March 26, 2012

Bulldogs Have Strong First Round Performance

Men's First Round Results
Women's First Round Results

AVON, IND. -- Butler’s women grabbed the first round lead, while Butler’s men stood second after the initial 18 holes at the Butler Spring Invitational, being held at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Ind.  The 36-hole tournament will conclude on Tuesday, March 27.

Senior Michele Nash and junior Julia Porter sparked Butler’s women with identical rounds of five-over-par 76.  The two will head into the final round in a tie for second place in the individual standings, one stroke behind first day leader Cathy Doyle of Evansville.

Freshman Jenna Peters finished the first day in a tie for fifth place with an 81, while freshman Isabella Lambert was tied for 11th with an 83.  Senior Clare Cornelius shot an opening-round 84 and stood in a tie for 13th place.

Senior Alex Walker topped Butler’s men in the first round with a one-over-par 73.  He’s enter the final round in a tie for fourth place.  Juniors Andrew Wegeng and Colin Reenan each carded a first-day 75, while senior Jordan Mack shot a 76.  Freshman Andrew Eiler finished the first round with an 81.

Butler’s women posted a team total of 316 and will begin the final round with an 18-stroke lead over second place Evansville.  Butler’s men shot a team score of 299, 10 strokes behind first round leader Dayton.