Women’s Golf Finishes 8th At Butler Fall Invitational


O’Donnell Picks Up A 7th Place Finish

Picking up right where she left off from Monday, Caitlin O’Donnell had another strong round on Tuesday to lead the University of Evansville women’s golf team to an 8th place finish at the Butler Invitational.

Highland Country Club saw O’Donnell gain some momentum for the rest of the fall, shooting her three lowest rounds of the season.  After tying her UE career-low with a 72 to open the tournament, O’Donnell had a 75 in round two before carding a 73 in the final round.  Her 220 was good for a 7th place finish.  That marked her best finish since coming home in 4th place at the 2020 ASU Spring Classic.

Coming in second for the Purple Aces and tying for 16th in the event was Allison Enchelmayer.  The junior posted a 76 or lower in all three rounds.  After opening with a 2-over 72, Enchelmayer posted back-to-back rounds of 76 on her way to a final stroke tally of 224.  Mallory Russell also completed each round in the 70’s on her way to a 24th place tie.  Russell began the contest with rounds of 73 and 75 in the opening day before registering a 78 on Tuesday.  Her final total checked in at 226.

Carly Frazier continued her efficient play.  Frazier rebounded from a first round total of 82 to finish day one with a 76 before recording a 79 in the last round.  Her total score of 237 was good for the 59th spot.  Two behind her was Alyssa McMinn, who tied for the 63rd spot with a 239.  McMinn’s scores finished at 80, 77 and 82.  Individual Taylor Keating completed the invitational with a 269.

Top team honors went to Austin Peay, who jumped Butler in the final day with a team score of 291.  The Governors wrapped up the three rounds with an 878, edging Belmont by two strokes and Butler by four.  Cameron Fish of Belmont was the medalist, shooting a 5-under 65 in the final day to clinch the top spot.  Her 207 edge APSU’s Erica Scutt by three shots.

UE will have this weekend off before setting its sights on the Braun Intercollegiate.  The Aces will host the tournament on October 18-19 at Oak Meadow Country Club.