Bulldogs Place 11th At Cleveland State Invitational

Sept. 30, 2008

Butler entered the final day of competition at the Cleveland State Invitational men's golf tournament in ninth place, but slipped two spots and wound up 11th in the 54-hole tournament held at Sand Ridge Golf Club on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 29-30. South Dakota State shot a six-over-par 870 to win the 14-team tournament.

The Bulldogs opened the tournament with a team score of 301 and stood just five strokes out of fifth place. But several teams caught fire in the second round, while the Bulldogs posted another 301. A closing round 308 left Butler with a 54-hole score of 910, two strokes behind Wright State in tenth place.

Senior Kevin Sasena paced the Bulldogs with a three-round score of 225 (76-72-77) and a tie for 24th place in the final individual standings. Junior Kyle Thomas tied for 39th with a final score of 229 (72-74-83), while freshman Jordan Mack tied for 48th at 231 (78-77-76). Sophomore John Farrelly tied for 55th with a score of 232 (76-78-78) and sophomore Ryan Wegeng came in 61st at 235 (77-81-77).

Freshman Elliot Bloom, playing as a non-scoring individual, placed 74th with a 54-hole total of 261 (84-86-91).

Geoff Mead of South Dakota State carded a three-round score of four-under-par 212 (73-68-71) to capture medalist honors.

TEAM RESULTS
1. South Dakota State, 287-290-293 - 870
2. Longwood, 292-285-300 - 877
3. Cleveland State, 296-283-303 - 882
T-4. Malone, 294-293-302 - 889
T-4. Southern Illinois, 293-287-309 - 889
6. Detroit, 296-293-308 - 897
7. Loyola, 296-302-303 - 901
8. Oakland, 304-291-308 - 903
9. Youngstown State, 304-291-311 - 906
10. Wright State, 314-298-296 - 908
11. Butler, 301-301-308 - 910
12. St. Joseph's, 297-301-313 - 911
13. Wisconsin Parkside, 313-302-309 - 924
14. Robert Morris, 305-311-327 - 943