defeating his nearest competitor by nine strokes. Schuman previously won the PGA stroke and match play titles in 2001 and 2002.
Jones advances to second round at USAPL
Garrett Jones, a junior Wisconsin men's golfer, has advanced to the second round of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship and will face Jamie Miller, of Silver Creek, N.Y. The championship is being played at the Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio, July 11-16.
Jones defeated Jacob Low 3 and 2 Wednesday in match play to advance, while Miller defeated Orlando's Giwon Suh 5 and 4.
Badger golfers competing in State Amateur
Wisconsin redshirt freshman Patrick Duffy and sophomore Jeff Kaiser are competing in the Wisconsin State Amateur Championship at Brown County Golf Club in Oneida July 11-14. Duffy, who was in third after Tuesday's round, slipped to a tie for fifth after shooting a 74 Wednesday. He is currently at a 1-under-par 215. Kaiser is in a tie for 15th with a 2-over 218 (76-70-72).
The tournament concludes with two more rounds on Wednesday and Thursday.
Former Badgers invited to Olympic women's hockey festival
Molly Engstrom and Kerry Weiland, two former defenders on the Wisconsin women's hockey team, have been invited to participate in the 2005 USA Hockey National Women's Festival, which serves as a selection camp for the U.S. women's national team that will compete at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.
The camp, Aug. 18-25 in Lake Placid, N.Y., boasts 40 of the top hockey players in the country, including 11 who participated in the 1998 and/or 2002 Olympics and all 20 members of the 2005 world champion women's national team. Of those invited to the camp, 11 are current and former Western Collegiate Hockey Association athletes. Those at the festival will be divided into teams for daily practices and a round-robin tournament. USA Hockey will announce the roster for the U.S. national team Aug. 25; the team will train and compete throughout the United States prior to the 2006 Olympics.
Engstrom, who participated on that 2005 world championship team, earned first-team All-America honors as a senior and was named WCHA Defensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior. The first-team All-WCHA pick, a Patty Kazmaier Memorial Award finalist, was one of the top scoring defenders in the nation.
Weiland, who competed with UW from 1999-2003, was most recently with the National Women's Hockey League's Brampton Thunder, based in Ontario. While at Wisconsin, she had 34 goals and 90 assists in 133 games. She was a four-time All-WCHA pick.