Golf Opens Season at Pitt-Bradford

Release Date:
September 13, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
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The Hilbert College men's golf team opened their 2008 season, Saturday afternoon, at the University of Pitt-Bradford Invitational. The tournament was held at Pine Acres Country Club in Bradford, Pa.

The Hawks placed 10th out of 13 teams in the field. Junior Joe Roberts (Adams, NY) recorded the lowest score for Hilbert, shooting an 84. Junior Brian Rathke (Buffalo, NY) and freshman Garrett Gelia (East Amherst, NY) both fired an 18 hole score of 89. Ian Frost (Pine Valley, NY) posted a score of 94. As a team, the Hawks finished with a combined team-score of 356.

"It was good to see newcomers Garrett Gelia and Joe Roberts do reasonable well considering the rainy conditions," said head coach Richard Walsh. "We will look to build off of this performance at our next match."

The Hawks return to the links Sept. 15 at the Oswego State Invitational, which will take place at the Oswego Country Club.

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.