April 17, 2011

Butler Places 14th At Yestingsmeier Invitational

MUNCIE, IND. -- Butler posted its best round on the final day of the 54-hole Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, but it wasn’t enough to climb in the final standings of the golf tournament, which wrapped up at Delaware Country Club on Sunday (April 17).  The Bulldogs wound up placing 14th in the Ball State-hosted event.

Senior Ryan Wegeng carded Butler’s best round of the 15-team tournament with a 74 on Sunday.  That followed back-to-back rounds of 77 on the first day of the meet to give him a 228 for the tournament.  He led the Bulldogs and finished in a tie for 31st place overall.

Junior Jordan Mack came in second for the Bulldogs and 49th overall with a 54-hole total of 233.  He shot a 79 in the opening round and then carded a 78 in the second round.  He finished the tournament with a 76 in the final round.

Sophomore Andrew Wegeng finished in a tie for 58th place with a three-round total of 236 (80-79-77), while sophomore Matt Vitale tied for 61st place at 237 (79-77-81).  Sophomore Colin Reenan tied for 76th with a 54-hole total of 241 (78-83-80).  Junior Alex Walker had a 77 in the opening round and a 75 in the final round, but did not post a score in the second round.

Butler opened the tournament with a team score of 390 and then posted a 394 in the second round to finish the first day in 14th place.  The Bulldogs closed with 54-hole tournament with a 382 for a three-round total of 1166, four strokes behind Ohio University in 13th place.  Ball State won the tournament with a final score of 1104.