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Hilbert Golfers 6th at AMCC Championship

Release Date:
October 8, 2006
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PAINESVILLE, OH – The Penn State Altoona men’s golf team became the first team in the Lions’ short NCAA history to earn a bid in the national tournament by capturing the 2006 Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) Championship. The two-day event at Fowler’s Mill Golf Course concluded Sunday with the Hilbert College Hawks finishing 6th with a team score of 703.

Penn State Altoona’s Quinton Dziabo shot an 82 on Saturday before following up with a 78 Sunday to lead the pack of 49 golfers with a two-round best of 160. For his efforts, Dziabo was named AMCC Golfer of the Week. Lake Erie College’s Justin Brown carded a 162 to finish second overall, but lacked a supporting cast with an incomplete team.

Hilbert was paced by the strong play of Kyle Hiscock (Rochester, NY/Eastridge) who turned in a 166 for 36 holes. Hiscock shot an 85 Saturday, but rebounded with an 81 Sunday to tie him for 7th overall. Teammate Brian Rathke (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) was the Hawks next top performer with a 170 after shooting 83 and 87 respectfully.

After Saturday’s round, the Hawks were tied for fifth place with the University of Pittsburg at Bradford with a score of 354. Sunday’s performance of 349 dropped the Hawks to seventh on the day and their sixth place finish was finalized after Medaille College finished with a 708.

RESULTS

Penn State Altoona (653)

La Roche College (667)

Penn State Behrend (680)

University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (696)

Frostburg State (696)

Hilbert College (703)

Medaille College (708)

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg (753

Mount Aloysius College (755)

Lake Erie College (Incomplete)

Hilbert Finishers

Kyle Hiscock 166

Brian Rathke 170

Glen Ufland 173

Simon Ragona 199

Brian Baer 215



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.