Golf invite concludes


The Western Illinois golf team concluded the 41st Annual Beu Mussatto Invitational Saturday morning (March 30). Western Illinois‘ Purple team finished tied for seventh with a score of 909, while WIU Gold team finished 12th with a score of 930.

A pair of Summit League teams took first and second place in the invite, with South Dakota State earning the top spot after firing a team score of 889 (300-285-304) and IUPUI taking second with a 891 (286-301-304).

Indiana Purdue-Indianapolis’ Santiago Ruiz took first individually with a 217 (73-74-70), and South Dakota State’s Hudson Carpenter finished second (74-70-74–218).

Ben Kilborn led the Purple team and carded a team-best 222 (75-73-74) and finished tied for 11th place. Peter McKinzie finished tied for 23rd with a 229 (76-72-81), while Matt Calder and Dan Bidle each tied for 37th after each carding a 231. Rounding out team Purple‘s top five was Nate Davis who finished with a 232.

The Gold team was led by Nick Steffens and Alex Templin who each finished with a 230 and tied for 29th-place. Carson Baugher finished in a tie for 63rd (84-74-79–237), Alex Flaugher finished tied for 68th (77-78-84–239), and Konrad Deka tied for 79th (78-83-89–250).

Western had two individuals finish up action Saturdays as well. Tyler Thorman tied for 37th with a three-round score of 231 and Robinson Logue fired a 255 and finished in 84th place.

The Leathernecks continue spring play next Saturday with the NYX Hoosier Invitational (hosted by Indiana) in Bloomington, Ind.

—Western Illinois Media Services