Hawk Golfers Play 36 in Rochester

Release Date:
September 30, 2005
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ROCHESTER, NY – The Hilbert College golf team competed at Stafford Country Club (SCC) before heading to Mill Creek Country Club (MCCC) for a total of 36 holes on Friday against NAIA Division II opponents Robert’s Wesleyan College and Daemen College.

The Hawks were led by Will Sporney’s (West Seneca, NY/Bishop Timon) 86 in a losing effort at SCC. Daemen College won the overall event with a team best 322. The Wildcats Dave Johnston recorded the best score of the morning with a 76. Hilbert finished in third place with a score of 361.

In the afternoon match at MCCC, the Hawks shot a much improved 346 but failed to finish in front of Roberts Wesleyan (320) and Daemen (332). Sporney again led the Hawks with a round of 81, good enough to tie for third and only six strokes behind Robert’s Wesleyan’s T.J. Barber who’s 75 led all competitors. Sporney’s 167 on the day was good enough for a fifth place showing out of 15 scoring competitors.

The Hilbert College golf team will next be at the upcoming Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championships (AMCC) Sunday, October 9th at Sinking Valley Country Club in Altoona, 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.