There aren't many rounds of left in Jordan Hahn's college golf career.
The University of Wisconsin senior wasn't happy to lose one Sunday, when the final round of the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Indiana, was cancelled by inclement weather. But Hahn will take the medalist honors that went with the decision, his 9-under-par 135 that he posted with a 67-68 start during Saturday's 36-hole opener holding up for a two-stroke victory over Riley Casey of Oklahoma, who shot 69-68 competing as an individual.
The win was Hahn's second in 43 collegiate starts, the other coming last fall at the Pinetree Intercollegiate in Atlanta, Georgia. His finish helped UW (293-283) finish tied for seventh place, 16 shots behind champion Illinois State.
"I am disappointed because (Sunday) would’ve been a great day in difficult conditions to test myself and the rest of the field," Hahn wrote in a text to Wisconsin.Golf. "As a team, if we came out mentally tough (Sunday), we could’ve easily climbed up the leaderboard."
At the same time, Hahn showed he was up to the task Saturday.
Hahn eagled his first hole of the tournament, the par-5 fourth hole, in the shotgun-start format and was 7-under through 12 holes after adding birdies at Nos. 6, 8, 10, 14 and 15. He bogeyed Nos. 17 and 2 and ended the first round with a one-stroke lead over two golfers.
"All day, I just stayed patient," Hahn wrote. "I know (it) being a tough golf course that there are holes where pars are going to be great but also holes, with the wet conditions, where you could attack hole locations. With that said, I was aggressive when chances presented themselves.
"From a technical side, I was fortunate to make a lot of great rolls and was seeing the reads extremely well on the greens."
His confidence on the greens carried over to the afternoon round where Hahn birdied No. 4 out of the gates and got to 4-under on his rounds after birdies at Nos. 7, 15 and 16. He finished bogey-birdie at Nos. 2 and 3 and figured he'd have his hands full protecting that lead come Sunday.
"I didn’t really know where I stood or cared because I assumed there was still 18 holes of golf to be played," Hahn wrote. "(No.) 2 is a tough par-3, so (I) wasn’t too disappointed and I knew the tee box on 3 was up which would give me a chance to attack the hole with a wedge."
Sunday's cancellation means Hahn is down to his last scheduled tournament — the Big Ten Conference Championship, which is April 26 through 28 at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. Hahn, ranked No. 132 in the latest GolfStat.com individual NCAA Division I rankings, is expected to be in the mix for an NCAA Regional berth if UW doesn't qualify as a team, but his focus is on getting the Badgers into the postseason for the first time since 2008.
"It is a nice momentum boost and something that gives you confidence," Hahn wrote. "At the same time, have to forget about it and start working towards the next week. ... (The) team feels great, we played super solid (Saturday) afternoon on a tough golf course. We all can clean up a few things and we will be in great shape to be in contention at Big Tens."