Michele Nash Paces Butler At Benbow Invitational

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- Junior Michele Nash tied for fourth in the final individual standings and helped lead Butler to a sixth-place team finish at the Don Benbow Invitational, which wrapped up at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club on Tuesday, March 15.  The Bulldogs shot a 324 in the final round to climb into sixth place.

Nash was the lone Butler player to break 80 on both days of the tournament.  She carded a 79 on the opening day and then closed with a 77 for a 36-hole total of 156.  She finished six strokes behind tournament medalist Alainna Stefan of Detroit.

Senior Marcy Moreman rebounded from an 88 in the first round to shoot a 79 on the second day and finish with a two-day total of 167.  Sophomore Julia Porter (84-84) and junior Clare Cornelius (82-86) both finished at 168, while senior Molly Fields (85-84) carded a 169.  Sophomore Ali Arends (91-82) posted a 173.

Houston Baptist won the 15-team tournament with a 36-hole score of 634, while Florida Atlantic finished runner-up with a 636.  Butler had a two-day total of 654.