Bulldogs Place Fifth At APSU Intercollegiate

Butler, bolstered by two players among the “Top 15” individuals, wound up placing fifth in the 17-team F&M Bank APSU Intercollegiate women’s golf tournament, which wrapped up at Clarksville Country Club on Tuesday (Oct. 20).

Junior Molly Fields and sophomore Clare Cornelius were among five players who tied for 13th place in the tournament with 36-hole scores of 159.  Fields shot a team-best 77 in the opening round and then closed with an 82.  Cornelius was one-stroke behind Fields after the first day, and then she moved up with an 81 on the final day.

Junior Allison Lipps narrowly missed a “Top 25” finish with a two-day score of 164.  She shot an 83 in the first round and then tied Cornelius with an 81 in the second round to finish in a tie for 26th place.  Freshman Julia Porter tied for 36th at 167 (84-83), while sophomore Michele Nash tied for 61st at 173 (86-87).

Butler head coach Bill Mattingly also entered two players as non-scoring individuals.  Junior Marcella Moreman wound up in a tie for 71st place with a 36-hole score of 178 (87-91), while freshman Alexandra Arends tied for 77th at 182 (91-91).

Butler was third after shooting a team score of 322 on the first day, but the Bulldogs slipped two places with a 327 on the final day.  The Bulldogs’ final team score of 649 was 29 strokes behind team champ Morehead State.