Men’s and women’s golf teams riding hot hands


The Butler University men’s and women’s golf teams both hope to extend winning streaks in the upcoming Big Four Tournament April 7.

Butler is coming off a clean sweep of the men’s and women’s titles at the Butler Spring Invitational at Prestwick Country Club in Avon, Indiana.  The women won the invitational by 21 strokes and the men won by eight strokes.

Senior Logan Holt finished in second place overall at the spring invitational with a two-day score of 149, one stroke behind the winner, Eric Tandy of DePauw University.

Seniors Jenna Peters and Isabella Lambert finished first and second, respectively. It was Peters’ fourth straight top-10 finish.

The men’s team won the Bulldog Florida Invitational in Jacksonville over spring break.

Head coach Bill Mattingly said the teams will attempt to stay hot with just three tournaments left, including the Big East Championships.

“We were definitely on a good roll in the spring,” Mattingly said. “If we can keep that pace up, we will do fine for the rest of the season.”

The Big Four tournament is an annual event involving Butler University, Hanover College, Depauw University and Wabash College, held at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana.

The next set of competitions after the Big Four will be at the Xavier Invitational starting April 20. Then the season will conclude at the Big East Championship April 26, held in Okatie, South Carolina.

Connor Dudley, Logan Holt, Andrew Eiler and Joey Arcuri have a combined average of 76.2, carrying the load for the men’s team.

Peters has been a consistent force for the women’s team this year. She was named Big East Female Golfer of the Month during the fall season in November.  She also took medalist honors in consecutive tournaments for the Bulldogs.

Mattingly said it looks like Peters will be smashing records this spring.

“Jenna is on pace to have the best season in Butler women’s golf history,” he said. “She is on pace to break the school’s scoring record. She’s played well.”


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