Bulldogs Capture Butler Spring Invitational Title

Complete Results

AVON, IND. -- Junior Marcella Moreman finished runner-up in the individual competition and Butler captured the team crown at the Butler Spring Invitational, which concluded at Prestwick Country Club on Tuesday (March 23).  The 10-team tournament was reduced to an 18-hole event, because of heavy rains on Monday (March 22).

Moreman shot a career-best 75 to pace the Bulldogs.  She finished one stroke behind individual champ Kristi O’Brien of IUPUI.  The second place finish also was a career-best finish for Moreman.

Sophomore Michele Nash finished one stroke behind Moreman and wound up in a tie for third place in the tournament, while junior Molly Fields and sophomore Clare Cornelius tied for 11th place with rounds of 80.  Freshman Ali Arends completed Butler’s five-player scoring team with an 85, good for a tie for 28th place.

Junior Allison Lipps finished in a tie for 37th place with a 90, freshman Julia Porter tied for 46th place with a 96 and sophomore Maribeth Ornelas placed 54th with a 103.  All three were playing as non-scoring individuals.

Butler finished with a team score of 311, seven strokes better than co-second place finishers Dayton and IUPUI.