2009 Golf Recap

Release Date:
November 3, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

2009 Season Review— The Men’s Golf team completed a successful 2009 campaign. The team competed in 4 matches during the month of September before they swung down to the AMCC championships the first weekend in October. The day before the conference-wide match, Hilbert and D’Youville College faced off in a dual meet on the championship course giving them a sneak peek where the end of the season meet would occur.  That October 3rd match and the 4th and 5th championship event completed the 2009 season for the Hawks.

Senior Brian Rathke (Buffalo, NY/ Bishop Timon-St. Jude) was Hilbert’s top golfers this season earning AMCC All Conference Honorable Mention for his performances. Rathke finished 4th place (Spartan Invitational) and 6th place (ECC Invitational) individually in tournaments early in the season.  Hilbert's other golfers this fall were senior Ian Frost (Cherry Creek, NY/Pine Valley), freshman Tim Hourihan (West Seneca, NY/St. Francis), freshman Matt Lamb (Whitesboro, NY/Whitesboro), freshman Shane Olivieri (Hamburg NY/Hamburg), freshman James Costaines (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) and freshman Cody Troutman (South Dayton, NY/Pine Valley). 
As a team Hilbert had its highest finish placing 3rd in the Spartan Shootout  in early September posting a score of 354. In the finale of the season at the AMCC Championships at Tom’s Run at Chestnut Ridge Golf course located in Blairsville, PA, the team took an 8th place finish among the nine conference teams that participated. Hilbert earned an overall score of 731 for the two-day tournament. Hourihan was the overall low for the Hawks totaling 178 for the two-day tournament placing him 21st out of 45 golfers.
The Hawks will look to take their experience and success they gained in 2009 and move forward with it for the 2010 season. Season recap notes.

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.