2012 Golf Recap
- Release Date:
- October 30, 2012
- The Office of Sports Information
- (716) 649-7900 ext. 333
2012 Season Review: With only one returning player on the roster, Andy Dvornski and Johnathan Snyder had a clean slate of golf habits to improve this year. Through their skilled instruction, the coaches lowered the Hawks’ overall point total by 228 strokes from one season ago. Hilbert competed in five matches prior to the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Championship meet October 14 and 15. The Hawks hosted their third annual Hilbert Invitational at the Gowanda Country Club in early September as well as participating in other local tournaments over the seven week season. In between, the team worked on improving their mechanics at Harvest Hills golf course near campus.
Sophomore Ryan Ratajczak proved to be the Hawks most consistent golfer leading Hilbert five of the six matches. His lowest score was an 80 which he blasted on the lower course at Peek N’Peak (par 72) September 20. He ended the season shooting a 170 at the AMCC championships hosted by Oak Tree Country Club in Middlesex, OH. Other golfers who represented Hilbert in most matches were senior Gary Gawera, freshman Jacob Reinecke, who shot a team best 77 at Peek N’Peak, and senior Karl Blomback. Junior Ryan Tofil represented the Hawks in four matches with his strongest performance taking place at the AMCC championships and sophomore Jason Tabaczynski dressed twice for the Hawks. Senior Clinton Brown and junior Trevor Schmidt were on the Hawks’ roster and practiced with the team though neither played the course during a scoring match for Hilbert.
As a team, Hilbert fired their lowest score, 333, at the Behrend Invitational (Peek N’Peak). In the AMCC Championship tournament, which was the final match of the season, the Hawks took 10th place with a 710 overall score on the par 71 course for the two day tournament.
Coach Dvornski is pleased with the individual improvements made by each player this season. Dropping 228 strokes off the team’s score is a great start, but he is really excited to mix-in new recruits with his committed returning players for the 2013 season.
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.