Wisconsin junior golfer Garrett Jones shot a 3-under par 285 at the Wisconsin State Open, finishing second in the tournament that wrapped up Wednesday. En route to the second-place finish, he defeated current and former Badgers and even his coach, Jim Schuman.
Jones, competing on the Meadow Valleys course at Blackwolf Run, shot a 67 Wednesday morning, tying the low course record for a competitive round. He also shot a 75, 71 and 72 over the three-day, four-round tournament. He finished behind former Wisconsin golfer Ben Walter, who posted a 282 (72-71-68-71) to win the event.
Badger sophomore Jeff Kaiser also competed in the tournament, finishing in a tie for 32nd with a 300 (72-75-76-77), while former Badgers Jon Turcott (tie for third with a 287), David Roesch (tie for fifth with a 288) and Brian Brodell (tie for 22nd with a 295) also competed.
Schuman tied for 18th with a 293 (74-71-71-77).
Tegen named Stanford cross country coach
Former Wisconsin women's track and cross country coach Peter Tegen has been hired as Stanford University's new cross country coach for both its men's and women's teams.
Tegen was appointed to the position by new Cardinal director of track and field/cross country Edrick Floreal on Wednesday.
"Peter Tegen is one of the most sought after middle distance and distance coaches in the country," Floreal said. "His ability to develop great runners is known throughout the world. He is a great coach and person. He relates to his athletes, and his athletes love him. Peter will be a huge plus to the Cardinal program."
Tegen was a coach at Wisconsin for 30 years before he ended his Badger career in the spring of 2004; he coached more than 43 national champions in track and cross country and coached athletes who earned more than 250 All-Americans.
Football receives votes in AP poll
The UW football team received five points in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll, the 42nd highest total in the nation. Four Big Ten teams are in the top 15: No. 4 Michigan (1,329 points), No. 6 Ohio State (1,205), No. 11 Iowa (1,011) and No. 15 Purdue (711). In addition to UW, two other conference teams received votes: Minnesota (18 points) and Penn State (11).
Men's soccer defeats UW-Parkside in exhibition
The Wisconsin men's soccer team defeated the University of Wisconsin-Parkside 3-1 in an exhibition game in Madison Saturday night.
Playing in three 30-minute periods, junior forward/midfielder Reid Johnson put Wisconsin on the board with a goal in the second period. UW-Parkside followed that with a goal in the third period from Joe Hnath but Wisconsin sophomore midfielder/forward Christopher Ede scored the game-winner in the 72nd minute. In the final few minutes, Badger junior midfielder/defender Aaron Hohlbein scored an insurance goal to give Wisconsin a 3-1 win.
Parkside's Victor Perez and Wisconsin junior Jake Settle had three saves each. UW-Parkside is ranked 12th in the Division II preseason poll.
Wisconsin opens its regular season by hosting UNLV Sept. 2 as part of the Big Toe Soccer Invitational.
White bests Cardinal in women's soccer scrimmage
In a Wisconsin women's soccer intrasquad scrimmage Sunday, the White team defeated the Cardinal 6-0, with help from redshirt freshman forward Taylor Walsh and junior midfielder Kara Kabellis, who each scored two goals in the win.
midfielder/forward Amy Vermeulen and freshman forward Sandy Jorgenson also scored goals for the White team.
In the net, sophomore goaltender Lynn Murray collected five saves while junior Stefani Szczechowski had one. Murray and Szczechowski competed with each team for a half. The White team outshot the Cardinal team 23-7.
"It was exciting out there today," Dean Duerst, Wisconsin's head coach, said. "We have a really strong group. They are focused and ready to go."
The Badgers face Creighton Friday to open the season in Omaha, Neb.