April 10, 2011

Butler Finishes Tenth At Hoosier Invitational

BLOOMINGTON, IND. -- Senior Ryan Wegeng claimed a “Top 10” individual place and helped lead Butler to a 10th place team finish at the adidas Hoosier Invitational, which concluded at the Indiana University Golf Course on Sunday, April 10.  Host Indiana won the 15-team meet.

Wegeng, who shot a 67 in the opening round on Saturday (April 9), posted back-to-back rounds of 73 on the final day of the tournament to finish at even-par 213.  He wound up in a four-way tie for ninth place with Michael Sainz of Evansville, Michael Powell of IUPUI, and Kyle Perry of Indiana.

Butler teammates Andrew Wegeng and Matt Vitale shared 37th place in the tournament with identical scores of 10-over-par 223.  Andrew Wegeng had a 72 in the opening round and then finished with rounds of 76 and 75, while Vitale shot a first-day 73 and then posted back-to-back rounds of 75.

Junior Alex Walker tied for 43rd place with a 54-hole total of 225 (73-77-75), while sophomore Colin Reenan tied for 63rd at 230 (72-81-77).

Butler was tied for third after posting a team score of even-par 284 in the opening round, but the Bulldogs slipped to 301 in the second round.  A final round 298 gave the Bulldogs a 54-hole total of 883, one stroke behind George Washington in ninth place.