2011 Golf Season Review
- Release Date:
- November 1, 2011
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
2011 Season Review: Under the leadership of first year head coach Andy Dvornski, the Hilbert College men’s golf team saw 2011 as a restructuring year. Dvornski’s golf knowledge and patience is just what the Hawks team needed to learn and grow on for the future. Hilbert competed in five matches throughout September, including the second annual Hilbert Invitational hosted at Gowanda Country Club. The Hawks ended their season with a trip to the AMCC Championship tournament, hosted in Middlesex, OH during the second weekend in October.
Senior Pat Brooks was the top golfer for Hilbert in 2011. Brooks’ best finish was 3rd place, shooting an 80 (par 71 course) at D’Youville’s Spartan Shootout. Other golfers for the Hawks were: seniors John Nowak and Jim Pernick, juniors Gary Gawera and Mitch Rojek, and sophomores Dave Grigsby and Joe Pernick.
As a team, Hilbert had the highest finish placing 6th at the Spartan Shootout, where they also posted their lowest score of the season, shooting 383 at Tri-County Country Club (par 71). In the AMCC Championship tournament, which was the final match of the season, the Hawks took 10th place with a 772 overall score on the par 71 course for the two-day tournament.
Coach Dvornski will take the challenges and experiences from this season and build on them to develop the team into a determined group of contenders in the 2012 season.
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. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs, one a master’s in criminal justice administration and the other a master’s in public administration, and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.