Bulldogs Capture Butler Fall Invitational Title

Oct. 7, 2008

Freshman Michele Nash shot a four-over-par 148 to capture medalist honors and lead Butler to the team title at the Butler Fall Invitational golf tournament, which wrapped up at Eagle Creek Golf Course on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The Bulldogs out-paced the 10-team field by 11 strokes.

Nash had the best first-day score in the 36-hole tournament with an even-par 72 in the opening round. She closed with a 76 in the final day to finish two strokes ahead of runner-up Carrie Riordan of Eastern Illinois.

The Bulldogs placed three individuals among the "Top 10" finishers. Sophomore Molly Fields tied for sixth in the individual race with back-to-back rounds of 77 for a two-day score of 154. Freshman Clare Cornelius came in one stroke behind and tied for ninth in the tournament. Cornelius carded a 79 in the opening round and then tied Nash with a team-best 76 in the final round.

Senior Lauren Showers tied for 12th overall with rounds of 76 and 80 (156), while sophomore Allison Lipps came in 51st with rounds of 89 and 87 (176).

Sophomores Nicole Simon and Marcella Moreman and freshman Maribeth Ornelas all competed in the tournament as non-scoring individuals. Simon tied for 25th (83-77 160), Moreman tied for 27th (78-83 161) and Ornelas placed 60th (118-97 215).

Eastern Illinois finished second in the team competition, while Chicago State was third.

TEAM SCORES: Butler (304-309 613)
Eastern Illinois (311-313 624)
Chicago State (312-314 626)
Western Kentucky (317-313 630)
IPFW (319-314 633)
Evansville (325-310 635)
IUPUI (313-329 643)
SIU-Edwardsville (325-321 646)
Green Bay (330-344 674)
Illinois-Springfield (363-348 711)