BY TAM FLARUP
Badgers get to work on
building off NCAA bid
Oehrlein excited about team's prospects
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
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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
The other letterwinners
returning include Kimberly Dinh, Aaren Ziegler
and Alexis Nelson, who all
helped propel the Badgers to their
first trip to the national tournament
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