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Head Coach: Jack Halpin 
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Date started:        Fall 1960
IHSA Class:          AA till 2006    AAA (2007) till current
Conference:         East Suburban Catholic Conference - Chicagoland Prep

Team Championships
Conference  Regional Sectional State
1965 (CP) 2001 1983 1983 - 3rd
1966 (CP) 2005 2006 2006 - 2nd
1967 (CP) 2006 2007 2007 - 1st
1970 (CP) 2007 2008 2008 - 1st
1973 (CP) 2008 2009 2009 - 1st
1974 (CP) 2009   2013 - 6th
1980 (ESCC) 2013   2015 - 7th
1983 (ESCC) 2014    
1999 (ESCC) 2015    
2004 (ESCC)      
2005 (ESCC)      
2006 (ESCC)      
2007 (ESCC)      
2008 (ESCC)      
2010 (ESCC)      
2012 (ESCC)      

2014 (ESCC)

2015 (ESCC)

Individual Records

Conference Champions (8) Regional Champions (6) Sectional Champions (2) State Champions (2)
Mario Vitale - 1971 Rick Green - 1987 Joe Carlson - 2007 Joe Carlson - 2008
Mike Fitton - 1974 Jon Perna - 1999 Dan Stringfellow - 2009   ^ Set State record of -7
Scott Beaugereau - 1983 Owen McGovern - 2001   Dan Stringfellow - 2009
Pat McGough - 1998 Dan Stingfellow - 2007    
Matt Vitale - 2008 Dan Stringfellow - 2008    
Luke DeTrempe - 2012 John Carlson - 2014    
Robert Renner - 2013
Nick Carlson - 2014

 

Team Records 

State (3 titles)

7th Place 2015

644 team Total (23 Strokes out of 1st Place won by Hinsdale Central)

Day 1 325 - John Carlson 75, Tim Crawford 82, Liam Warner 83, Matt Triberger 85

Day 2 319 - Matt Triberger 78, Tim Crawford 78, John Carlson 81, Preston Drehobl 82, Matt Wagner 83

6th Place 2013  
625 Team Total (22 Strokes out of 1st Place won by Hinsdale Central)
Day 1 314 - Robert Renner 74, Liam Warner 78, Ryan Fitzmaurice 80 
Day 2 311- Robert Renner 72, Nick Carlson 76, Liam Warner 81, Hudson Luthringshausen 82 

1st Place  2009
611    Team Total  (Winner by 8 strokes over New Trier)
Dan Stringfellow 144, Joe Carlson 152, Kenny Wienckowski 156, Joe Ferrari 159

1st Place  2008
583    Team Total  (Winner by 15 strokes over Hinsdale Central)
Day 1  291 - Joe Carlson 69, Dan Stringfellow 70, Matt Vitale 75, Brad Klune 77, Kenny Wienckowski 77
Day 2  292 - Joe Carlson 68, Dan Stringfellow 73, Brad Klune 74, Matt Vitale 77

1st Place  2007 
600    Team Total  (Winner by 5 strokes over Quincy)
Day 1  300 - Dan Stringfellow 73, Joe Carlson 75, Matt Crandall 76, Matt Vitale 76
Day 2  300 - Michael Ferrari 72, Brad Klune 75, Matt Vitale 76, Joe Carlson 77

2nd Place 2006         
614    Team Total (4 strokes out of 1st Place University High)
Day 1 312 - Brad Klune 76, Dan Stringfellow 77, Taylor Krug 78, Matt Vitale 81
Day 2 302 - Nick DeTrempe 74, Dan Stringfellow 75, Brad Klune 76, Taylor Krug 77

11th Place 1999 
676     Anthony Gillick - 162, Jon Perna - 170, Whit Welker - 171, Jonathan Bashir - 176, Jon Novak - 177, Matt Schuman - 189

3rd Place 1983
649

8th Place 1974
635     Tom McEnerney 157, Kevin Hanigan 158, Larry Piefer 159, Mike Fitton 161 

Team Qualifier '74, '80, '83, '99, '06, '07, '08, '09, '13, '15

 

Sectionals (5 titles)

  • 1983 - EMAIL US THE NUMBERS!!!
  • 2006 - 292(+4)   (Matt Vitale 71, Phil Makowski 73,Nick DeTrempe 74, Danny Stringfellow  74,Brad Klune 74, Taylor Krug 75)
  • 2007 - 296(+16) (Joe Carlson 70, Danny Stringfellow 74, Michael Ferrari 79, Brad Klune 83)
  • 2008 - 286(+6)  (Danny Stringfellow 69, Matt Vitale 70, Joe Carlson 73, Brad Klune 74)
  • 2009 - 297 (Dan Stringfellow 71, Joe Carlson 74, Brad Klune 75, Ken Wienckowski 77)

 

Regionals (9 titles)

  • 2001 - 313  (Owen McGovern 73, Anthony Gillick 76, Chris Zuelke 81,Pat McMahon 83)
  • 2005 - 321(+37)  (Jim O'Connor 78, Nick DeTrempe 79, Matt Vitale 81, Phil Makowski 83)
  • 2006 - 297(+13)  (Matt Vitale 74, Danny Stringfellow 74, Brad Klune 74, Taylor Krug 75)
  • 2007 - 293(+5)  (Danny Stringfellow 72, Joe Carlson 73, Mike Ferrari 74, Matt Crandall 74)
  • 2008 - 294(+10)  (Danny Stringfellow 68, Joe Carlson 73, Brad Klune 75, Kenny Wienchowski 78)
  • 2009 - 297 (+13) (Luke DeTrempe 72, Dan Stringfellow 74, Joe Carlson 75, Brad Klune 76)
  • 2013 - 299 (+19) (Robert Renner 70, John Carlson 73, Liam Warner 77, Hudson Luthringshausen 79)
  • 2014 - 310 (+26) (John Carlson 74, Matt Trimberger 74, Nick Carlson 79, Liam Warner 83)
  • 2015 - 302 (+22) (Matt trimberger 71, Preston Drehobl 76, Liam Warner 77, Tim Crawford 78)

 

Conference (20 titles)

  • ESCC (Fall '74), (Spring'74), '80, '82, '83, '99, '04, '05, '06, '07, '08, '10, '12, '14, '15)
  • Chicagoland Prep '65, '66, '67, '70, '73

 

Team Streaks

  • 59 Consecutive Match Play Wins – '68 TO '73
  • 11 Consecutive Tournament wins - 2007-08

 

Low Team Scores

9 Hole Events  
145 (-3) 2007 Lincoln Oaks par 37 - Matt Vitale 34, Danny Stringfellow 35, Mike Ferrari 38, Brad Klune 38
141 (-3) 2006 Old Orchard par 36 - Matt Vitale 34, Taylor Krug 35, Phil Makowski 36, Brad Klune 36
147 (-1) 2008 Lincoln Oaks par 37 - Dan Stringfellow 31, Lucas Underys 37, Joe Carlson 39, Brad Klune 40
145 (+1) 2007 Old Orchard par 36 - Dan Stringfellow 31, Brad Klune 38, Joe Carlson 38, Matt Crandall 38
142 (+2) 1970 White Pines par 35 - Mike Locasio 33, Mario Vitale 36, Terry McDonald 36, Rich Evans 37
       
18-Hole Events
282 (-2) 2012 Bloomington Invitation at Wiebring GC - Robert Renner 68, Liam Warner 68, Luke DeTrempe 71, Nick Carlson 75, Hudson Luthringshausen 76 and Charles Derrick 76
291 (+3) 2008 State Finals Round 1 - Joe Carlson 69, Dan Stringfellow 70, Matt Vitale 75, Brad Klune 77, Ken Wienckowski 77
292 (+4) 2008 State Finals Round 2 - Joe Carlson 68, Dan Stingfellow 73, Brad Klune 74, Matt Vitale 77
292 (+4) 2006 Sectionals @ Buffalo Grove - Matt Vitale 71, Phil Makowski 73, Nick DeTrempe 74, Dan Stringfellow 74 , Brad Klune 74, Taylor Krug 75
293 (+5) 2008 Conference @ Pine Meadows - Matt Vitale 72, Joe Carlson 73, Brad Klune 73, Dan Stringfellow 75
293 (+5) 2008 Wheeling Invite @ Chevy Chase - Matt Vitale 71, Brad Klune 71, Dan Stringfellow 72, Joe Carlson 79
293 (+5) 2007 Regionals @ Buffalo Grove - Dan Stringfellow 72, Joe Carlson 73, Mike Ferrari 74, Matt Crandall 74
286 (+6) 2008 Sectionals @ Glenview Park - Dan Stringfellow 69, Matt Vitale 70, Joe Carlson 73, Brad Klune 74
       
36-Hole Events
583 (+7) 2008 State Finals - Joe Carlson (69-68), Dan Stringfellow (70-73), Brad Klune (77-74), Matt Vitale (75-77)
600 (+24) 2007 State Finals - Dan Stringfellow (73-78), Matt Vitale (76-76), Joe Carlson (75-77), Brad Klune (78-75)
       
       
Low Individual Scores
       
State Finals
2013 5th Place Robert Renner (74-72 = 146 at The Den in Bloomington)
2009 1st Place Dan Stringfellow (69-75 = 144 at The Den in Bloomington)
2008 1st Place *Joe Carlson (69-68 = 137 at The Den in Bloomington)
2008 5th Place Dan Stringfellow (70-73 = 143 at The Den in Bloomington)
2006 5th Place Brad Klune (76-76 = 152 at The Den in Bloomington)
2006 5th Place Dan Stringfellow (77-75 = 152 at the Den in Bloomington)
1983 5th Place Scott Beaugureau (155 at Kellogg in Peoria)
2007 8th Place Dan Stringfellow (73-78 = 151 at The Den in Bloomington)
    *  IHSA Record for lowest (under par) score for State Finals

 

State Finals Qualifiers

2014 Nick Carlson

2013 Robert Renner

2012 Hudson Luthringshausen
2011 Luke DeTrempe
2010 Rick Gattone
2003 Tom Lernihan
2001 Tom Kalaway
2000 Anthony Gillick
1999 John Perna, Jon Novak
 

Scott Beaugureau 1983 and Tim O'Kane 1982

 

1974 Kevin Hanigan,  Tom McEnerney,  Mike Fitton
     

Regional Medalist

 

-3 2008 Dan Stringfellow (68 at Hilldale)
Even 2007 Dan Stringfellow (72 at Buffalo Grove)
+2 1999 John Perna and Jon Novak (72 at Poplar Creek)
  1987

Rick Green

+3 2014 John Carlson (74 at Hilldale in a playoff with Matt Trimberger)
Sectional Medalist
70
71 2009 Dan Stringfellow (Sportman's GC)
     
Conference Champions
1970 Mario Vitale
1974 Mike Fitton (74 at Rob Roy)
1997 Pat McGough
2008 Matt Vitale (72 at Pine Meadows)
2012 Luke Detrempe (74 at Old Orchard Country Club)

2013

2014 

Robert Renner (72 at Old Orchard Country Club)

Nick Carlson (71 at Old Oak CC)

 

18-Hole Events

-5 2009   Dan Stringfellow (67 at Rolling Green CC par 72)
-4 2008   Joe Carlson (68 at The Den par 72)
-4 2006   Brad Klune (67 at Boone Creek par 71)
-3 2012   Robert Renner (68 Wiebring GC par 71)
-3 2012   Liam Warner (68 Wiebring GC par 71)
-3 2008   Joe Carlson (69 at The Den par 72)
-3 2008   Dan Stringfellow (68 at Hilldale par 71)
-3 2007   Dan Stringfellow (67 at Old Orchard CC par 70)
-2 2008   Dan Stringfellow (70 at The Den par 72)
-2 2007   Brad Klune (68 at Old Orchard CC par 70)
-2 2014   John Carlson (70 at Inverness CC par 72)
9-Hole Events
-6 2008   Dan Stringfellow (31 at Lincoln Oaks par 37)
-5 2007   Dan Stringfellow (31 at OOCC par 36)
-4 1970   Mike Locasio (32 at White Pine's par 36)
-3 2007   Matt Vitale (34 at Lincoln Oaks par 37)
       
       

Coaching Records
Father Durkin

  • 70 and 13 (84%)  1965-1970 (including 59 consecutive dual meet wins)

Jack Halpin

  • 232 and 43  (83%) 1998 to present (including 11 consecutive tournament wins)
  • Tournaments (2007 - 2009)  431 and 21  
2007 Joe Carlson (Old Orchard CC)
   
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  • Season Summary 2009 - The 2009 Saint Viator Lions completed their run for the ages on October 17th 2009 by winnin g their record third straight team State Championship in the one of the closest and most competitive State Finals in recent years.  Dan Stringfellow, Joe Carlson, and Captain Brad Klune were part of all 3 Championships and helped set an IHSA record by winning 3 consecutive State Championships at the highest (3A) level, last accomplished 64 years ago by Rockford East. 
  • Through biting winds with temperatures in the 40's, the Lions perservered through the back 9 on Saturday after seeing their lead cut to 1 stroke.  Their score of 150 on the back nine was a testament their experience and guts. Joe Ferrari got the ball rolling on Saturday's run by posting a 79 with a 38 on the back nine.  He was the "hero" of the tournament.  Ken Wienchowski was next off the course and elevated the Lion's roar by putting up a 76 and 156 total good for 17th place.  In the very next group came IHSA State Final record holder, Joe Carlson posting one of the better rounds of the day when his 73 and 152 total moved him up the leaderboard into a 6th place tie. That set the stage for Dan Stringfellow and the team's record finish.   Not knowing he was tied for the individual lead entering the last hole, Dan birdied the final hole of his high school career and in the process etched his name in the IHSA record books by winning the individual medalist honors.  Dan's even par score of 144 was good for a 2 stroke win.  Dan is the 2nd player in IHSA history to finish in the top 10 in all 4 of his State Finals Tournaments joining current PGA tour player D.A. Points.

    The final team score of 611 was good for an 8 stroke win and capped a season of the highest expectations which were fullfilled with the 2009 IHSA 3A State Championship.

    The 2008 Lions, anchored by veteran captains Matt Vitale(Sr), Dan Stringfellow(Jr), Brad Klune (Jr), and Joe Carlson(Jr) won the 2008 IHSA 3A State Championship with a record breaking score of 583.  Joe Ferrari, Kenny Wienckowski and Pat Schuetz were a huge part of the total team effort.  Joe Carlson was the individual medalist with a score of 69-68=137(-7).  Danny Stringfellow finished 5th with a score of 70-73=143(-1).  Brad Klune finished 23rd with a score of 77-74=151.  Matt Vitale finished 25th with a score of 75-77=152.

    The Lions team score of 583 set the all-time IHSA State Finals record.  Equally impressive was their 15 stroke margin of victory as they turned a 5 stroke overnight lead into a 15 stroke rout on the back 9 on Saturday and won back-to-back IHSA 3A State Titles.  In the 2007 State finals, Danny Stringfellow finished in 8th place, Matt Vitale and Joe Carlson tied for 12th and Brad Klune finished 20th.  

    2008 - Senior Matt Vitale led the Lions with great performances in the 2006 Regionals (74) and Sectionals (71).  In 2007, his matching 76's and 12th place finish at the State Finals were a great mark of consistency.  In 2008, Matt tied for 1st at the Wheeling Invite out of 130 players when he shot 71.  He was named the East Suburban Conference player of the year with his winning score of 72.  He helped lead the team to a return trip to the State Finals when he shot 70 at the Glenbrook Sectional.  Matt finished off his high school career with a 25th place finish in the IHSA State Finals when he shot 75-77.  He was an integral part of 4 ESCC, 4 Regional, 3 Sectional and 2 IHSA State Championships.  He had a great career outside of High School golf, winning more than 15 local junior tournaments in past Summers.   This past Summer, Matt made the quarterfinals of the prestigious Chick Evans Championship, beating the tournament medalist in the opening round. 

    Junior Brad Klune set the Lions individual scoring record in 2006 as a freshman when he shot 67 in his first ever high school event.  Later that year he shot 74 in Regionals and Sectionals, then finished a great freshman campaign with his 76-76=152 and 5th place finish in the IHSA State Finals.  In 2007 Brad finished in the top 5 in five out of six invitationals.  On day 2 of the IHSA Finals, Brad went out early and posted a great round of 75 that started the team on a roll to their first State Championship.  In 2008, Brad won the prestigious Wildcat invite with an outstanding score of 71 out of 130 players.  His 73 at Conference, 75 at Regionals, and 74 at Sectionals showed once again that Brad is one of the most consistent players in the state.  On day 2 of the 2008 State Finals, Brad went out early and posted a solid 74, starting the Lions on a roll that led to their 2nd consecutive State Championship.  Outside of high school golf, Brad's junior golf accomplishments are even more impressive as he earned Fully Exempt status in the AJGA this past Summer based on his 2nd place finish in the Future Legends tournament in Wisconsin.  His scores of 71-71-73 again proved he is "Mr Consistency".

    Junior Danny Stringfellow came to Saint Viator with an impressive junior golf resume.  He made his mark as a Freshman when he finished 5th (77-75) at the 2006 IHSA State Finals.   In 2007, Danny won 4 tournaments during the season.  Victories at The Viator Invite(67), Wheeling Wildcat Invite(72), and prestigious Zee-Bee Invitational(73) started Danny on a roll into the post season.  He then captured the 2007 Buffalo Grove Regional(72), and was 2nd in the tough Hersey Sectional(74).   He finished the 2007 season in 8th place in the IHSA State Finals when he shot 78-73=151.  He shot 31(-5) in a dual match in 2007, then did it one better with another 31(-6) in 2008 shattering school records.   In 2008 he captured 3 more events as he won the Rolling Green Invite(72), Viator Invite(70), and Fremd Regional at Hilldale(68).   Danny finished 2nd in the Glenbrook Sectional with his 69, then finished his 2008 campaign with a 70-73=152 and 5th place finish in the IHSA State finals.   Outside of high school, Danny's junior golf resume contains many impressive wins.  He is the reigning 2008 Illinois State Junior Amateur champion having defeated the top juniors in the state this past Summer at Makray Memorial Golf Course.  In 2007 he won the prestigious FCWT Whistling Straights Classic by 7 strokes, and picked up another win a week later at the IJGA Medinah Shriners Classic, beating a strong field by 3 strokes.  He appeared on the Golf Channel a few years back when he won the National Drive, Pitch and Putt Championship sinking a 30 foot putt to capture the title.  Danny has also appeared in the Junior World Golf Championship at Torrey Pines in San Diego on 2 occasions.

    Junior Joe Carlson made his mark as a Freshman in 2006 when he shot 75 in four of his five invitationals.  In 2007, Joe came on strong late in the regular season when he finished 2nd at Wheeling Wildcat(73) and the Buffalo Grove Regional(73), finishing right behind teammate Dan Stringfellow's 72 each time.   Joe then broke through with the Lions first ever individual Sectional title when he shot 70 and posted a 4 Stroke win at the tough Hersey Sectional.   Joe finished his 2007 season when he shot 75-77 and finished 12th at the IHSA State Finals.   In 2008, Joe again came on strong late as he finished 2nd in Conference(73), and 2nd at the Fremd Regional(73).   Another 73 at Sectionals proved Joe would be a contender in Bloomington.   Joe finished a dream 2008 season when he won the IHSA 3A individual medalist honors with a 69-68=137, setting the all-time IHSA scoring record.   Away from high school golf, Joe also enjoyed a dream 2008 season by being named the IJGA player of the year, largely based on his 2nd place finish in the State Junior Am, and season ending win in the Tournament of Champions when he fired another 68-69.    He narrowly missed a spot in the prestigious USGA Junior Amateur when his 36 hole score came up 1 stroke short.  In 2007 he was a finalist in the prestigious Chick Evans Memorial Championship which began with over 400 golfers.

    Junior Joe Ferrari is in his first year on the varsity squad after he led last year's frosh soph team throughout the year.  Joe capped his 2007 season with a 76 in the Viator Invitational placing him 3rd in a field of over 100 players.   He was named the MVP of the Frosh/Soph squad before moving up to varsity this year.   In 2008, Joe broke through at Sectionals when he shot 76, and put up an 80 on the second day of the IHSA State finals, gaining valuable experience for next season.

    Sophomore Kenny Wienckowski anchored himself in the varsity lineup after a successful Summer on the IJGA tour where he broke into the 70's numerous times.  Last season on the Frosh/Soph squad he had mild success, but a winter of hard work proved that Kenny had the tools to compete at the highest level.   Kenny shot 78 at Rolling Green in his first varsity tournament narrowly missing a medal.   A couple days later, he shot a 75 at The Bloomington Classic earning a 3rd place medal.  Late in the season Kenny came through with a 78 at Regionals helping the team to their 20 stroke win.   At his first IHSA State Finals, Kenny shot 77-80 to finish a very respectable 46th for the State Champs.

    Also competing at the varsity level in 2008were Chad Holsworth, Pat Schuetz, Brian Keefe, Nick Trapani, Lucas Underys, Mario Cuttone and Dom Zanfardino.

    2008 Season Summary:  The 2008 season provided a challenge every step of the way as the Lions were faced with the pressure of repeating their 2007 IHSA State Championship.   After a slow start to the season, the Lions began to come on strong after a road trip to the McDonalds Tournament of Champions provided national competition against a strong field.   Returning home, the Lions responded with an 8 stroke win at Wheeling Wildcat by shooting 293(+5), narrowly missing a school record.   A few days later, they traveled to Pine Meadow and shot another 293(+5) to capture their 5th consecutive Conference Championship, again just missing the school record with their 14 stroke win.  

    The Lions continued their hot scoring and captured the Fremd Regional at a very tough Hilldale Golf Course where their score of 294 won by 20 and Danny Stringfellow was medalist with a record-setting 68.  They faced their biggest challenge at Sectionals, playing in the toughest sectional in the state and the ultimate pressure of making it back to the IHSA State finals.   The Lions responded with another hot score of 286(+6) and won the Glenbrook Sectional by 6 strokes and a return date with destiny in Bloomington.  The rest is history as the Lions dominated the competition by shooting 291(+3) and 292(+4) for a total of 583 and IHSA all-time scoring record.   In the process, they set the all-time St. Viator team scoring record and cemented their place as one of the best teams of all time in the state of Illinois.

    2007 Season Summary:  The Lions 2007 State Championship ended a dream season where they won 10 consecutive tournaments.  The only other time this was accomplished was in 1991 by St Charles High School under  coach Rob Prentiss.  The Lions two day score of 600 was the third lowest in IHSA Tournament history.  

    Leading up to the 2007 State Tournament Series, the Lions won 6 consecutive Tournaments, including Rockford Boylan, Viator, Inverness, Zee Bee, Biltmore and Wildcat Invitationals.   They made it nine (9) in a row by capturing the ESCC at Traditions of Chevy Chase, Regionals at Buffalo Grove, and Sectionals at Old Orchard.  These championships were their 4th straight Conference, 3rd consecutive Regional, and 2nd consecutive Sectional championships.  

    The 2006 team finished 2nd in the the IHSA State Finals 4 strokes away from a State Title. Their score of 614 would have won 6 of the last 10 IHSA State Finals. This culminated a dream season where the Lions won Conference, Regional (297) and Sectional (292) titles for the first time in their history.  Their 2nd place finish was also a school best and was keyed by consistency where they kept mistakes to a minimum by taking 4 double bogeys and 1 triple bogey in 144 holes of golf.  

    Prior to 2006, the best team finish was the 3rd Place '83 team led by now PGA Club Professional Scott Beaugureau who finished 8th individually in the IHSA State Finals that same year. This team was recently enshrined in the school's Hall of Fame.  The '74 team that was part of the school record of 59 consecutive match play wins was also placed in the Hall of Fame.

    Prior Years Teams coached by Coach Jack: 

    The Lions have won sixteen (17) Conference Championships in 1965, '66, '67. '70, '73, '74, '80, '83, '99, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012.  They have sent the 1999, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2013 teams, and 8 other individuals to the IHSA Finals in the past eleven years.  The 2007 - '08 and '09 won the IHSA Class 3A titles, finished 2nd in '06 and 6th in '13.  The 2008 team holds the IHSA Class 3A record for lowest 36 hole score.  Joe Carlson (class of 2010) holds the IHSA record for lowest 36 hole score of 137 (-7) set in 2008. 

    Recent graduates Taylor Krug(Monmouth), Phil Makowski(Northern Ohio), Jon Novak(Butler), John Perna(Gulf Central), Matt Schuman(Bradley) and Anthony Gillick(Denver), Danny Stringfellow (Auburn), Matt Vitale (Butler), Joe Carlson (Villanova),Brad Klune (Boston College), Kenny Wienckowski (Illinois Weslyan) and Robert Renner (Florida Gulf Coast) have competed successfully at the NCAA Division I level. 

    Novak won Medinah CC club championship and turned prol the next day.  Novak and Perna competed on the Mini Tours for a number of years and tried to qualify for the PGA Tour.  In 2007, both made it to the 2nd Stage of Tour School.  John is now an teacher of elite junior golfers.

     Varsity Coach Halpin just finished his 21st season with a record of 181 and 25 (83%) including a  winning steak of 11 consecutive tournament victories during 2007 and 2008 championship seasons.