Bulldogs Place Third At The Butler Mens Fall Invitational
Senior Kyle Thomas matched his career-best
round and helped Butler record the best final round team score at
the Butler Fall Invitational, which wrapped up on Tuesday (Oct.
6). The Bulldogs, who entered the final day in a tie for
fourth place in the 13-team meet, wound up placing third in the
Thomas battled the rain and chilly conditions at Eagle Creek Golf Course and fired a four-under-par 67. His score was the best posted on the final day and one of just three sub-70 rounds. He matched his own previous best 18-hole total, set last spring at the Horizon League Championship. His three-round total of 213 (74-72-67) was good for sixth place in the final individual standings.
The senior leader had plenty of help in the final round. Junior Ryan Wegeng turned in his best round of the tournament with a one-under-par 70, while freshmen Matt Vogt and Andrew Wegeng both carded an even-par 71. Freshman Colin Reenan rounded out Butler’s five-man scoring team with a three-over-par 74.
Vogt, who posted a 75 in the opening round and a three-under-par 68 in the second round, finished in a tie for seventh place with a 54-hole total of 214. Ryan Wegeng tied for 16th place with a 217 (73-74-70), while Andrew Wegeng and Reenan both tied for 38th place at 224. Andrew Wegeng shot rounds of 71 and 82 on the first day, while Reenan carded a 79 and 71.
Sophomore Jordan Mack, playing as a non-scoring individual, was Butler’s leading scorer after the first day with back-to-back rounds of one-under-par 70. But he slipped to a 77 in the final round and wound up tied with Ryan Wegeng for 16th place.
Butler’s other non-scoring individuals were sophomore Josh Ruff, who tied for 43rd place at 225 (72-76-77), senior Kevin Swanson, who tied for 59th at 231 (78-72-81), sophomore Ben Nichele, who tied for 63rd at 233 (74-73-86) and sophomore Alex Walker, who placed 82nd with a 245 (83-81-81).
Thomas Greene of Loyola, who shot a tournament record 64 in the second round, earned medalist honors with a three-round total of 10-under-par 203. Seth Fair of Indianapolis was runner-up, three strokes back.
Green Bay captured the team title with a 54-hole total of 844, while Loyola finished second with a final score of 847. Butler, behind a final round score of 279, wound up 10 strokes back at 257. Indianapolis was fourth (866), followed by Eastern Illinois (868), Creighton (875), Wright State (883), Evansville (888), DePauw (894), Cornerstone (902), Bradley (904), Valparaiso (919) and IUPUI (927).