Women’s golf: Bulldogs stumble at Memphis Invitational

In the Butler women’s golf team’s last tournament of the fall season, the Bulldogs took home a 10th place team finish at the Memphis Invitational.

The tournament, which ended Tuesday at the Ridgeway Country Club, featured 12 teams, including host Memphis, Boise State and Xavier.

Senior Michele Nash recorded Butler’s highest individual finish, tying for fifth place.

Nash took the course on Tuesday as the tournament leader after shooting a school record two-under-par 69 on Monday.

She shot an 80 in the second round and finished the tournament with a final-round score of 77.

Junior Julia Porter was Butler’s next highest finisher, tying for 45th. She bounced back from a first round 87 to shoot a 76 and a 79 in second and third rounds, respectively.

Freshman Isabella Lambert tied for 49th after posting a three-round total of 245.

Fellow freshman Jenna Peters tied for 52nd with a tournament score of 248, and senior Clare Cornelius rounded out Butler’s top five finishers with a total score of 256­— good enough for 67th overall.

Photo by Rachel Anderson

Memphis and Sanford each took home a share of the team title after tying with a score of 913 after 54 holes.

Playing on a familiar course, Marissa Steen of Memphis took home the individual title with scores of 71, 75 and 69. Kristen Tan of Xavier finished second.

The Bulldogs closed out a fall season that saw them win three of the five tournaments they participated in.

Butler opened the season by defeating nine other teams at the Green Bay Invitational.

The Bulldogs followed up that victory by coming out on top in a 13-team field in the Valparaiso Invitational.

The team’s third championship came in the self-hosted Butler Fall Invitational. Butler beat eight teams to take that title.

The Bulldogs pick up play again on Feb. 27 and 28 at the USA Women’s Invitational in Mobile, Ala.

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