Bulldogs wrap up fall season


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.