Bulldogs Tie For Eighth At Memphis Invitational
GERMANTOWN, TENN. -- Junior Clare Cornelius posted a “Top
10” individual finish and Butler wound up tied for eighth in
the team competition at the weather-shortened Memphis Women’s
Invitational, which wrapped up on Tuesday (Oct. 26). Illinois
captured championship in the 18-team event held at Ridgeway Country
Cornelius shot a team-best 75 in the first round of the scheduled 54-hole tournament. She came back with a 78 in the second round, which concluded on Tuesday after being suspended by darkness. The third round was eventually cancelled because of storms in the Memphis area. Her two-round total of 153 left her one stroke out of fifth place and three strokes behind third place.
Senior Molly Field finished second for the Bulldogs and tied for 16th overall with rounds of 82 and a team-best 73 (155), while junior Michele Nash tied for 37th with rounds of 80 and 81 (161). Sophomore Julia Porter finished with a 36-hole total of 167 (84-83) and tied for 58th, while senior Marcella Moreman posted a 170 (83-87) and tied for 71st.
Erika Thornton of Mississippi State and Vicky Correa of Southern Mississippi each shot a two-round total of 147 and the two tied for first in the tournament.
The tournament in Tennessee was the final event on Butler’s fall schedule.
Memphis Women’s Invitational
Missouri State, 621
Mississippi State, 623
Boise State, 625
Southern Mississippi, 630
Arkansas State, 646
Austin Peay, 656
Indiana State, 680