Morning State Sports Briefs: Ohio lineman signs with UWWisconsin Sports
-- The University of Wisconsin football team has reportedly landed a top offensive tackle from Ohio.
MADISON - The University of Wisconsin football team has reportedly landed a top offensive tackle from Ohio.
Kyle Dodson of Cleveland Heights received an offer from Ohio State yesterday – and he turned it down, choosing the Badgers from over two dozen other schools that wanted him. The 6-6, 315-pound Dodson was ranked as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Scout.com, and 24-7 Sports. Dodson told Scout.com that Wisconsin takes care of its offensive linemen, and he wants to be one of the stars on the Badger line.
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo tied for the top score yesterday in the qualifying round of the State Golf Association’s Match Play Championship at Lake Geneva. Romo, who’s from Burlington, shot a two-under-par 70 along with Cam Fuller of Sturgeon Bay. Matches begin today. Romo will go up against state hall-of-famer Pat Boyle in the first round.
Madison PGA golfer Jerry Kelly tied for 32nd at the Fed-Ex Saint Jude Classic in Memphis. Kelly shot an even-par 70 in his final round yesterday to finish at one-under-279. Harrison Frazar won the tournament in a three-hole playoff over Robert Karlsson. It was Frazar’s first Tour victory in 355 tries.
On the PGA Champions Tour, Rhinelander native Dan Forsman tied for 54th at the Greater Hickory Classic in Conover North Carolina. Forsman shot a one-under-par 71 in his third-and-final round yesterday to finish at seven-under-209. Mark Wiebe won the event in a three-hole playoff over James Mason.
Matt Kenseth of Cambridge took eighth in NASCAR’s Five-Hour Energy-500 in Pocono Pennsylvania. Kenseth remains seventh in the Sprint Cup season point standings. Paul Menard of Eau Claire took 14th, and he rose one spot to 19th in the point totals. Wausau native Scott Wimmer had brake problems in just his second Sprint Cup race of the year, and he finished 38th. Jeff Gordon won his second event of the season, and Carl Edwards is still atop the point standings.