September 8, 2009

Butler Places Sixth At Chris Bannister Classic

Complete Results

Junior Molly Fields wound up with a “Top 15” individual finish to pace the Butler women’s golf team at the season-opening Chris Bannister Gamecock Classic, which wrapped up at Silver Lakes on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail on Tuesday (Sept. 8).  Butler finished sixth in the three-day tournament.

Fields carded a 54-hole total of 228 to place 11th in the final individual standings.  She opened the tournament with a 75 and then posted the team’s best tournament score with a 74 in the second round.  She finished with a 79 in the final round.

Sophomore Michele Nash tied for 16th in the competition with a three-round total of 233 (78-78-77), while sophomore Clare Cornelius came in 23rd with a 238 (81-77-80).  Junior Allison Lipps tied for 32nd place with a 247 (88-81-78) and junior Marcella Moreman placed 41st with a 258 (88-86-84).

Butler freshmen Julia Porter and Ali Arends, playing as non-scoring individuals, finished 31st and 40th, respectively.  Porter carded a 246 (82-83-81), while Arends shot a 254 (83-87-84).

Angela Drane of Louisiana-Monroe captured medalist honors with rounds of 74, 69, and 72 (215), two strokes ahead of runner-up Lucia Fernandez of host Jacksonville State (73-72-72).  Lamar captured the team title with a final score of 904, while Jacksonville State finished second, four strokes back.  Louisiana-Monroe was third (911), followed by Indiana State (918), Arkansas State (918), Butler (946), Northeastern State (956) and West Georgia (1005).