Butler Wins Dayton Fall Invitational

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KETTERING, OHIO -- Junior Michele Nash captured medalist honors and led the Butler women’s golf squad to the team title at the 2010 University of Dayton Fall Invitational, which wrapped up on Tuesday, Oct. 19.  The Bulldogs finished with a 36-hole team score of 600, 19 strokes better than runner-up Detroit.

Nash, who stood third after shooting a 73 in the opening round of the tournament, carded a two-over-par 72 on the final day and finished with a 36-hole total of 145, four strokes better than runner-up Samantha Formeck of Youngstown State.  She was one of two Butler golfers to post the tournament’s best final round total.

Junior Clare Cornelius was the other.  Cornelius improved seven strokes on the final day and moved from a tie for 23rd place after the opening round to a tie for fourth in the final standings.  She shot a 79 on the opening day and then stormed back with a 72 for a two-day total of 151.  Her final total was matched by teammate Molly Fields, who posted rounds of 75 and 76 to give Butler three of the “Top 5” individuals.

Sophomore Julia Porter finished ninth in the individual standings with rounds of 78 and 75 (153), while senior Marcella Moreman tied for 38th place with rounds of 90 and 79 (169).  Sophomore Alexandra Arends, playing as a non-scoring individual, also tied for 38th with a final score of 169 (82-87).

Butler shot and opening round team score of 305 and stood in second place, one stroke behind first round leader Green Bay.  The Bulldogs then ran away from the field with a sizzling 295 in the final round.