HC Golfers Prepare to Hit the Links

Release Date:
August 15, 2006
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

2006 Season Preview

HAMBURG, NY – The 2006 Hilbert College golf season promises to be very exciting with the Hawks traveling to the University of Pitt-Bradford on September 16th to open the fall campaign.  Improving upon last year’s 10th place finish at the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate College (AMCC) championships will fall in the hands of two veterans and a quality transfer.    

Returning seniors Glen Ufland (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) and Simon Ragona (Gowanda, NY/Gowanda) will vie for the Hawks number one spot on the roster.  Newcomer Kyle Hiscock (Rochester, NY/Eastridge) has the potential to contribute right away based on an outstanding junior college career at Monroe Community College.  Hiscock was part of a Tribunes program that advanced to the 2005 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) National Tourney, and a second place finish. 

“The overall talent level of this year’s team is the best we’ve ever had”, commented eighth-year head coach Richard Walsh.  “If we play up to our potential we will be a much improved golf program.  I expect two or three players to compete for a spot on the all-conference team”.

Walsh’s Hawks will be competing for the 2006 AMCC Championship held on October 7th and 8th at Fowler Mill Golf Course in Chesterland, OH.  Conference foe Lake Erie College will sponsor the 36-hole event.

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.