Dennis Punzel covers Wisconsin Badgers volleyball, women's basketball for the Wisconsin State Journal.
Carlini, a former UW athlete, and current UW athlete Rettke were on the U.S. squad last week that won gold in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League finals held in China.
It took three extra holes, but when all was said and done Sunday, Madison-native Jerry Kelly edged tournament host Steve Stricker and then Retief Goosen to win the American Family Insurance Championship at University Ridge.
Steve Flesch finished strong with birdies on four of the final five holes en route to a second-round 7-under 65 to carry a one-shot lead over Steve Stricker, Billy Andrade and Duffy Waldorf entering the final round at University Ridge Golf Course.
The World Golf Hall of Fame member trails leader Steve Flesch by two shots.
Kelly shoots a 7-under 65 at University Ridge Golf Course to take a one-shot lead while host Steve Stricker finished in a six-way tie for third.
He's tied for 74th place in the 78-player field after the first round.
Steve Stricker and Jerry Kelly, Madison’s representatives on the professional golf circuit going on 30 years, have made no secret of their desire to win one in front of the home crowd.
Stricker, whose golfing career appeared in jeopardy some 15 years ago, has been enjoying a resurgence that figures to reach a pinnacle in September 2020 when he captains the U.S. team in the Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits near Kohler.
Although their paths could hardly be more different, John Smoltz and Ken Tanigawa find themselves competing with the best golfers in the world, age 50 and over, with the PGA Tour Champions.
The 61-year-old won the Greater Milwaukee Open in 1987.