September 25, 2007

Butler Finishes Seventh At the Cleveland State Invitational

Sept. 25, 2007

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Sophomore Kyle Thomas and freshman John Farrelly posted "Top 20" individual finishes and Butler finished seventh in the final team standings at the Cleveland State Invitational men's golf tournament, which wrapped up at Sand Ridge Golf Club on Tuesday (Sept. 25). Cincinnati rallied from four strokes down in the final round to win the 54-hole tournament.

Thomas and Farrelly shared Butler's scoring lead and tied for 16th in the final individual competition with 54-hole scores of +14 227. Thomas carded rounds of 78, 75 and 74, while Farrelly shot rounds of 74, 77 and 76. The Butler duo shared 16th place with five other golfers.

Senior Abe Mulvihill finished just strokes back in 25th place with rounds of 76, 76 and 77. He tied with Thomas for eighth place in par five scoring (-3), and he carded one of five eagles in the tournament.

Butler freshman Ryan Wegeng tied for 37th place with a final score of 234 (79, 74, 81), and junior Kevin Sasena tied for 49th place with a final total of 238 (82, 75, 81). Sophomore Kevin Swanson, playing as a non-scoring individual, came in 64th with a score of 248 (78, 83, 87). A total of 70 golfers competed in the two-day event.

Cincinnati shot a final round score of 292 and finished with a three-round total of +33 885 to win the tournament. The Bearcats trailed host Cleveland State by four strokes heading into the final round. Loyola also shot a 292 in the final round and finished runner-up, while Cleveland State slipped to third place.

The Bulldogs stood sixth after two rounds, but Dayton carded a final round 296 and skipped ahead of both Southern Illinois and Butler in the final standings.

Butler will return to action at the Butler Invitational on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 1-2. The two-day tournament will be held at Ironwood Golf Club.