Bulldogs Place Sixth At IPFW Fall Classic

Bulldogs Place Sixth At IPFW Fall Classic

Oct. 9, 2007

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Junior Kevin Sasena tied for sixth in the final individual standings and helped Butler to a sixth place team finish at the IPFW Fall Classic men's golf tournament, which wrapped up at Deer Track Golf Course on Tuesday, Oct. 9. Sasena became the first Butler golfer this fall to card three consecutive sub-par rounds.

Sasena shot back-to-back rounds of 69 on the par 71 layout at Deer Track on the opening day of the tournament. He then closed with a 70 in the final round to tie with Jacob Scott of Cleveland State, Kyle Cobb of Cleveland State and Mark Sommerfeld of Detroit for sixth place. Sasena's 54-hole score of 208 was three strokes shy of runner-up Thomas Greene of Loyola. Ross Beal of Youngstown State captured medalist honors with a score of 17-under-par 196.

The Bulldogs also picked up "Top 20" finishes from freshman Ryan Wegeng and senior Abe Mulvihill. Wegeng posted rounds of 70, 70 and 73 (213) and tied for 16th, while Mulvihill finished with scores of 69, 74 and 71 (214) and tied for 20th.

Sophomore Isaac Mulvihill tied for 36th with rounds of 74, 70 and 75 (219), while freshman John Farrelly tied with teammate Michael Amore for 43rd. Farrelly finished with scores of 73, 73, and 75 (221), while Amore, playing as a non-scoring individual, posted rounds of 76, 66 and 79. Amore's 66 was the best single round by a Butler player this fall.

Sasena tied for the tournament lead in par three scoring (2.92), while Isaac Mulvihill tied for fourth (3.00). Abe Mulvihill and Sasena tied for fourth in par five scoring (4.33) for the meet.

Detroit won the team title for a second consecutive year with a three-round total of 832, three strokes ahead of Youngstown State. Loyola (841) was third, followed by Cleveland State (845), IPFW (851), Butler (852), North Dakota State (862), Ball State (862) and Green Bay (864). The Bulldogs shot a fall season-best 281 in the opening round of the two-day affair.