Molly Fields Paces Butler At Don Benbow Invitational

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- Junior Molly Fields posted a “Top 10” individual finish and Butler wound up eighth in the team competition at the Don Benbow Invitational, hosted by Butler in Jacksonville, Fla., on Monday and Tuesday (March 8-9).  Houston Baptist won the 11-team tournament played at the Jacksonville Beach Golf Course.

Fields paced the Bulldogs on the first day of the 36-hole tournament with a 78, which matched the fifth-best individual score of all players in the opening round.  She then closed with an 82 for a two-day score of 160, good for ninth place in the tournament.

Sophomore Michele Nash wound up tied for 26th place in the event named for former Butler coach/administrator with a 36-hole score of 168 (86-82), while sophomore Clare Cornelius finished in a tie for 43rd place with a final total of 178 (88-90).  Junior Allison Lipps and freshman Julia Porter tied for 49th place with final scores of 182.  Lipps shot back-to-back rounds of 91, while Porter posted a 94 on the first day and then closed with an 88.

Junior Marcella Moreman, playing as a non-scoring individual finished in a tie for 21st place with a two-day score of 166.  Moreman carded back-to-back rounds of 83.

The Bulldogs will continue play in Florida at the St. John's Spring Fling in Orlando, March 12-14.