2008
Men's golf second at NAC championships

Men's golf second at NAC championships
October 14, 2008

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

The Benedictine men's golf team finished second at the 2008 Northern Athletics Conference (NAC) championships, held Monday and Tuesday at the Whistling Straights Golf Course in Kohler, Wisconsin. After trailing eventual champion Milwaukee School of Engineering by seven strokes after the first 18 holes, the Eagles finished five shots back in the final tally. Junior R.J. Schwalbach (pictured) won medalist honors on a playoff after firing a two-day total of 150 for the 36-hole event. Schwalbach carded rounds of 72 and 78 to finish six over par for the tournament. Schwalbach and 2008 NAC "MVP" Daniel Behm of Wisconsin Lutheran College were the only golfers able to tame the 6,750-yard Irish Course for par rounds (Behm's came on the second day). Benedictine's Feldman had the tourney's next-best round with a Day No. 2 total of 73. Senior Andrew Delaney's 158 composite was good for ninth place. Sophomore Ryan Feldman was tied for fourth place with a 154 and junior transfer Tim Walters was tied for 12th at 160. Jon Price, a junior, finished in 22nd place with a 168 total. In the NAC All-Conference awards - which consider all rounds played during the fall season - Benedictine landed three of the ten positions. Schwalbach, Delaney and Walters were all among the NAC's players in the final analysis. Additionally, Benedictine head coach Frank Janczak was named as the NAC's Co-Coach of the Year (along with MSOE's Joe Meloy).

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