March 15, 2011

Ryan Wegeng Leads Butler At Benbow Invitational

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. -- Senior Ryan Wegeng shot a four-over-par 146 and posted a “Top 10” individual finish to lead Butler in the 36-hole Don Benbow Invitational, which concluded at the Jacksonville Beach Golf Club on Tuesday, March 15.  The Bulldogs finished ninth in the team competition.

Wegeng shot back-to-back rounds of 73 to tie for seventh place in the tournament.  He finished three strokes ahead of his brother, Andrew, who posted rounds of 76 and 73.

Sophomore Alex Walker (77-81) finished with a 36-hole total of 158, while sophomore Matt Vitale (83-78) carded a 161.  Sophomore Colin Reenan (83-80) posted a two-day total of 163 and junior Ben Nichele (82-83) finished with a 165.

Appalachian State edged IUPUI for the team title in the 11-team meet.  IUPUI freshman Juan Diego Plasencia captured medalist honors with a 36-hole total of one-over-par 143.