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.
The golf team had another reality check against Fenwick yesterday as the varsity lost by 24 strokes. Liam Sweeney tied for the medalist by shooting a round of 35. Liam pulled off a Phil Mickelson type shot while just off the cart path for a chip in birdie on a par three.
The frosh/soph lost by 8 strokes with Mike Furlong and John Stillman leading the way by shooting a 42 and 43 respectively.
The golf team won the Irish Invitational, hosted by Bishop Mac, down at the Kankakee Elks Country Club on Monday, August 31, 2015. The team was led by T.J. Saas with an 81 and Jake Roche with an 83. T.J. and Jake also came in 2nd & 3rd, respectively, for medals. Mike Sullivan added a 90. Mike said he was motivated by Arrieta’s no hitter.
The golf team had a reality check yesterday at Beverly Country Club as the varsity lost to St. Ignatius by 20 strokes. Liam Sweeney was the low shooter fort the Crusaders with a 44. The frosh/soph team, however, won by 12 strokes as Mike Furlong and John Stillman came in with a pair of 42’s.
The golf team competed in the Catholic League championship on Wednesday, October1, 2014, at Cog Hill. The varsity finished in 6th place with a composite score of 323. Junior T.J.Saas carded a 79, and seniors Brendan Murphy an 80, David Roth an 81, and Tim Papiernik an 83.
The frosh/soph team finished 5th with a composite score of 342. Freshman Jack Donovan carded a 78, and sophomores Joe Bettinardi an 85, Liam Sweeney an 88, and Mike Stanton a 91. The varsity golf team will compete in the state regionals on Tuesday, October 7, at Old Oak.
The golf team defeated St. Laurence 158-170 at Stoney Creek. St. Laurence has one of the premier golfers in the area. David Roth and T. J. Saas lead the charge with a pair of 39’s.
Summer is right around the corner, and that means it’s time to hit the links. Brother Rice has a number of golf outing opportunities that are sure to appeal to every golfer.
Brother Rice staff members are directly involved with hosting two outings in the summer, along with a team of hard working Alumni Association and CAAC volunteers – the Alumni Golf Outing (AGO), and the Crusader Alumni Athletic Club (CAAC) outing. The proceeds from both of these events raise upwards of $60,000 annually for a combination of school improvements, alumni office expenses, community fund raisers, and Junior of the Year scholarships.
The 29th Annual All-Alumni Golf Outing (AGO 2014) will be held at Gleneagles Country Club in Lemont on Friday, June 20, 2014. Back-to-back shotgun starts begin at 8:00 A.M.
You can download the participation and sponsorship forms for this year’s AGO. Remember, ALL ALUMNI are invited to bring friends and family foursomes or to sign up as a single or twosome, and stay for an outstanding buffet dinner. Please decide soon to place your reservation for the morning (7:30 A.M. registration) or the afternoon (12:30 P.M. registration) shotgun start.
The Crusader Alumni Athletic Club will host its 4th annual golf outing on Friday, August 8, at Water’s Edge Golf Club. A shotgun start will begin at 1:30 P.M. Included in the cost is a buffet dinner and two hour open bar at The Edge Bar and Grill located at the course. Prizes will be given out for several on-course events – closest to the pin, beat the pro, and much more!
You can also attend the dinner and party afterwards even if you choose not to golf, which includes all you can eat and drink for 2 hours to start after golf at approximately 6:30 P.M. There is a $35 fee which can be paid by registering below or at the door.
Additionally, there are three other outings that also provide vital scholarship funds to Brother Rice students, which are organized and supported by hard working teams of volunteers.
- The Brendan Murrihy Memorial Golf Outing – July 12
- The Bruce Sloan Memorial Golf Outing – August 8
- James Ryan O’Donnell Memorial Golf Outing – September 13
Another outing that greatly supports the school, hosted by staff and dedicated members of the Foundation Committee is the Foundation Classic. The date for this event is yet to be determined.
The Foundation has been organized to raise funds to support the goals of Brother Rice High School to educate young men in the Chicago area consistent with the mission of Blessed Edmund Rice. The Foundation will raise funds in various ways but will focus on donors and anniversary classes who can make significant contributions. Once the Foundation raises $500,000, distributions will be based on the greatest needs of the school.
We cannot adequately thank the hard working volunteers, the foursome organizers, and our generous sponsors and donors. There has never been a better time to raise funds for the young men of Brother Rice.