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Varsity - June 20, 2013

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WHAT'S NEXT? WOMEN'S GOLF BY TAM FLARUP Badgers get to work on building off NCAA bid Oehrlein excited about team's prospects A fter one of its best seasons in school history, the Wisconsin women's golf squad returns four of the five players who competed in UW's second-ever appearance in the NCAA Championship. Headlining the returners is junior Kris Yoo, who had the second-best national fin64 » VARSITY JUN E 20, 2013 ish by a Badger with her 42over par 75-74-73-77—299. That total was three strokes off her 72-hole personal best. She had the second-best season average in school history at 74.97. The other letterwinners returning include Kimberly Dinh, Aaren Ziegler and Alexis Nelson, who all @BadgerWGolf helped propel the Badgers to their first trip to the national tournament since 2003. With the addition of a three prize recruits, one from Hong Kong, the future looks bright for the Badgers. "A goal of every program is to move into the elite level and upper echelon, so that when people think of serious golf programs, they think of your program," head coach Todd Oehrlein said. "That's something we've worked for and we're working towards." Brooke Ferrell, who played for Edgerton Wis. High School, is one of the three recruits who will arrive on campus this fall. Ferrell was the runner-up WIAA division 2 state champion last fall and was a top-five finisher at the state meet all four years of high school. Also joining the program is Aya Johnson, who was named the 2012 Michigan Miss Golf and was the Division 4 state champion. The final member of the incoming class is Michelle Cheung, who is just the fifth international athlete to play women's golf at Wisconsin. A member of the Hong Kong national team, she made the cut shooting a 1-over 145 in the World Ladies Championship, a Ladies European Tour event that was held in Hainan, China. "When the best players think of quality schools, great institutions where they know that they're not only going to get a great degree but they're also going to be challenged competitively and athletically, we want them to think of Wisconsin golf," Oehlein said.

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