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Wet spring weather is "sNOw" problem for the Badgers women's team

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MADISON (WKOW) -

You may not find any golf ball on the greens of University Ridge in Madison just yet, but you could find snow balls. The cold, wet spring season has been a hassle for the Badgers women's team. Thanks to their indoor facility, they have maintained their playing shape as they head to the Big Ten Championships this weekend.

Currently ranked No. 34 in the country, the Badgers will compete at the conference meet in Cincinnati, OH this weekend. Wisconsin played at this course last season and this time around they are playing for a qualifying bid for the NCAA Regional, which they will host at University Ridge on May 7-9.

"The weather has had a different plan for us around here but it's golf season and we are at our championships and we are excited about it," said Badgers head coach Todd Oehrlein.

The Badgers’ lineup consists of four seniors: Gabby Curtis, Lexi Harkins, Aya Johnson and Becky Klongland.  Klongland has finished in the top 10 at the last two Big Ten championships and has a chance to become only the second UW golfer in history to place in the top 10 in three straight conference tournaments.

Klongland, a Stoughton native said, "to know that I've played well, I definitely get some confidence from that. What I've done before isn't going to impact what I've done this year."

Verona native Jessica Reinecke is the fifth and final golfer to round out the Badgers lineup. The same five players have played in every tournament this season.

(UW Athletics has contributed information to this article.)

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