JOHN YELEY | STAFF REPORTER
The Butler men’s golf team concluded its fall season of play with an eighth place finish at the 2013 Flyer Invitational in Dayton, Ohio.
Competing in a field of 15 universities, Butler shot 293 on the first day of play Monday, finishing the tournament on Tuesday afternoon by stroking a 297.
Their overall score of 590 put them just a mere 24 strokes behind the winner Western Kentucky University.
The Dayton Flyers chipped a 587 on their home green, good for a 7th place finish overall.
On the individual side for the Bulldogs, senior Matt Vitale and junior Andrew Eiler tied for 20th overall in two days of play, both shooting a cumulative 146 on the challenging Dayton course.
Despite a slow start, coach Bill Mattingly’s nineman club managed to turn it around in the final weeks of fall competition.
In addition to their strong showing at Dayton, the team managed a 3rd place finish at home in the Butler Invitational on Oct. 8.