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Ex-Bears hit the links at alumni outing


More than 40 former Bears players gathered at The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha, Wis., Monday for the team's annual alumni golf outing.

The group included nine members of the 1985 Super Bowl XX championship team: Tom Andrews, Kevin Butler, Dan Hampton, Mike Hartenstine, Jay Hilgenberg, Emery Moorehead, Jim Morrissey, Tom Thayer and Henry Waechter.

Others in attendance included Ted Albrecht, Anthony Adams, Bob Avellini, Jerry Azumah, Charlie Brown, Ronnie Bull, Rashied Davis, Robin Earl, Steven Edwards, Jim Grabowski, Roland Harper, Bruce Herron, Ike Hill, Glen Kozlowski, Erik Kramer, Patrick Mannelly, Brandon McGowan, Jason McKie, Ahmad Merritt, Brent Novoselsky, Jim Osborne, Marcus Robinson, Quentin Smith, James Thornton, James "Big Cat" Williams and Eric Wright.

Brown and his partner finished in first place in the two-golfer scramble, followed by Hilgenberg and his partner in second and Thornton and his partner in third. Hilgenberg is a co-developer of the golf course.

Longest putt winners included McKie on the first hole, Kozlowski on the ninth and Brown on the 13th. Thornton and his partner won "closest from off the green" honors on 17.

The round of golf was followed by cocktails and dinner. The event was sponsored by Mercedes Benz.

Former players hit the links Monday for the second-annual Bears alumni golf outing at The Club at Strawberry Creek in Kenosha.