Rob Grube Receives Sponsor's Exemption to Play in Legends at Sparks Marina Reno-Tahoe Open

July 22, 2008

STANFORD, Calif. - Rob Grube, a four-time All-American who led Stanford to the 2007 NCAA men's golf championship, has been granted a sponsor's exemption into the 2008 Legends at Sparks Marina Reno-Tahoe Open, to be played July 28-August 3 at the Montreux Golf & Country Club.

'Rob's talent on the golf course is equaled by his class and demeanor off the course,' said Tournament Director Michael Stearns. 'He is an accomplished golfer, with an NCAA championship and numerous individual titles and awards, and he's someone you're going to be seeing quite a bit over the next few years. We're proud to have him competing in our tournament because he represents everything good about the game of golf.'

'I am so excited to compete in the Legends Reno Tahoe Open, said Grube. With this being my first PGA Tour event, it's almost like a home match for me as it is just up the road from the Bay Area. I have watched the tournament on television in the past and can see that Montreux is a gorgeous and challenging course. To compete against some of the best players on the greatest tour in the world is a dream come true for me.'

'Rob will go down is the history books as one of Stanford's all-time greats,' said The Knowles Family Director of Men's Golf Conrad Ray. 'He was the catalyst for the turn around of our program the last few years and was a true pleasure to coach. His work ethic and approach to the game will set the standards for years to come.'

Grube, 23, earned his fourth consecutive first team All-Pac-10 Conference Award this past season and was also named the conference's men's golf scholar athlete of the year. A native of Hinsdale, Ill., he posted five top-10 finishes in his 11 tournaments as a senior. Grube, who graduated from Stanford with degrees in political science and history, was a finalist for both the Cleveland Golf Bryon Nelson Award and the Ben Hogan Award.

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