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  Rob Grube
Rob Grube

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hinsdale, IL

High School:
Stevenson School (CA)

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 155

Experience:
3V

As a Junior in 2006-07: Competed in all 13 events for Stanford with a 71.1 stroke average in 41 rounds played ... Recorded 21 under par rounds and one par round ... Notched ten top-25 finishes including six top-10 ... A First Team All-Pac-10 selection ... A Second Team All-America selection ... Named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team ... Earned Academic All-America honors ... Took top honors at two tournaments - the CordeValle Classic and the U.S. Intercollegiate ... Tied for second at the UH Hilo Invitational where he shot a career low 64 in the final round, tying for the fourth best round in Stanford history ... Placed seventh at the Pac-10 Championships ... Competed for the Cardinal at the NCAA Championship, helping the team to the national title ... Took third at the NCAA Championships, matching a career low with a 64 in the opening round ... Stroke average stood third for a single season on The Farm.


As a Sophomore in 2005-06: Competed in 12 events (35 rounds) for Stanford with a 71.2 stroke average ... Tallied eight top-10 and one top-25 performance ... Recorded eight par and 14 under-par rounds during the season ... Placed first at the Western Intercollegiate with a two-round total of 138 and the U.S. Intercollegiate with a two-round total of 135 ... Finished second in the Alister MacKenzie Invitational ... Recorded a top-10 finish in his first outing of the year at the Gopher Invitational ... Took sixth at the Ashworth Invitational ... Placed fourth at the ASU Thunderbird Invitational ... Tied for sixth with a four-round total of 283 at the Pac-10 Championships ... Competed at the NCAA West Regional ... Season-low round was a 64 at the U.S. Intercollegiate ... A Third Team All-American ... An All-Pac-10 First Team selection ... Earned the Pac-10 Co-Golfer of the Year award ... A Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention ... Named to the All-Pacific Region Third Team ... Named the team MVP ... Also received The "Spooney" Award, given to the Stanford golfer displaying the most fight and tenacity while maintaining a never-give-up attitude ... Won the Illinois State Amateur Championship.

As a Freshman in 2004-05: Competed in 13 events (39 rounds) for Stanford with a 71.8 stroke average ... Stroke average ranked sixth all-time in school history ... Tallied six top-10 and three top-25 finishes ... Recorded four par and 14 under-par rounds during the season ... Tied for fifth at the NCAA Championship in Owings Mills, Md. with a four-round total of 282 and a tournament-low round of 68 ... Finished first at the NCAA West Region Championship with a three-round total of 204 and a season-low round of 65, the fifth lowest round in school history ... Tied for fourth at the Pac-10 Championship in Walla Walla, Wash., recording a low round of 66, one of the 15 lowest rounds in school history ... Tied for second at the U.S. Intercollegiate and tied for fifth at The Gold Rush ... Also notched top-10 finishes at The Nelson Invitational and the Taylor Made/Waikoloa Intercollegiate ... An Honorable Mention All-American ... Named the 2005 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... A member of the All-Pac-10 First Team ... Earned the Steele Award for Low Freshman Stroke ... Team's Most Valuable Player.

High School: A 2004 graduate of Robert Louis Stevenson School in Carmel, Calif. ... A four-year letterwinner in golf ... Captained the golf team as a junior and senior ... Coached by David Vivolo ... A 2003 AJGA Polo Junior All-American ... A 2002 and 2003 FCWT All-American ... A three-time First Team all-league selection ... A two-time Mission Trail Athletic League MVP ... Runner-up at the 2004 Illinois State Amateur Championship ... The California State NorCal Champion.

Personal: Son of John and Anne Grube ... Majoring in Political Science and History.

Career Statistics

Year Events Rounds Strokes Avg. Low/Low Trn.
2004-051339280171.865/202
2005-061235249371.264/206
2006-071341291771.164/199
Totals38115821171.464/199

Getting To Know Rob Grube

Parents: Ann and John Grube
Major: American Studies
One thing most people don't know about me: I went to boarding school in California
My favorite place that I have ever visited: Dornoch, Scotland
If I could bring anything to Stanford from my hometown, it would be: Chicago pizza, hot dogs, and sports teams
In my off-time, I'm most likely to be found: In the "dream pod" of KA
The best advice I ever received was: "Never give up, no matter what you do in life you will never be successful unless you work at it, and success doesn't always come when you want it." -George Roberts
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Eggs and buttered toast
The best thing about Stanford is: The people
My sports hero growing up was: Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan
If I played another sport at Stanford it would be: I couldn't play another sport -- Stanford athletes are too good for me
The reason I love golf is: It's the ultimate mental challenge
Ten years from now I hope to be: On the PGA Tour
Hobbies: Reading, politics, investing
My most prized possession is: Twelve black and white original photographs of Ben Hogan
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