Men’s golf: Wegeng leads way in Bulldog Florida Invitational

The Butler men’s golf team was victorious in the Bulldog Florida Invitational, which was held on March 14 and 15 in Jacksonville.

Junior Andrew Wegeng led the Bulldogs by capturing medalist honors, recording a two-day score of 139. Wegeng finished five strokes ahead of Eastern Illinois senior Gino Parrodi.

Butler also received strong play from freshman Andrew Eiler, whose score of 147 gave him a share of third place, and senior Alex Walker, who tallied a score of 148 and finished tied for fifth place.

The Bulldogs finished with a team score of 587, which was two strokes ahead of second-place Eastern Illinois.

On March 12 and 13, Butler participated in the Benbow Invitational, which was also held in Jacksonville.

The Bulldogs took fifth place in the 13-team tournament, finishing 21 strokes behind champion Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

Wegeng, Eiler and Walker were Butler’s top three scorers in this tournament as well. Wegeng’s score of 144 in the two-day event included a three-below par score of 68 in the second round and gave him a sixth-place showing overall.

Butler was slated to take on Evansville and Cleveland State in a one-day event on March 10, but the contest was cancelled.

The Bulldogs will return from Florida to host the Butler Spring Invitational in Avon on March 26 and 27.

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