Rob Grube Named Finalist For The Cleveland Golf Byron Nelson Award

May 5, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford Senior Rob Grube was named as one of the finalists for the 2008 Byron Nelson Award presented by Cleveland Golf, in cooperation with the Four Seasons Resort and Club Las Colinas and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, as announced be the GCAA today in Oklahoma. Grube is joined by Bruno Buccolo of Oklahoma Christian, Charlotte's Jonas Enander Hedin, Washington & Lee's Nathaniel James and Joseph Sykora of Alabama.

Grube, who was just named to the first-team All-Pac-10 for the fourth time in his career, already has garnered an impressive list of awards, including several All-American, conference, and all-academic awards. Grube has finished in the top-10 on the leaderboard in four out of 10 tournaments this year, highlighted by tying for second with teammate Sihwan Kim at the UH-Hilo Invitational, where he shot his season-low round of 65, and most recently tying for third at the 2008 Pac-10 Championships. Grube is currently averaging 72 strokes per round, and is individually ranked at No. 39 in the nation.

Candidates for the Nelson must be a graduating senior, and the selection committee considers equally a nominee's entire collegiate academic and golf career as well as his character and integrity while in college. Particular consideration will be given to a nominee's good citizenship, as portrayed by Mr. Byron Nelson over the course of his life and golf career.

The recipient of the Nelson Award - which is in its seventh year of sponsorship with Cleveland Golf - will be named prior to the NCAA Division I Championships.

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