Bulldogs Finish Fifth At Horizon League Championship

April 29, 2008

Sophomore Kyle Thomas placed runner-up and helped Butler to a fifth place team finish at the 2008 Horizon League Men's Golf Championship, which wrapped up at Shaker Run Golf Course in Lebanon, Ohio, on Tuesday (April 29). Cleveland State won the 54-hole tournament by a single stroke over Detroit.

Thomas, who carded back-to-back rounds of one-under-par 71 on the first day of the tournament, closed with a two-over-par 74 in the final round for the 54-hole total of even par 216. He finished just two strokes behind tournament medalist Jake Scott of Cleveland State. Both players carded two rounds under par.

Junior Kevin Sasena tied for sixth in the tournament and joined Thomas on the league All-Tournament Team. Sasena, who had a 74 and a 72 in the first two rounds, shot a 77 in the final round and finished at +7 223. Sophomore Isaac Mulvihill posted a 78 in the final round to go with a 78 and a 76 on the first day, and he tied for 19th place with a three-round total of 232.

Freshman Ryan Wegeng and senior Abe Mulvihill finished 34th and 35th, respectively, to round out Butler's squad. Wegeng had rounds of 79, 87 and 87 for a 54-hole total of 253, while Mulvihill shot 86, 85 and 89 for a final score of 260.

The Bulldogs posted a three-round team score of 922 and finished one stroke behind Loyola in fourth place. Butler opened the tournament with scores of 302 and 304, but slipped to 316 on the final day. Cleveland State shot 892, while Detroit came in at 893. Youngstown State was third with an 896.