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Green Knights Win First Invitational Title in Five Years at Lawrence Fall Classic

From Sports Information Director, September 10, 2010 | Men's Golf
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

HORTONVILLE - St. Norbert College won its first men's golf invitational championship since 2005 by claiming the title of the Lawrence University Fall Classic at Eagle Creek Golf Club.

The Green Knights fired a 319 to win the seven-school meet by five strokes, topping runner-up Milwaukee School of Engineering. St. Norbert hadn't won an invite since winning a Midwest Conference North Division meet it hosted at Mid-Vallee Golf Course on May 1, 2005. The Green Knights hadn't won an invitational with at least seven schools in it since winning the nine-school Madison Area Technical College Invitational at Cherokee Country Club in Madison on Sept. 22, 1998.

St. Norbert's top four scorers were all freshmen golfing in their first collegiate meet. Brandon Gries was the medalist, finishing with a 73. Gries shot a 34 on the front nine before settling on a 39 coming in, and he bogeyed the last two holes.

Nic Vrubley finished in a tie for second with a 79, while Jacob Hebbard was tied for seventh with an 82. Ryan Clark was tied for 15th with an 85. B.J. O'Brien rounded out the St. Norbert quintet with an 89 to tie for 20th place.

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