The golf team continued their hot streak yesterday by winning the SouthSide Shootout held annually at Ridge Country Club. The Crusaders were lead by Mike Stanton with a 76, good for the individual runner-up medal, Jack Donovan with an 80, the 3rd best score for the day, Joe Bettinardi with an 81, and Dan the man Berzins with an 83. Marist was 10 shots back and St. Rita was 12 back. Thanks to our friends at Ridge Country Club for their wonderful hospitality.
The Crusader golfers defeated St. Laurence on Monday, September 12, 2016, at Gleneagles. Mike Stanton, who was “en fuego” with a 350 yard drive landing on the green, lead the way with a 1 over par 36 and Joe Bettinardi was 3 over par with a 38. The collective score for 4 players was 150, the best score for the Crusaders at Gleneagles in 5 years.
The golf team was active on Saturday, September 10, 2016, in two tournaments. In the Providence tournament at the Sanctuary golf course in New Lenox, the Crusaders were led by Liam Sweeney with an 81, Joe Bettinardi with an 83, and Mike Stanton with an 84. The Crusaders finished 9th out of 22 teams.
In the St. Rita tournament at Glenwoodie, the Crusaders were led by Justin Gannon, who shot an 83, and Jack Donovan with an 86. The Crusaders finished 5th out of 12 teams.
By Brendan McInerney
Brother Rice held their annual Foundation Golf Outing at Beverly Country Club on Monday, August 29, 2016. Coaches, faculty, and staff participated in this fun event that not only featured a full round of golf but also a lunch and dinner that followed.
The cost of the outing was $500 with all proceeds going to the Brother Rice Foundation, which is committed to raising significant funds to keep tuition affordable and to ensure the long-term success of Brother Rice High School. All Foundation Golf Outing caddies were experienced Brother Rice students. The event lasted roughly seven hours starting at 11:00 A.M.
Students with prior caddying experience were allowed to participate. Junior Mike McShane, who caddied for Director of Admissions Tim O’Connell, shared his thoughts on the outing: “It was a fun day; it looked like the golfers enjoyed it, and I know I did,” said McShane. McShane plans to be a caddy again next year. Luckily, the weather cooperated nicely, and the golf outing proved to be a success.
Tryouts for the 2016 Brother Rice golf team will be held beginning on August 10, 11, and 12 at the Meadows Golf Club.
Please email Coach Albanese with any questions. We look forward to seeing you on the course.
View our schedule for the upcoming 2016 season.
The golf team saved the best rounds for last as the Crusaders finished 2nd in the state regionals yesterday at Silver Lakes with a team score of 312, one stroke behind favored Sandburg and 14 strokes in front of Marist. Liam Sweeney was the medalist with a one over par 72. T.J. Saas added a 77, good for a 5th place medal; Jake Roach added an 80, and Mike Stanton added an 83. The Crusaders compete in the state sectionals next Monday down near Edwardsville.
The golf team competed in the Catholic League at Cog Hill Golf Course on Thursday, October 1, 2015. Windy conditions made for a difficult day, but the varsity shot a respectable round of 226. However, it was only good for 6th place of the 13 teams competing.
Liam Sweeney led the charge with a 5 over par 77. Liam was selected to be one of ten players on the All-Catholic League team. TJ Saas and Mike Stanton added a pair of 82’s, and Jake Roche added an 85. The frosh/soph team also finished 6th with a respectable team score of 355. Jake Koos led the way with an 83, Jack Donovan an 88, and Mike Furlong and John Stillman added a pair of 92’s. The varsity golfers will compete in the State Regionals next Tuesday, October 6.
The golf team competed against St. Rita on Wednesday and Marist yesterday. The Crusaders defeated the Mustangs by 12 strokes at Ridge Country Club with Liam Sweeney and Mike Sullivan leading the way; yes, Mike Sullivan!! The Crusaders lost to the Red Hawks by 2 strokes at Midlothian Country Club. T.J. Saas shot a 41, Liam Sweeney and Mike Stanton added 42’s. The frosh/soph golfer defeated Marist yesterday at Midlothian by 7 strokes. Jake Koos and Anthony McElroy lead the team with a pair of 43’s. Justin Gannon added a 44.
The golf team has been shooting well lately. The Crusaders defeated Mt. Carmel on Thursday, September 17, 2015, at Glenwoodie. The varsity shot a very solid 162, which was good for a 22 stroke win. Mike Stanton led the way with a 37, and Liam Sweeney added a 40. The frosh/soph shot a solid 171, winning by 21. John Stillman led the way with a 41 and Anthony McElroy added a 42.
On Saturday, September 19, the frosh/soph team competed in the very competitive Homewood/Flossmoor tournament at Lincoln Oaks. The Crusaders finished 7th out of 20 teams with a team score of 341, missing 4th place by a mere 4 strokes. Jack Donovan lea the way with an 81, good for a 7th place medal. Mike Furlong added an 84 and Jake Koos added an 85.
The golf team competed in 3 events from Friday, September 11, to Saturday, September 12, 2015. Providence held a 2 part tournament. The Crusaders finished a respectable 5th out of 15 teams on Friday at Green Gardens with a score of 321. Liam Sweeney led the way with a 75, which was good for a 5th place medal. Liam also received a blessing with the help of St. Anthony, the patron saint of things lost.
Saturday was part 2 of the Providence tournament, an extremely competitive grouping of 28 teams at the Sanctuary golf course in New Lenox. The Crusaders finished in 18th place, shooting a 351, led by Mike Stanton who shot an 84. St. Rita’s tournament, also on Saturday morning, was rained out. The team shoots against St. Laurence on Monday, September 14, at Stoney Creek.