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Andy Butler
Andy  Butler


Oakmont, Pa.

High School:
Manheim Township



Building Blocks: Golf Freshmen a Team On and Off the Course

The four freshmen combined to play in 19 tournaments during the fall

Spring 2017: Played in all six events for the Wildcats in the spring season…Finished in second place at the Finegan Invitational on April 10, firing rounds of 73-71 = 144 (E)…Had a 16th place finish at the Coca-Cola Collegiate Invitational with rounds of 78-72 = 150 (+6)…Had scores of 78-79-85 = 242 (+26) at the BIG EAST Championship.

Fall 2016:
Competed in all six events for Villanova…Tied for 24th place at The Doc Gimmler tournament on Sept. 11…Won BIG EAST Golfer of the Week honors on Oct. 27 for carding rounds of 73-72-72 = 217 (+1) at the Golf Club of Georgia Collegiate…Helped the team to a second place finish at the City 6 Championship by tying for fifth place.

Spring 2016:
Competed in three events...Best finish came at the Wildcat Invitational where he shot a 150 (+8) and finished T-19th overall....Shot a 161 (+19) at the Lehigh Valley Collegiate where he placed T-62nd overall.

Fall 2015:
Competed in all six events...Best finish came at the City 6 championship at Merion where he shot a 76 and finished t-11th overall...Best single round came in round two of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate where he shot a 1-under par 71....Shot and even par 72 in the second round of the Hartford Hawks Invitational.

2014-15 Overall:
Played in all 13 tournaments and 26 total rounds ... 25 of his 29 rounds counted towards the final team score ... Stroke average of 77.14, fourth on the team ... Low round of 71 (E) at the Patriot Intercollegiate ...
Low 36-hole total of 147 (+3) at the Navy Classic ... Three overall top-20 finishes.

Spring 2014: Competed at the BIG EAST Championship in Okatie, S.C. at Calawassie Island to conclude the season with rounds of 81-83-79--243 (+27) to place fourth for the Wildcats and tie for 37th overall ... Finished fourth for Villanova and tied for 31st overall in Elverson, Pa. at Stonewall North Course for the Finegan Invitational with a card of 75-76--151 (+11) ... Placed second on the squad at the Liberty Spring Invitational in Amherst, Va. at Poplar Grove G.C. with rounds of 78-74-82--234 (+18) ... Finished fourth for VU when Villanova hosted the Wildcat Invitational in Malvern, Pa. at White Manor Country Club with a final card of 79-80--159 (+17) ... Placed fourth on the Wildcats at the Blue Devil Spring Shootout in Durham, N.C. with a round of 83 (+11) ... Finished fourth on the team and 14th overall against Florida Atlantic with rounds of 82-77--159 (+15) in Lake Worth, Fla. at The Fountains Country Club.

Fall 2014: Concluded the fall with a round of 75 (+3) at the City Six Tournament in Plymouth Meeting, Pa. at the Philadelphia Cricket Club ... Placed second for the Wildcats and tied for 23rd overall in the 66-man field with rounds of 85-74--159 (+15) at the Lehigh Invitational in Saucon, Pa. at the Saucon Valley C.C. Finished firth on Villanova in the Bank of Tennessee in Jonesbourough, Tenn at the Blackthorn Club with rounds of 75 and even-par 72 for a two-round total of 147 (+3) ... Placed third on VU, tied for 45th overall and had 37 pars (T-7th) at the Patriot Intercollegiate at Laurel Hills G.C. in Lorton, Va. with rounds of 75-78-71--224 (+10); one of three Wildcats to shoot even par or better in a round at the event ... Finished third on the team and T-51st, carding rounds of 77-77-73--227 (+14) at the Rutgers Invitational in Piscataway, N.J. ... Placed tied for 21st and second on VU with rounds of 75-72--147 (+5) at the Navy Fall Classic in Annapolis, Md. for a sixth place team finish ... Finished tied for 17th in his first collegiate tournament at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate in Verona, N.Y., carding rounds of 75 (+3)-77 (+5)-77 (+5)--229 (+13) to help Villanova tie for fourth place in the 11-team field.

Manheim Township: Three-year letterwinner in golf at Manheim Township High School ... Graduated as a four-year Honor Roll member and AP Scholar with Distinction ... An AJGA HP Scholastic Honor Roll member ... Captained his golf team during his senior campaign ... Two-time League All-Star ... Three-time Section All-Star ... Member of the Big 11 team ... Two-time LL League Runner-Up ... Two-time District 3 Runner-Up ... Three-time regional qualifier ... Finished 14th at the 2012 PIAA AAA State Championship ... Starter on the 2011 and 2012 PIAA AAA State Championship teams ... Represented the Pennsylvania Golf Association at the 2013 Williamson Cup ... Two top-5 finishes in Future Collegians World Tour (FCWT) events ... Finished ninth at the 2013 AJGA Junior at Penn State, including the low final round award (68) ... Tied for fourth at the 2013 Pennsylvania Junior Championship ... Tied for 25th at the 2012 Killington Junior Golf Championship.

Personal: Born December 23, 1995 ... Son of John and Beth ... Brother to Dan ... Enrolled as a Mechanical Engineering major at Villanova.