Rohleder leads Aces men’s golf after first day of Don Benbow Butler Spring Invitational


The Purple Aces sit in seventh after two rounds on Monday

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The University of Evansville men’s golf team currently sits in seventh after two rounds at the Don Benbow Butler Spring Invitational with a team score of 572.

Graduate student Issac Rohleder leads the Purple Aces after 36 holes at Highland Golf and Country Club, hitting par following two rounds with a score of 141. Rohleder is tied for 22nd across all golfers after shooting one under par in the first round of 18 at 69 strokes on Monday morning while shooting two over par in the afternoon at 71 strokes. Just behind Rohleder is sophomore Daniil Romashkin with a total score of 142 after shooting one over par in both rounds at 71 strokes over 18 holes.

Senior Nick Gushrowski is tied for 38th following the first day of the Invitational with a combined score of 143. Gushrowski shot three over par in his first round of the day at 73 strokes but made up three strokes in the second round by hitting par at 70 strokes. Fifth-year Caleb Wassmer and senior Michael Ikejiani round out Evansville’s five at the Invitational both tied for 81st with total scores of 148. Wassmer shot six over par in the first round at 76 strokes but would end the day only behind par by eight after a 72-stroke second round. Ikejiani shot four above par in both rounds on Monday with 74 strokes through 18 holes in the morning and in the afternoon.

Purdue Fort Wayne currently leads the 14-team field at the Don Benbow Butler Spring Invitational at two under par with a team score of 558. Host Butler and Indian Hills are tied for second with team scores of 559 as both teams shot 280 in the first round and 279 in the second round on Monday. The final round of the Invitational is set to start on Tuesday at 8 a.m. CT.