Thomas Hitch

The Ball State women's golf team finished fourth out of nine teams in the 36 hole Butler Invitational, which took place Monday and Tuesday at the Highland Country Club in Indianapolis.

After being tied for second through the first round on Monday with a score of 300, the Cardinals posted a disappointing 311 on Tuesday. Ball State's score in round two dropped the team to fourth overall.

The Butler Invitational is the second consecutive tournament the Cardinals have been in the hunt for the win in round one, but did not post a competitive enough score in round two. The overall score was 611.

Host Butler won the tournament with a score of 591.

Coach Katherine Mowat said she knows Ball State's young talent has potential to play well in future tournaments.

"We obviously have the talent and that has been proven in our tournament play," she said. "We just need to put it together."

Sophomore Meghan Perry tied with senior teammate Katie Windlan in seventh, with Perry shooting 72-78 and Windlan shooting a 76-74, resulting in 150 for both.

Junior Chantelle Hefer led the Cardinals in back-to-back tournaments as an individual and tied for seventh with a 150 (76-74).

Freshman Jenna Hague tied for 20th with a 155 (77-78), junior Autumn Duke tied for 28th with a 158 (75-83) and sophomore Sarah Westaway tied for 38th with 81-81.

Freshman Jamie Caylor carded an 159 (84-75) and freshman Ashtyn Brown shot a 172 (83-89).

The invitational's lineup included Chicago State, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, Illinois-Chicago, Indiana State, Valparaiso, Western Illinois, Western Kentucky and Wisconsin-Green Bay.

The Cardinals will play in the Mid-American Conference Tournament Preview Monday and Tuesday at the Hawthorns Country Club in Fishers, Ind., next week.