Garrett Jones, a junior golfer at the University of Wisconsin, was defeated by Brigham Young University junior Clay Ogden in the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship Friday at Shaker Run Golf Club in Lebanon, Ohio.
Ogden earned a 2-and-1 win over Jones after two rain delays; Jones and Ogden were all square after 12 holes when the first rain delay hit at 2:45 p.m. Eastern. That one lasted 100 minutes. After play resumed, Ogden took a 1 up lead after Jones bogeyed the par-3 14th hole.
Jones answered with a birdie on No. 15 to bring it back to all square and the two competitors were then met with an 86-minute rain delay. When they were cleared to play again, Ogden put the match away, going par-birdie on holes 16 and 17, while Jones carded a par of bogies to fall two holes back with one hole to play, ending the match.
Ogden reached the semifinals after defeating 15-year-old star Michelle Wie 5-and-4 in a quarterfinal Friday morning. He is facing Martin Ureta of Chile in Saturday's 36-hole final.
In his quarterfinal Friday morning, Jones won the first three holes against Indiana senior Brad Marek and cruised to a 4-and-3 victory.
Because he reached the semifinals, Jones received an exemption to the APL for the next two years.
Current, former and future Badgers compete at State Amateurs
Wisconsin men's golfer Jeff Kaiser finished in a tie for fourth at the Wisconsin State Golf Association State Amateur competition, held July 11-14 at the Brown County Golf Club. The sophomore finished even par with a 288 (76-70-72-70).
Ryan Conn, who recently completed his career at Wisconsin, tied for 10th with a 290 (74-72-71-73).
Redshirt freshman Patrick Duffy finished in sole possession of 16th with a 293 (71-70-74-78). And incoming recruit Tyler Obermueller tied for 18th with a 295 (72-77-73-73).
Anderson scores seven in USA win
Wisconsin sophomore guard Jolene Anderson scored seven points and added a steal and a block as Team USA downed Russia 98-65 Friday in the first round of the FIBA Women's U19 World Championship in Tunis, Tunisia.
Team USA, led by Duke head coach Gail Goestenkors, will face Congo Saturday.
Badger soccer names new assistant
Nick Carlin-Voight has been named an assistant coach of the Wisconsin women's soccer team, head coach Dean Duerst announced in a statement Friday.
Carlin-Voight comes to Wisconsin from Kalamazoo, Mich., where he starred at Kalamazoo College and helped the Hornets to three Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships. He has also played semi-pro soccer for the PDL's Kalamazoo Kingdom, where he was second in the nation in shutouts and fourth in goals-against average. He was also an assistant coach for the men's team at Kalamazoo College and helped with the women's program.
"Nick will make an incredible addition to the current staff," Duerst said. "He has a very well-rounded background and is very passionate about the game. His strength is in the defensive aspects of the game and goalkeeping. Nick had a very successful academic and athletic career and (UW assistant coach) Carrie Barker and I are very eager to begin working with him."
Former Badger new UNC assistant coach
Former Wisconsin volleyball star Lizzy Fitzgerald Stemke has accepted a position as the assistant volleyball coach at the University of North Carolina.
Stemke, a two-time All-American setter at Wisconsin, has played on several professional teams since she ended her career at Wisconsin in 2001, and she was a member of the silver medal-winning United States National Team at the World Championships in 2002.
Stemke, who spent three years with the U.S. National Team, also coached as a volunteer assistant at the University of Central Florida. She has also set up and worked with volleyball clubs and camps, including the Next Level Volleyball Camp, which she founded.
"I am delighted to announce the addition of Lizzy Stemke to our coaching staff," UNC coach Joe Sagula said. "She brings a wealth of volleyball knowledge as a top collegiate player along with her international playing experience. She is an excellent teacher of the game, having conducted clinics and camps throughout the country."
Lizzy Stemke is married to former Wisconsin punter Kevin Stemke.