Aug. 8, 2007
Butler junior Lauren Showers shot an 85 in the second round of the 112th U. S. Women's Amateur Championship, being held at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., and missed the tournament cut by eight strokes. The top 64 players advanced to match play, which will be held Thursday through Sunday (Aug. 9-12).
Showers, who was tied for 33rd after shooting a first day 75, posted a two-day total of 160. Playing in strong winds and an afternoon heat index of over 100 degrees on Tuesday, the Butler golfer shot a five-over-par 41 on the front nine and then finished with a 44 on the back nine. At the end of the second day, 64 players had shot 152 or better.
Showers will begin her third season on the Butler golf team this fall. She's a two-time All-Horizon League performer and was the medalist at the 2006 Horizon League Championship.