2008
Eagles win Aurora/Benedictine Spring Golf Invitational

Eagles win Aurora/Benedictine Spring Golf Invitational
April 21, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

The combination of senior Andrew Delaney and sophomore R.J. Schwalbach led the Eagles men's golf team to victory in the Aurora/Benedictine Spring Invitational. Head Coach Frank Janczak's team shot a composite 619, which was five shots better than second place Aurora and 17 strokes ahead of third place Milwaukee School of Engineering (the 2007 Northern Athletics Conference champion team). The 36-hole Invitational was played on the Ruffled Feathers Golf Club course on Saturday and at Seven Bridges Golf Club for Sunday's finale. Nine teams - all from the NAC - competed in the event. Individually, Delaney and Schwalbach finished first and second, respectively. Delaney was the first round leader with a one-under-par 71. He followed that with second round low of 74 - for a two-day total of 145 - one shot ahead of Schwalbach. Schwalbach had an even-par round of 72 on Saturday and matched Delaney's 74 on the Seven Bridges course. Two other Eagles finished in the top-20 in the field. Ryan Feldman carded rounds of 81-82 (163) to finish in a tie for 18th place. Teammate Jon Price scored a 165, shooting an 85 on Saturday before recording an 80 on the Eagles' home course.

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