Hawks Place 3rd at Medaille Invite

Release Date:
September 29, 2008
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

The Hilbert College golf team participated in the Medaille College Fall Invitational, on Saturday afternoon. The local field consisted of Medaille, Hilbert, Daemen and D’Youville.

Hilbert placed 3rd out of four teams. For the Hawks, the top finisher was junior Brian Rathke (Buffalo, NY/Timon), who after a rough start birdied 5 of the last 17 holes to end up with a nine-over-par 80. Rathke’s round placed him seventh overall. Junior Joe Roberts (Adams, NY/South Jefferson) finished with an eleven-over-par 82, to place 8th. Freshman Garret Gelia (East Amherst, NY/Cardinal O’Hara) shot a 90.

Juniors Ian Fost (Pine Valley, NY/Cherry Creek) and Justin Tworek (Dunkirk, NY/Dunkirk) both recorded rounds of 95.

The Hawks return to action Oct. 4-5 when they host the AMCC Championship at Tom’s Run Golf Course at Chestnut Ridge Golf Club in Blairsville, 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.