Eagles settle for fourth at top tournament

Eagles settle for fourth at top tournament
April 4, 2009

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Directpr
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After finding itself tied for second place after one day of play, Benedictine University's men's golf team finished in a fourth place tie at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational at the Ironwood Golf Course in Bloomington, Ill. The Eagles' two-day score of 616 was eight strokes better than its next-closest Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) competitor at among the 23-team field. Junior R.J. Schwalbach was the team's to individual, placing in a tie for 11th. Schwalbach had rounds of 73 and 77 for a six-over-par 150 for the tournament. Newcomer Ryan Feldman was tied for 18th place with a 153 total and senior Andrew Delaney carded a composite 156 (tied for 29th) in the 84-player field. The IWU Invitational featured numerous national and regionally-ranked teams.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.