Butler's Chris Spitler Places Runner-up At Dayton Invitational
April 26, 2005
Sophomore Chris Spitler finished runner-up in the final individual standings and helped Butler to a tie for fifth place in the final team standings at the University of Dayton Spring Invitational men's golf tournament, which concluded on Tuesday, April 26. UW-Green Bay won the 10-team tournament held at the Golf Club at Yankee Trace in Centerville, Ohio.
Spitler posted a 54-hole total of 220 and finished four strokes behind individual medalist Eric Mabee of UW-Green Bay. The second-year Butler golfer shot rounds of 73 and 75 on the opening day of the tournament and then carded an even-par 72 in wet and cold conditions on Tuesday. He was one of five golfers to shoot even par on the final day.
Junior Will Turner also carded a 72 in the final round, and he wound up finishing sixth with a three-round total of 226. Turner opened the tournament with a 78 and then posted a 76 in the second round. Butler was the lone school to place two golfers among the top six individuals.
Freshman Abe Mulvihill finished in a tie for 36th place with a final score of 245 (78-88-79), while sophomore Justin Kime came in 39th at 246 (78-88-80). Freshman Michael Poteracki placed 51st with a score of 255 (84-86-85).
UW-Green Bay had a team score of 899 and finished 16 strokes ahead of runner-up St. Bonaventure. Cleveland State came in third, while Longwood finished fourth. Butler and host Dayton tied for fifth with team scores of 935, followed by IPFW, Duquesne, Youngstown State and Loyola.