May 3, 2005
Detroit emerged from a tight, four-team battle to claim the team title at the Horizon League Men's Golf Championship held at Royal American Links in Galena, Ohio, on Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3. Butler, in contention after the first two rounds, slipped on the final day and finished fifth in the seven-team tournament.
The Titans grabbed a one-stroke lead over Wright State on the first day of the championship and then held on by shooting a team score of 302 in the final round. Detroit's team score of 891 was six strokes better than Wright State. UW-Green Bay was one stroke back in third place, while Cleveland State finished fourth, eight strokes off the pace.
Butler finished with a final team score of 925, ten strokes ahead of Youngstown State. Loyola placed seventh.
Freshman Colin Quinn topped Butler's individuals with a 54-hole score of 232. He carded an opening-round 80 and then came back with rounds of one-over-par 73 and 79 to tie for 16th place. Junior Will Turner shot rounds of 76, 78 and 79 to finish in a tie for 18th place, one stroke behind Quinn.
Sophomore Justin Kime and freshman Abe Mulvihill joined Travis Meyer of UW-Green Bay in a three-way tie for 20th place. Kime posted rounds or 76, 78 and 80, while Mulvihill shot rounds of 79, 77 and 78. Butler sophomore Chris Spitler carded back-to-back rounds of 75 on the opening day, but slipped to 85 on the final day to finish in a tie for 23rd place.
Doug Barber of Cleveland State was the individual medalist with a two-day score of 216 (71-72-73).