Nowak Top Hawk at Behrend Invitational

Release Date:
September 21, 2011
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333


NORTH EAST, PA – La Roche College and Penn State Behrend played to a 311 stroke-tie in the Behrend Invitational September 20  at the Lake View Country Club. The Redhawks from Pittsburgh captured the first place trophy when La Roche's Kevin Loutsenhizer carded a 71 to win the individual medalist honors which determined the tiebreaker. Behrend finished in second followed by Penn State Altoona (317), Mount Aloysius (323), Westminster (324), Pitt-Bradford (328), Medaille (334), D’Youville (352) and Hilbert (386).
Loutsenhizer, the individual medalist, finished one stroke below course average. Matt Gurska (Behrend) played even par at 72, Pitt-Bradford’s Christian Holzwarth completed the course with a 74 and Altoona’s Wes Elder fired a 75. 
Hilbert’s fleet of five was led by John Nowak {in photo to right} who finished in 40th place (91). Other scoring Hawks were Mitch Rojeck (T43 – 94), Patrick Brooks (#45 – 100), and Jim Pernick (#46 – 101). The last non-counting scorer for the Hawks was Gary Gawera who shot a 115 for the afternoon.
Hilbert stays in Western New York for their next match when they travel to Glen Oak Country Club to compete at the Medaille Invitational September 24. Their next match is September 27 at Wildwood Golf Club before they head to Middlesex, OH for the AMCC Championships to be played at Oaktree Country Club (October 9 and 10).

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.