Butler Slips To 24th At NCAA Regional

COLUMBUS, OHIO -- Senior Michele Nash carded one of the best rounds of the day, but it wasn't enough to carry Butler at the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Central Regional on Friday, May 11.  The Bulldogs wound up with a team score of 334 and slipped into 24th place after the second round of the tournament.

Nash, the two-time Horizon League Player of the Year, shot a one-over-par 73 to lead the Bulldogs.  Only six of the 125 players who finished the second round on the Scarlet Course at Ohio State University posted a higher score.  The total left Nash with a 36-hole score of 152 and in a tie for 21st place in the tournament.

Freshman Isabella Lambert, who shot an 81 in the first round, came in with an 86 and fell into a tie for 112th place.  Junior Julia Porter followed her first round 78 with a 93 and dropped to 119th place.  Senior Clare Cornelius shot an 85, a two-stroke improvement over her first round, and settled into 120th place, while freshman Jenna Peters finished with 90, after posting an 83 in the opening round.
First round leader Southern California held on to the top spot by shooting a team score of 290 in the second round.  The Trojans have a 12 stroke lead over second place Vanderbilt and a 16 stroke advantage over third place Virginia.

The 54-hole tournament concludes on Saturday, May 12.