2010 Golf Season Recap

Release Date:
November 3, 2010
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

2010 Season Review:  The men’s golf team, under new leadership, completed their 2010 season with a new identity.  Kevin Rice, as a first year coach, took a group of new comers to Hilbert College and molded them into a dedicated group of athletes. The Hawks competed in five matches in September then hosted their first annual Hilbert Invitational early October before they swung down to the AMCC championship match the second weekend in October to end the season.  

Junior John Nowak (Hamburg, NY/Frontier) was Hilbert’s top golfer this season. Nowak's best finish was 5th place at the Medaille Invitational and more importantly 25th at the AMCC championships. Hilbert’s other golfers  were juniors Patrick Brooks (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park) and Jim Pernick (Tonawanda, NY/St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute) as well as freshmen Michael Werner (Orchard Park, NY/Orchard Park), Jim Pernick (Tonawanda, NY/St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute), Dave Grigsby (West Valley, NY/West Valley) and Kristopher Hulley (Angola, NY/Springville Griffiths Institute).

As a team, Hilbert had the highest finish placing 4th in the Hilbert Invitational, posting a score of 395 at the Gowanda Country Club (par 72). The team’s lowest score of 380 was earned at the Medaille Invitational par 72 course  (Glen Oaks Country Club). In the final match of the season (AMCC Championships at the Oak Tree Country Club - West Middlesex, PA) the Hawks took 9th place wtih a 785 overall score on the par 71 course for the two-day tournament.

Coach Rice will take the experiences from this season, add a few more strong golfers to the mix and develop the team into a competitive group in the 2011 season. Read the season recap notes <here>.




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.