April 13, 2011

Michele Nash Earns Horizon League Recognition

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Butler junior Michele Nash, coming off a pair of “Top 10” individual performances, has been named Horizon League Women’s Golfer of the Week.  She earned the league’s top honor for the second time this season.

Nash shot a 78 and finished runner-up in the individual competition, while helping Butler to the team title at the Big Four Classic, held at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., to begin the week.  She tied teammate Clare Cornelius for tournament-high honors with three birdies in the four-team meet.

The Indianapolis native then led the Bulldogs to a sixth place team finish at the Brown Bear Invitational in Barrington, R.I.  She tied for tenth in the final individual standings with a 36-hole total of 149, just two strokes shy of a “Top 5” tournament finish.  Nash carded a team-best 74 in the first round and then posted a team-best 75 in the final round.

The Butler junior was 11-over-par for her three rounds on the week.

Nash and the Bulldogs will return to action on April 22-24 at the Horizon League Championship at Mission Inn Resort in Howie-in-the-Hills, Fla.