Hawks Continue to Improve, Finish Fifth at Own Invitational

Release Date:
September 7, 2012
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Hilbert Invitational Results                           

Ryan Ratajczak’s 85 score led the Hawks to a fifth place finish in their Third Annual Hilbert Invitational golf match September 7. 

Penn State Behrend tapped the top two medalist spots as they captured the team championship with a 320 score. Bradford trailed by fifteen strokes to claim second place followed by Medaille (338), D’Youville (350), Hilbert (356) and Houghton (367).

Ratajczak finished tied for 10th, and was followed by Karl Blomback who shot an 88 (T-14); Jake Rienecke finished with a 90 (T19) and Jason Tabaczynski stroked out at 93. Also playing for the Hawks was Ryan Tofil (93).

The Hawks dropped 53 strokes off their Hilbert Invitational score from the 2011 season and have beaten last year’s stroke average by 27 swings already.

The Hawks will continue to practice at Gowanda until their next match. Penn State Behrend hosts their Invitational a Peek N’Peak course on September 20.

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.