October 5, 2010

Butler Places Fourth At Butler Invitational

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Junior Michele Nash came in fourth in the individual competition and led Butler to a fourth place team finish at the Butler Fall Invitational women’s golf tournament at Eagle Creek Golf Course on Tuesday, Oct. 5.  The Bulldogs trailed Green Bay by two strokes in the final team standings.

Nash shot back-to-back rounds of three-over-par 75 and finished one-stroke behind Jordan Magruder of Western Kentucky and Breanne Neufeld of team champ Bradley in a tie for second place.  Kelly Amundrud of Bradley claimed medalist honors with a one-under-par 143.  The Butler scoring leader tied for the tournament lead in par 3 scoring (-2) and tied for fifth in the meet in total birdies (5).

Senior Molly Fields tied for 15th overall with rounds of 76 and 79 (155), while sophomore Julia Porter tied for 20th at 157 (81-76).  Senior Marcella Moreman tied for 27th with rounds of 79 and 80 (159) and sophomore Alexandra Arends tied for 57th at 167 (86-81).

Freshmen Lauren Patishall and Ali Restaino both competed as non-scoring individuals for the Bulldogs.  Patishall tied for 53rd with back-to-back rounds of 83 (166), while Restaino tied for 68th with a 36-hole score of 171 (83-88).

Bradley shot back-to-back rounds of 301 to claim the title, while Western Kentucky finished runner-up at 613.  Green Bay shot a team score of 619 and Butler finished with a 621.