University Ridge Golf Course has been selected as the site of the 2015 Wisconsin Professional Golf Association (WPGA) State Open.
University Ridge is the official home of the University of Wisconsin men’s and women’s golf teams. It opened in 1991 with a championship distance of 6,888 yards and has been lengthened to 7,259 yards to accommodate the longer hitting players and to attract some major tournaments including NCAA national and regional tournaments.
Past champions of the Wisconsin State Open are current PGA members Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly, as well as past Badger champions Ben Walter, Jon Turcutt, Dan Woltman, Mario Tiziani and David Roesch. Current Badger head golf coach Jim Schuman won the tournament in 1996 and 1999.