Wilson maintains leads in Fed-Ex Cup standings
HILTON HEAD, S.C. - Pewaukee native Mark Wilson kept his Number-one spot in the PGA's Fed-Ex Cup season point standings - but only because Luke Donald didn't win the Heritage tournament.
Donald would have taken over the top-spot in the Fed-Ex standings, and he would have become the top player in the World Golf Rankings, had he won a playoff yesterday at Hilton Head Island. But Brandt Snedecker won the three-hole playoff, and Wilson maintained his Fed-Ex Cup lead by 63 points over the second-place Donald. Wilson tied for 21st at the Heritage. He shot a one-over-par 72 in his final round yesterday, and finished at five-under-279 - seven strokes behind Donald and Snedecker at the end of regulation. Appleton native J.P. Hayes tied for 30th at four-under-par 280. Jerry Kelly of Madison finished at three-under-281, in a tie for 36th.
Madison's Andy North and his partner Tom Watson tied for 12th place at the Liberty Mutual Legends-of-Golf on the PGA Champions Tour. They teamed up to shoot a six-under-par 66 in their third-and-final round yesterday, and they finished at 23-under-par 193. Rhinelander native Dan Forsman and Mike Reid tied for 18th. They shot seven-under in their final round, to finish at 21-under-195. David Eger and Mark McNulty won the event in a two-hole playoff over Kenny Perry and Scott Hoch. Both teams finished 27-under at the end of regulation.
The University of Wisconsin women's golf team placed fourth at their Big Ten Tournament in Glencoe, Illinois. The Badgers shot a four-round total of 1,195 strokes, 15 behind first-place Michigan State. Purdue was five strokes back in second place and the host school, Northwestern, took third. Freshman Kris Yoo was the Badgers' top individual. She shot a season-best 69 yesterday, to finish in a tie for seventh at eight-over-296. Wisconsin's Lindsay Danielson, who is from Osceola, was 10th at plus-11.
The UW-Green Bay men finished fourth yesterday in their Horizon League golf tournament at Howey-in-the-Hills Florida. The Phoenix ended at 76-over-par 940 for three rounds. That was 15 strokes behind the winner, Cleveland State. Chad Ebert was Green Bay's top individual. He finished eighth at 16-over-232. On the women's side, UW-Green Bay took seventh-and-last in their conference golf tourney. The Phoenix shot one-thousand-53, which was 177 over par. Butler won the team title at 99-over. Ellyn Hansen was Green Bay's top individual. She finished 11th at 30-over-par-249 for 54 holes.