BRENDAN KING | Staff Reporter
The Butler men’s golf team placed eighth during Monday and Tuesday’s Villanova Invitational.
The Bulldogs were looking for a strong finish in this tournament after placing fourth out of five teams at the Butler Spring Invitational last week.
Butler’s next tournament will be on April 8 at the Big Four Classic.
Following the Big Four Classic, the men’s team only has one more tournament until it competes in the Big East Championsip from April 26-29.
Butler started the tournament strong with two of its five competing golfers finishing the first round in the top 20 out of more than 80 golfers.
Junior Logan Holt led the Bulldogs both days shooting a 74, a 75 and a 76 in three rounds of play.
Holt finished the tournament with a score of 12-over-par. Holt’s best day came in round one, where he had three birdies early on but bogeyed the final two holes. Last season, Holt averaged a 78 in 24 total rounds.
Also leading the way for Butler was senior Matt Vitale. Vitale was forced to play comeback golf in both of his final two rounds after shooting 10-over-par in the first round.
Vitale bogeyed six out of the first nine holes in the first round, but he came out in the second and third rounds and birdied six holes.
He finished the tournament at 14-over-par. He shot one-over-par and three-over-par in the second and third rounds.
Columbia, Army and Binghamton finished in the top three in team scoring.
Butler finished tied for eighth with LaSalle. LaSalle also finished with a total score of 914 through three rounds.