Golfers finish 8th at '07 AMCC Championship

Release Date:
October 6, 2007
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BLAIRSVILLE, PA – Penn State Altoona captured their second straight Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) golf championship Saturday to earn an automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA tournament. The Lions had an early lead after Friday’s first round of 313, and finished off the second round with a 315 Saturday to edge out the conference’s nine other institutions. Hilbert College placed eighth overall with a score of 700 (345, 355).

La Roche College’s Jon Austin was the overall winner with a tournament best 154 (71, 83) after a two-hole playoff Saturday with Penn State Altoona’s Jake Blitz. Hilbert’s Kyle Hiscock (Rochester, NY/Eastridge) turned in the Hawks best score shooting a pair of 82s to finish with a 164. The senior tied for 16th overall as 50 competitors challenged the 6,812 yard, par 72 course at Tom’s Run Golf Course.

After Friday’s first round, the Hawks found themselves in eighth place with a team score of 345. Hilbert sophomore Brian Rathke (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon) was locked in a seven way tie for 13th place after turning in an 80 and Hiscock was tied for 21st.

With a chance to redeem themselves on Saturday, the Hawks fell 10 strokes behind Friday’s results and settled for a 355 on the final day of competition. Hiscock rebounded to tie for 11th place, but Hilbert had to settle for ninth on the day as the tournament came to a close.

2007 AMCC Championship Team Results (2 Rounds)

Penn State Altoona – 629

Medaille College – 648

Lake Erie College – 654

La Roche College – 656

University of Pitt-Bradford 667

Frostburg State – 679

Penn State Behrend – 682

Hilbert College – 700

University of Pitt-Greensburg - 706

Mount Aloysius College – 716

Hilbert College (8/10) Results

16th Kyle Hiscock – 82, 82 (164)

24th Brian Rathke – 80, 89 (169)

39th Jon Swanson – 91, 92 (183)

43rd Andy Passage – 92, 97 (189)

44th Ian Frost – 100, 92 (192) DNS

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.