Ratajczak Swings to Hawks Leader at Bradford

Release Date:
September 1, 2012
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 2012 Bradford Results

BRADFORD, PA - The Hilbert College Golf team took part in their first Invitational of the season, and the participant’s nerves got the best of the five-some. The Hawks finished with a team score of 388 which put them in 11th  place in the Bradford Invitational played at the Pine Acres Country Club September 1. Jared Vetica was top medalist with a final stroke count of 75.  He led his La Roche College team to the first place finish (310) in the Par 72 course.

Hilbert sophomore Ryan Ratajczak, playing in his first collegiate match, led the Hawks with an 88 tally which placed him in a 40th place. He was followed by freshman Jacob Reinecke (98), senior Karl Blomback (99), and senior Gary Gawera who finished with a 102.  Junior Vincent Giamberdino also shot the round but his score did not count. 

Up next, the Hawks host their own Hilbert Invitational September 7 at Gowanda Country Club (10 am start).



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.