Behrend Captures Second Annual Hilbert Invitational

Release Date:
September 9, 2011
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NORTH COLLINS, NY – Penn State Behrend’s Matt Gurska posted a 76 to capture individual top medal honors at the second annual Hilbert College Invitational played at the Gowanda Country Club September 9. The Lions from Erie, PA also fired the best low score (311) on the par 72 course to take away the team championship. Hilbert’s John Nowak shot a 94 to lead the Hawks in the five-team event.

The Behrend squad took the top four spots before Bradford’s Tyler Lebesky interrupted the party. Besides Gurska, Dante Uetica (77), Kevin Korebel (79) and Zach Polanski (79) finished in the top four slots with their fifth golfer shooting an 82, one stroke behind Lebesky.  Bradford (343), Medaille (359), D’Youville (394) and Hilbert (409) rounded out the top five squads.

The Hawks had a tough day on the course. Pat Brooks tied for 19th shooting a 100 while Gary Gawera hit for 107. Mitch Rojek and Jim Pernick finished the day with a 108 each.

Hilbert next travels to Tri-County Country Club September 13 to compete in the Spartan Shootout hosted by D’Youville College.

Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.