Katelyn Le hits a driver during the Butler Fall Invitational. Le won the individual title by one shot over teammate, Ally Ross. Photo by Becca Atchley.
CAROLINE CROSBY | STAFF REPORTER | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Butler women’s golf team finished second among the eight-team field at the Butler Fall Invitational. The tournament was played at their home course, Highland Golf Club, on Oct. 7-8. Juniors Katelyn Le and Ally Ross finished in first and second place, respectively, in their third tournament of the season.
Le shot the lowest score of the day in the final round with a two-over 72. She and Ross both entered day two one shot off the lead. Le finished the 54-hole event at 221 (+11), two shots ahead of her teammate. Ross finished with a total of 223 (+13) after she carded a 74 on Oct. 8.
Lipscomb University entered the final round with a nine-stroke lead over Butler. Lipscomb and Butler each shot 302 as a team that day. The Bison finished at 905 (+65), right ahead of the Bulldogs who finished at 914 (+74). Indiana State took third place at 925 (+85).
Junior Megan Skoog tied for 17th in the 51-player field with a score of 234 (+24) and shot a 79 on Oct. 8. Sophomore Claire Edwards climbed up the leaderboard after carding a 77 in the final round. She finished in a tie for 24th at 239 (+29). Freshman Emma Kelly tied for 27th at 242 (+32).
The Bulldogs had five players who competed individually. Senior Janisa Bondoc carded a five-over 75 on Oct. 8 after a pair of 77s on day one. She finished the tournament tied for tenth at 229 (+19). Freshman Avery VonDielingen placed 19th at 235 (+25). Senior Betsy Werner had her best round of the tournament on on day two carding a 74 to climb up the ranks to 20th at 236 (+26). Sophomores Lexy Stuckey Nicole Jordan finished tied for 33rd at 244 (+34) and tied for 40th at 247 (+37).
The Bulldogs will continue fall play next week in Dayton, Ohio, competing at the Dayton Flyer Invitational Oct. 14-15.