The golf world was buzzing this weekend as Tiger Woods prevailed at The Masters for his 15th major championship, but Badger fans were brought a master of their own as senior Jordan Hahn took home an individual title at the Boilermaker Invitational Sunday.
Sunday’s final round was canceled due to rain, leaving Hahn at the top of the leaderboard through 36 holes. Hahn finished at an impressive 9-under par through two rounds, winning by a comfortable two strokes at Purdue’s Kampen Course in West Lafayette, Indiana.
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Hahn was joined by teammates Griffin Barela, Pete Kuhl, Sam Anderson, Cameron Frazier and Brett Robinson who all competed individually. The team played to a combined score of even par, placing them at tied for seventh place out of 15 schools.
Kampen Course is by no means a walk in the park. Designed by famous golf architect Pete Dye, the course provides a strong challenge and has hosted countless Big Ten and NCAA championships.
The challenge certainly did not scare Hahn. He adds a fourth top-10 finish in his final season and eleventh as a Badger to his remarkable career. His victory marks the third individual title in his four-year career and the first solo win for the Badgers since 2006.
“I know this win means a lot to Jordan,” Head Coach Michael Burcin said. “Kampen Golf Course is one of the toughest tests in the country and he beat a bunch of really great players. Winning on great courses is always impressive, and he continues to build his resume as one of the greatest to ever play at Wisconsin. Watching his progression has been so much fun.”
The Badgers look to finish the season strong with a trip to Philadelphia at the end of April to compete for the Big Ten team title. Hahn will look to add a Big Ten title of his own — one that has eluded him for the past four years — to an already extraordinary Badger career.