April 19, 2008
Sophomore Kyle Thomas posted a "Top 10" individual finish and Butler wound up in sixth place in the team competition at the Detroit Titans Invitational golf tournament, which wrapped up at Golden Fox Country Club in Plymouth, Mich., on Saturday (April 19). Host Detroit claimed the championship in the nine-team meet.
Thomas helped spark a strong final round showing by the Bulldogs with an even-par 72 on the final day. He shot back-to-back rounds of four-over-par 76 on the first day of the 54-hole tournament and finished in a tie for 10th place with a three-round score of 224.
Teammate Isaac Mulvihill finished in a tie for 15th place with a 54-hole score of 226. The Butler left-hander turned in the Bulldogs' best score of the tournament with a one-under-par 71 in the final round. He carded a 77 in the opening round and shot a 78 in the second round.
Senior Abe Mulvihill tied for 32nd place with rounds of 83, 76 and 74 (233). Junior Kevin Sasena and freshman Ryan Wegeng each tied for 38th place. Sasena posted rounds of 76, 84 and 77 (237), while Wegeng carded rounds of 84, 76 and 77 (237).
The Bulldogs, who finished with a three-round score of 912, fell into eighth place in the first round with a team score of 312, but rallied with a 306 in the second round. Butler's team score of 294 on the final day was the second-best team total in the final round and tied the third-best team score of the tournament.
Mark Sommerfeld of Detroit won medalist honors with a three-round total of 213 (69-70-74), while Ryan Stocke of Youngstown State finished runner-up with a 54-hole total of 214 (72-73-69). Detroit finished with a team total of 878 (294-288-296).