Bulldogs Finish Eighth At Butler Fall Invitational

Sept. 21, 2004

The Butler men's golf team, behind the "Top 10" finishes of junior Will Turner and sophomore Chris Spitler, finished in eighth place at the 14-team Butler Fall Invitational at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Indianapolis. The 54-hole tournament wrapped up with a final 18-hole round on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

Turner paced the Bulldogs with three-over-par score of 216. He shot an opening round, even-par 71, a second round 74 and a final round 71 to tie for sixth place in the final individual standings. Spitler tied for eighth place with rounds of 76, one-under-par 70 and 72 (218).

The two Butler leaders were followed on the Bulldogs' scoring team by freshmen Abe Mulvihill, who tied for 40th place with a score of 228 (76, 71, 81), and Colin Quinn, who tied for 46th place with a final total of 229 (74, 76, 79). Senior Wil Andersen rounded out the scoring quintet with a three-round total of 246 (88, 78, 80), good for 78th place.

Among Butler's non-scoring individuals, sophomore Justin Kime finished in a tie for 34th place. He had a strong first day performance with rounds of 74 and 72, but slipped to an 80 on the final 18 holes to finish at 226. Junior Brad Webb tied for 60th place with a final score of 234 (78, 76, 80), while junior Trey Server wound up in a tie for 68th place with a score of 238 (79, 83, 76).

Jonathon Pauli of team champ Oakland claimed medalist honors with a 54-hole score of two-under-par 211. There was a four-way tie for second place among Jeff Moulder of IUPUI, Ben Grandy of Cleveland State, Nate Komsa of Youngstown State and Chris Clemens of Indianapolis. All four carded scores of one-over-par 214.

Oakland won the Butler Fall Invitational for the second consecutive year. The Grizzlies posted a three-round score of 870 to finish seven strokes ahead of runner-up IUPUI. Cleveland State came in third with a score of 881.