October 9, 2012

Bulldogs Win Butler Fall Invitational

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Senior Andrew Wegeng captured the individual title and helped lead Butler to the team crown at the Butler Fall Invitational, which wrapped up at Highland Country Club on Tuesday (Oct. 9).  The Bulldogs, who had a seven-stroke lead heading into the final round, wound up with a 12-stroke victory.

Wegeng, who was the defending individual champ in the tournament, grabbed the individual lead with a tournament-best, four-under-par 66 in the opening round, and then he held off challengers with a two-over-par 72 in the final round.  He was the lone player to break par for the 36-hole tournament, and he finished three-strokes ahead of runner-up Cole Adams of IUPUI.  His first round 66 was just one stroke off the Butler par-70 record.

Teammate Colin Reenan, who carded a 67 in the first round, tied for fourth in the individual competition, after shooting a 77 in the closing round.  His four-over-par 144 left him tied with Alex Turner of Evansville.

Also posting a "Top 10" individual finish for the Bulldogs was sophomore Logan Holt, who carded rounds of 74 and 71 (145) and wound up in a tie for sixth place.  Sophomore Andrew Eiler and freshman Corbin Sellers both tied for 13th place at 149.  Eiler shot a 74 in the first round and finished with a 75, while Seller rebounded from a first round 78 to post a 71 in the final round.

Senior Matt Vitale tied for 20th place with rounds of 78 and 75 (153), while freshman Brigham Stewart placed 25th with rounds of 74 and 81 (155).  Sophomore Clark Etheridge wound up tied for 26th with rounds of 81 and 77 (158).  All three played as non-scoring individuals.

Wegeng led the tournament in par four scoring (-2), and he tied for second in par five scoring (-1).  He tied for second in total birdies (6).  Holt topped the meet in par three scoring (-2).

Butler shot a tournament-best 281 in the opening round, before closing with a 289 for a 36-hole total of 570.  Green Bay finished second at 582, Evansville came in third at 590, IUPUI's "A" team wound up fourth at 591 and IUPUI's "B" team carded a 598.  Creighton withdrew in the final round.