Golf Competes at Harvest Hill

Release Date:
September 24, 2009
The Office of Sports Information
(716) 649-7900 ext. 333

ORCHARD PARK, NY - Erie Community College hosted it's annual Invitational on Wednesday, September 23rd at Harvest Hill golf course.  Daemen College and ECC  finished tied for first place but Erie won the NCAA tie-breaker when adding in the fifth golfer's score.  Hilbert College finished in 4th place.

Tournament results: Erie Community College - 320; Daemen College - 320; Coming in third place was Medaille College with a team score of  342.  Hilbert outpaced D'Youville College by 1 stroke with a score of 368 good for 4th place, leaving D'Youville in sole possession of last place with 369 score. 

Jim Merriman from ECC was the medalist with a score of 77.  Hilbert's top finisher was Brian Rathke (Buffalo, NY/Bishop Timon-Saint Jude) who tied several others for 6th place with a score of 81. 

Hilbert's golfers were Brian Rathke (81), Tim Hourihan (93), James Costianes (95), Ian Frost (99) and Cody Troutman (119).

Up next for the golfers is a match at Peek n-Peek golf course on Thursday, September 24th hosted by Penn State Behrend and then on Saturday, September 26th at the Medaille Invitational held at Glen Oaks country club.

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.