Brooks Medals at Spartan Shootout

Release Date:
September 14, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


FORESTVILLE, NY – Senior Pat Brooks mastered the tricky Tri-County Country Club greens with a red-hot putter and earned a third place finish for the Hilbert College men’s golf team September 13 at the Spartan Shootout. His 80 score also became a lifetime low for the Orchard Park native. 
Penn State Behrend took the championship (316) in the six-team tournament followed by Medaille (330), Mount Aloysius (332), Pitt Bradford (341), D’Youville (372) and Hilbert, with their lowest score of the season (383).
Matt Gurska (PS Behrend) took top medal honors with a 75, one stroke ahead of teammate Kevin Koerbel. Brooks tied with Medaille’s Matt Keita at 80, with the bulk of the scoring following in tight order.  
Hilbert’s other scorers were John Nowak (93), Joe Pernick (101), Dan Grigsby (109) and Gary Gawera (116).
The Hawks next travel to the Lakeview Country Club (North East, PA) to participate in the Penn State Behrend Invitational September 20.

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.