(Dan Lukes, Sports information director, St. Norbert College Press release) - ROCKFORD, Ill. - St. Norbert College made history by winning its first Midwest Conference championship in men's golf with a five-stroke win at the 2013 MWC Championship held at Aldeen Golf Club.
The Green Knights, who finished in a tie for second place last season, improved on their three-stroke lead on Monmouth College by topping the Scots by two strokes in the final round. St. Norbert finished the 45-hole tournament (play was limited to nine holes on day two) with a 311-159-313--783. Monmouth finished with a 314-159-315--788. Carroll University, the two-time defending MWC champion, made a late Saturday charge but finished eight shots off the pace at 322-163-306--791.
St. Norbert advances to the NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship, which will be held May 14-17 at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort in Destin, Fla.
St. Norbert junior Nic Vrubley also made history, becoming the first Green Knight to win an individual conference championship. Vrubley carded rounds of 77-36-75--188 to finish 8-over par. Vrubley finished three strokes ahead of Carroll's Blaine Lynch, who totaled 76-42-73--191. Vrubley's third-round total of 75 was tied for the second-best mark of the round behind Lynch's 73.
Jacob Hebbard also captured All-Midwest Conference honors by finishing in a tie for fifth place. Hebbard totaled a 79-43-75--197 to finish 17-over par.
Nick Roelse finished in a tie for 11th place with a 78-40-82--200. Brandon Gries was tied for 15th with a 78-41-83--202. Nick Mueller was tied for 19th place with a 78-42-86--206, while Evan Mass was 21st with an 83-43-81--207.
The complete field for the NCAA Division III Championship will be announced Monday, May 6.
From Sports Information Director, May 4, 2013 | Men's Golfby Dan Lukes, firstname.lastname@example.org, (920) 403-4077