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Thursday, June 13, 2024

Men's Golf: Badgers finish 16th at USF Invitational

The Wisconsin men’s golf team fired rounds of 310-303-311--924 at the USF Invitational at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, Fla., to finish 16th out of 17 teams.

North Carolina State’s four-under par finish (287-280-293--860) was good enough to edge No. 43 South Carolina (287-283-291--861) and No. 16 Florida State (293-286-284--863) for the team title, and the Wolfpack’s junior Albin Choi carded two rounds under par (68-68-72--208) to take home the top individual honors.

Sophomore Thomas O’Bryan, the Badgers’ lone underclassmen in the tournament, led UW at eight-over-par in the 54-hole event (75-74-75--224). The Aurora, Ill., native finished tied for 30th individually.

O’Bryan recorded a team-high eight birdies, including at least two in each round.

Junior John Gullberg (75-79-76--230) played his first and third rounds double-bogey-free, and he finished with six birdies in the tournament, second for UW only to O’Bryan. His two double bogeys were the lowest total of any Wisconsin golfer.

Redshirt senior Chris Meyer (79-74-81--234) tied for UW’s low 18-hole score with his two-over 74 in the second round. The double-bogey-free scorecard was the cleanest round turned in by a Badger in the event.

While most Badgers found more success on the back nine holes, Meyer’s six-over total on the front side was six shots better than his total on the back.

Junior Rob Jacobsen (81-77-79--237) made just two birdies (both in the second round) during the event; however, the Racine, Wis., native made an eagle-2 on the par-4 third hole in final round Tuesday. The eagle was a nice response to a rough start for Jacobsen, who began the round with three doubles in his first four holes.

Redshirt senior Thomas Welk (82-78-85--245) played his best round Monday (39-39--78). The Bismark, N.D., native made 12 pars on the day, which tied for the most pars of any UW player in a round during the event.

No other Big Ten teams competed, but in-state rival Marquette edged UW by four shots.

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