September 5, 2007

Butler Places Sixth At the University of Indianapolis Invitational

Sept. 5, 2007

Sophomore Kyle Thomas shot a 36-hole total of even par 144 and helped lead Butler to a sixth place team finish at the University of Indianapolis Invitational, which concluded at The Links at Heartland Crossing on Wednesday (Sept. 5). Host Indianapolis captured the championship in the 11-team tournament.

Thomas opened the tournament with a three-under-par 69 and then finished with a final round 75 for his two-day total. He tied with Justin Imel of Huntington for fifth place in the final individual standings. The two golfers trailed tournament medalist Seth Fair of Indianapolis by five strokes.

Butler junior Kevin Sasena tied for 23rd in the meet with back-to-back rounds of 75 (150), senior Michael Amore and sophomore Kevin Swanson tied for 40th. Both golfers carded rounds of 75 and 79 (154). Freshman John Farelly rounded out Butler's scoring team with rounds of 79 and 77 (156), finishing in a tie for 44th place.

The Bulldogs also had several players entered as non-scoring individuals. Senior Abe Mulvihill led that group with a tie for 33rd place (78-75 153), while freshman Ryan Wegeng tie for 44th (81-75 156). Sophomore Isaac Mulvihill tied for 46th place (82-75 157), sophomore Tom Pechin tied for 67th (83-83 166) and senior Colin Quinn tied for 69th (79-88 167).

Indianapolis shot a 36-hole total of 576 to finish five strokes ahead of runner-up Northern Kentucky (581). Marian came in third with a score of 590, followed by Huntington (591), SIU-Edwardsville (599), Butler (600), St. Joseph's (617), Quincy (628), Kentucky Wesleyan (631), Taylor (641) and Oakland City (659).