July 6, 2009

Butler Golfers Earn Academic Recognition

Butler women’s golfers Clare Cornelius and Molly Fields have been named to the 2008-09 All-American Scholar Team for Division I by the National Golf Coaches Association.  The two were among 410 women’s collegiate golfers recognized in Divisions I, II and III.

Cornelius, a freshman business major, played in all 24 rounds for the Bulldogs in 2008-09 and finished as the team’s third-leading scorer with an 83.4 average.  She placed runner-up at the North-South Intercollegiate Meet, and she tied for 14th at the Horizon League Championship.

Fields, a sophomore pharmacy major, also played in all 24 team rounds, and she finished fifth on the team with an 85.8 average.  She tied for second at the Big Four Tournament, and she tied for 22nd place at the Horizon League Championship.

To be selected to the NGCA All-American Scholar Team must have compiled a grade point average of 3.50 or higher and competed in at least 50% of the team’s regularly scheduled competitive rounds.