April 27, 2010

Strong Finish Lifts Butler At Horizon League Championship

LEXINGTON, KY. -- Senior Kyle Thomas shot a two-under-par 70 to spark a strong final round showing and lift Butler to fifth place in the final team standings at the Horizon League Men’s Golf Championship, which concluded at Kearney Hill Golf Links in Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday (April 27).

Thomas, who entered the final round of the 54-hole tournament in 16th place in the individual competition, wound up tied for eighth place with a final score of +5 221.  He opened the tournament with a 76 and then carded a 75 in the second round.  His 70 tied the third-best score shot on the final day.

Butler had three other golfers climb in the standings on the final day.  Freshman Matt Vogt closed with a 74, after shooting 76 and 77 in the first two rounds, and finished with a three-round score of 227 to tie for 17th place.  He began the day in a tie for 18th.

Junior Ryan Wegeng shot an even-par 72 on the final day to go with rounds of 78 and 79, moving him into a tie for 22nd place at 229.  He began the final round in a tie for 24th place.  And his brother, freshman Andrew Wegeng, closed with an one-over-par 73 to move into a tie for 24th place at 233.  The younger Wegeng, who shot 85 and 75 in the first two rounds, began the final day in a tie for 33rd place.

Butler’s fifth golfer, sophomore Jordan Mack, remained in a tie for 27th place after shooting a 76 the final round.  He shot a 54-hole total of 234 (79-79-76).

The Bulldogs, who began the final day in sixth place, posted a team total of 289 in the final round, one stroke shy of tournament champion Detroit.  Butler’s last round was the second-best total posted in the entire tournament.  The Bulldogs shot 309 in the opening round and 306 in the second round.