Hilbert Golf Team Hits the Links

Release Date:
September 13, 2004
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

September 13, 2004


HAMBURG, N.Y. – The 2004 Hilbert College Golf team heads into the second year of Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) play this fall under sixth-year head coach Richard Walsh.


Will Georger (Eden, NY/Eden) returns for his senior year after being the top Hilbert finisher at last year’s AMCC Championships. The Hawks finished in a respectable sixth place in their first conference championship performance last October.


Also returning for the Hawks are seniors Brett Van Antwerp (Hastings, NY/Central Square) and Kevin Roblee (Springville, NY/Springville), who were steady performers in 2003.


Looking to make an impact are newcomers and fellow seniors Shane Grochnal (Buffalo, NY/Maryvale) and Jeff Mitchell (Amherst, NY/Sweet Home) along with junior Scott Pritchard (Springville, NY/Cattaraugus Little Valley); sophomores Kyle Kurkowski (Corfu, NY/Pembroke) and Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon); and freshmen Jacob Bickelman (East Aurora, NY/Iroquois), William Sporney (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon), and Ted Winkey (Springville, NY/Springville).


The Hawks play at several of the top courses across Western Pennsylvania, Northern Ohio and Western New York. This year’s AMCC championship will be held Oct. 10 at Pine Acres Country Club near Bradford, Pa.

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.