Hawks Compete in AMCC Golf Championship
Hourihan totals team low for two day competition
- Release Date:
- October 6, 2009
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BLAIRSVILLE, PA - Over the weekend, the Hilbert Golf team traveled to Pennsylvania where they competed in the Alleghany Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) championship at Tom’s Run at Chestnut Ridge golf course located in Blairsville, PA. After a two-day, two-round competition, Penn State Behrend ended up winning the championship over the defending champion Penn St. Altoona by the narrowest of margins to win the 2009 AMCC men's golf championship. Both teams finished with a team score of 617; the first tiebreak criteria is the score of the #5 golfer, and that was the only criteria needed to decide the title. Behrend Lions senior Pat Petraglia (Pittsburgh, PA/ Chartiers Valley HS) was the medalist, carding a 150 for the two day event. With the title, the Behrend Lions also receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament, to be played in Hershey, PA in May. The Hawks nabbed an 8th place finish among the nine teams that participated with their overall score of 731.
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.