Reinecke Shoots a 77

Release Date:
September 20, 2012
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Behrend Results

FINDLEY LAKE, NY- The Hilbert College golf team continued their latest trend of dropping strokes in tournament play when they competed in the Penn State Behrend Invitational September 20. The Hawks finished in 11th place (333 team score) finding themselves only 1 stroke behind the tenth placed team and only 7 strokes behind the ninth placed team. Hilbert’s Jake Reinecke (in photo to right) went low for the Hawks shooting a +5 77 on the lower course at Peek n’ Peak. Reinecke’s 77 put him in a tie for 16th and only 5 strokes off Penn State Behrend’s Zack Polanski who medaled with an even Par 72.

Penn State Behrend owned the top five slots having golfers place 1st, T2, & 4. Behrend’s Dante Vetica finished 2nd after beating his cousin Jared Vetica of La Roche College in a match of cards. Dante won because he birdied and Jared pared the fifth hole which represents the #1 handicap (most difficult) hole on the course. 

The Hawks had a strong team performance today. Ryan Ratajczak and Gary Gawera both posted solid rounds of 80 and 85. Karl Blomback shot a respectable 91 while Ryan Tofil beat out a couple of golfers to help lower his team’s score in the overall tally.

The Hawks will look to keep improving and dropping strokes in their next match Saturday September 22nd at the Glen Oak Golf Club hosted by Medaille College.

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.