2009
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.

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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.