Bulldogs Tie For Ninth At Thunderbird Invite

While Indianapolis was getting hit with a second round of snow, the Butler men’s golf team was getting an early jump on the spring season at the Pat Hicks Thunderbird Invitational in St. George, Utah.  The Bulldogs wound up tied for ninth in the two-day tournament with a 36-hole score of 612.

Senior Kyle Thomas and freshmen Matt Vogt and Colin Reenan each tied for 35th place in the 11-team tournament.  Thomas, who a two-over-par 74 in the opening round on Monday (Feb. 8) and then closed with a 78 for a two-day score of 152.  Vogt shot back-to-back rounds of 76, while Reenan, playing as a non-scoring individual, matched Thomas at 74-78.  The three were just one stroke shy of a “Top 30” finish.

Sophomore Jordan Mack tied for 45th place with rounds of 78 and 76 (154), while freshman Andrew Wegeng tied for 52nd place with an 80 in the first round and a 76 in the second.  Junior Ryan Wegeng was one stroke behind his brother, and he finished in a tie for 56th place with scores of 81 and 76 (157).

Harrison Moore of Charleston captured medalist honors with a final score of six-under-par 138.  Moore shot a 70 in the first round and then finished with a tournament-best 68 in the final round.

The College of Charleston won the tournament with a final team score of even par 576.  Butler shot an opening round of 308 and then improved to 304 on the final day for a team score of 612.

Final Team Standings
College of Charleston, 576
UMKC, 584
Western Illinois, 587
Boise State, 588
Utah State, 589
Oral Roberts, 595
Southern Utah, 597
CSU-Fullerton, 606
Butler, 612
IPFW, 612
Seattle, 620