Women’s golf wins Loyola Invitational

JOSH MULLENIX | STAFF REPORTER | jmulleni@butler.edu

The Butler University women’s golf team competed in the Loyola Invitational at Flossmoor Country Club in Chicago on Sept. 19-20.

The team won the event with a three round total of 963 shots.

The Bulldogs finished the first round with a score of 314 and followed that up with an afternoon score of 330. The team finished the tournament with a third round score of 319.

The team had two top five individual placings for the second event in a row.

Sophomore Lauren Tibbets finished fourth with scores of 76, 82 and 78. Junior Kelsey McDougall finished tied for fifth with scores of 76, 82 and 79.

Freshman Betsy Warner finished with a three round score of 244, followed closely by junior Abigail Gleixner with a three round score of 249. Junior Rachel Gathof rounded out the Butler lineup with a three round total of 253. All five Bulldog golfers finished in the top 25 individually.

Freshman Janisa Bondoc competed as an individual and finished with a three round total of 269.

After the end of the third round, the team found themselves in a tie for first place with Loyola University.

The tie breaker came down to Gleixner’s final round of 84, the highest score for the Bulldogs on day three. Gleixner’s 84 beat Loyola’s highest third round score of 85 shot by Logan Willis to take the team title.

Southern Illinois University’s Brooke Cusamano won the individual title with rounds of 79, 77, and 76 for a total of 232.

The Butler University women’s golf team is back in action Oct. 3-4 for the Butler Fall Invitational at Highland Golf Club.

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