October 19, 2010

Bulldogs Place Sixth At Dayton Invitational

Complete Results

KETTERING, OHIO -- Sophomore Andrew Wegeng posted a “Top 15” individual finish and Butler tied for sixth in the team race at the Dayton Flyer Invitational held at the NCR South Golf Course on Monday and Tuesday (Oct. 18-19).  Evansville won the 13-team meet.

Wegeng shot back-to-back rounds of 75 to pace the Bulldogs with a 36-hole total of 150.  He finished in a tie for 14th place, just one stroke out of 11th place and two strokes shy of a “Top 10” finish.  Michael Davan of IUPUI captured individual medalist honors with a two-day total of 145.

Sophomore Matt Vitale finished second for the Bulldogs and tied for 28th overall with rounds of 74 and 79 (153), while sophomore Matt Vogt and senior Ryan Wegeng tied for 32nd place, one stroke back.  Vogt posted rounds of 76 and 78, while Ryan Wegeng carded a first-round 74 and then finished with an 80.  Junior Ben Nichele was Butler’s fifth golfer, placing 78th with rounds of 87 and 84 (171).

Junior Jordan Mack, playing as a non-scoring individual, tied for 60th in the final individual standings with back-to-back rounds of 81 (162).

Butler, fueled by the opening rounds of Vitale and Ryan Wegeng, posted a team score of 299 on the first day and entered the final round in fourth place.  But the Bulldogs slipped to 312 on the second day and wound up with a 36-hole score of 611, five strokes behind Wright State in fifth place.