September 22, 2009

Bulldogs Win PTSIR Golf Performance Classic

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Junior Molly Fields defeated sophomore teammate Michele Nash in a playoff to claim medalist honors and the two co-leaders helped pace Butler to the team title at the PTSIR Golf Performance Classic, which concluded at Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond, Ind., on Tuesday (Sept. 23).  The Bulldogs led the 10-team field by seven strokes.

Fields shot a one-over-par 73 in the opening round of the 36-hole tournament to grab the first day individual lead.  But she slipped to an 80 in the second round and wound up tied for first with Nash, who carded rounds of 76 and 77.  Fields then birdied the first playoff hole to capture the medalist trophy.

The Bulldogs also picked up a “Top 5” individual finish from sophomore Clare Cornelius, who shot back-to-back rounds of 78 to finish in sole possession of fifth place three strokes behind the leaders. 

Junior Allison Lipps, who recorded one of two eagles in the tournament, tied freshman teammate Alexandra Arends, who was playing as a non-scoring individual, for 18th place in the final individual standings.  Lipps shot an opening-round 86 and then finished with an 80, while Arends posted an 81 and an 85.  Freshman Julia Porter closed out Butler’s scoring team in 54th place with rounds of 92 and 104.

Butler shot a first round score of 313 to take a four stroke lead over Loyola.  The Bulldogs then stretched that margin by out-scoring Loyola, 315-318, in the final round.  Western Illinois finished third, followed by Eastern Illinois, Detroit, Green Bay, North Dakota, host Chicago State, Valparaiso and IPFW.