Bulldogs Place Sixth At The Preview

FISHERS, IND, -- Senior Michele Nash tied for fifth place in the final individual standings and helped lead Butler to a sixth place team finish at The Preview, which wrapped up at The Hawthorns Golf and Country Club on Tuesday, Oct. 11.  The 36-hole tournament featured 14 teams and nearly 100 players.

Nash, who was tied for fourth after shooting a two-over-par 74 on the opening day of the meet, carded a 77 in the final round to finish with a two-day score of seven-over-par 151.  She tied with Jenna Hague of Ball State, two strokes behind medalist Ryann Gilley of Southern Illinois.

Freshman Isabella Lambert finished five strokes back (156) in a tie for 18th place.  She shot a 77 on Monday and closed with 79.  Freshman Jenna Peters tied for 29th with rounds of 83 and 77 (160), while junior Julia Porter tied for 49th with a final score of 164 (86-78).  Senior Clare Cornelius came in fifth for the Bulldogs and tied for 61st overall with rounds of 84 and 83 (167).

Sophomore Ali Restaino, playing as a non-scoring individual, carded rounds of 84 and 83 and tied with Cornelius for 61st place.  Junior Alexandra Arends, also playing as a non-scoring individual, finished 82nd with a 36-hole score of 180 (89-91).

Butler, coming off three consecutive tournament championships, was tied for eighth after the opening round with a team score of 318.  The Bulldogs bounced back with a team score of 311 on the final day and moved into sixth place in the final team standings.

Toledo captured the team title at The Preview, defeating Akron in a playoff.  Both teams tied with a final score of 621, and Toledo took the crown on the first playoff hole.

Final Team Standings.
  1. Toledo, 305-316 621
  2. Akron, 316-305 621
  3. Eastern Michigan, 305-317 622
  4. Ball State, 317-306 623
  5. Western Michigan, 312-311 623
  6. BUTLER, 318-311 629
  7. Southern Illinois, 312-319 631
  8. Ohio, 324-309 633
  9. IUPUI, 313-322 635
10. Bowling Green, 318-322 640
11. Indiana State, 327-318 645
12. Cleveland State, 324-322 646
13. Dayton, 342-329 671
14. Northern Illinois, 362-343 705