March 13, 2011

Butler Splits Golf Dual Matches In Florida

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- Junior Michele Nash led all scorers and paced the Butler women’s golf team to a victory over Cleveland State in a spring match played in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday (March 12).  The win gave Butler a split in its men’s/women’s dual matches against the Vikings.

Nash shot a match-best 80 to spark a strong showing by Butler’s women in their first 2011 competition.  She was one of four Bulldogs to shoot better than Cleveland State’s top performer.  Junior Clare Cornelius carded an 84, sophomore Ali Arends shot an 85 and senior Molly Fields posted an 86.  Shelly Ford led Cleveland State with an 87.

Butler topped the Vikings, 335-361.

Sophomore Matt Vitale led Butler’s men with a 74 and senior Ryan Wegeng carded a 76.  Junior Alex Walker and sophomore Andrew Wegeng both finished with a 77, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Cleveland State, led by Pat Elber’s 73.  The Vikings claimed a 298-304 decision.

Both Butler teams will be in action at the Benbow Invitational in Jacksonville, Fla., on Monday and Tuesday, March 14-15.