September 14, 2004

Bulldogs Place 13th At John Piper Intercollegiate

Sept. 14, 2004

Sophomore Chris Spitler and freshman Abe Mulvihill tied for 28th place in the individual standings and Butler came in 13th in the final team standings at the John Piper Intercollegiate golf tournament held at Stone Ridge Golf Course in Bowling Green, Ohio, on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 13-14. Marquette shot a 12-under-par 852 to capture first place in the 16-team tournament.

Spitler shot back-to-back rounds of 74 on the opening day of the tournament and then closed with a 75 on the final day to finish with a 54-hole score of seven-over-par 223. He was matched by Mulvihill, who opened with rounds of 77 and one-under-par 71 and then closed with a 75. The two Butler golfers shared 28th place with Blake Russell of Ohio and Chad Elliot of Oakland.

Junior Will Turner carded rounds of 75, 77 and 74 to finish in a tie for 38th place, while sophomore Justin Kime finished in a tie for 61st place with rounds of 80, 74 and 80. Junior Trey Server rounded out Butler?s five-man squad with a tie for 74th place (79-77-81).

Chris Shuford of Longwood claimed individual medalist honors for the tournament with a 54-hole total of eight-under-par 208, two strokes ahead of Craig Pickerel of host Bowling Green and Joe Weber of Marquette.

The Bulldogs posted an opening round score of 305 and then came back with an afternoon round of 296. Butler shot a 304 on the final round to finish with a three-round total of 905, one stroke behind Youngstown State.