Eagles' golfers surprise NAC with second place finish

Eagles' golfers surprise NAC with second place finish
October 16, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
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Head coach Frank Janczak's Benedictine University men's golf team fooled the experts and earned a second place finish at the 2007 Northern Athletics Conference championship, played at the Whistling Straits Irish course in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. The Eagles - with all of their players eligible to return next season - were tabbed as the pre-season No. 5 pick in the NAC coaches' poll. Andrew Delaney was the highest finisher for the Eagles, placing in a third place tie. Delaney fired rounds of 81 and 77 (158) for the 36 hole event. R.J. Schwalbach finished ninth with a total of 162 (79-83). Jon Price and teammate Ryan Feldman were in a four-player logjam for 13th place at 167 on the difficult course. Price had rounds of 86 and 81. Feldman bounced back from potential disaster after a first day 91, to tie for the lowest round of day two with a 76. By virtue of their finish in the championship meet - coupled with their placement in the other NAC events during the season - Delaney and Schwalbach were both recognized as All-NAC players.


Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.