September 26, 2011

Butler Invitational To Be Held At Highland Country Club

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler will bring its annual fall golf invitational to neighboring Highland Golf and Country Club on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 3-4.  The men’s tournament field will feature seven collegiate teams, while the women’s field will have nine teams.

The Bulldogs’ annual fall tournament will be played at Highland Country Club for the first time.  Last year’s event was held at Eagle Creek Golf Course.  Highland is located near the Butler campus at 1050 W. 52nd Street.  The picturesque, par-70 layout has been host to the Indiana Amateur and several other Indiana golf championships.  Highland also was the site of the 1991 Midwestern Collegiate Conference Golf Championship.

This year’s Butler Fall Invitational will feature men’s teams from Butler, IUPUI, Evansville, Green Bay, Valparaiso, Chicago State and Eastern Illinois, and women’s teams from Butler, Ball State, IUPUI, Evansville, Green Bay, Valparaiso, Indiana State, Western Illinois and Eastern Illinois.  Evansville is the defending men’s champion, while Bradley won last year’s women’s tournament.

Butler’s women, led by senior Michele Nash, have won back-to-back tournaments in their first two outings this fall.  The Bulldogs won the Green Bay Invitational on Sept. 12-13, and then captured the Valparaiso Invitational on Sept. 19-20.  Nash was the individual medalist at the Valparaiso tournament.

The Butler men captured the team title at the season-opening Green Bay Invitational.

The men’s competition at the Butler Fall Invitational will feature 36 holes on Monday and 18 on Tuesday.  The women will play 18 holes each day.  There will be a shotgun start for all teams at 9 a.m. (ET) each day.