Penn College Golfer Shoots Record 62 on White Deer Vintage Course

Published 08.20.2005


Gilbert "Gibby" Balliet, a Pennsylvania College of Technology sophomore from Watsontown, shot a record 62 on the Vintage Course at the White Deer Golf Complex on Aug. 7.

Witnessing Balliet's 10-under-par round was Ben Hameetman, son of Ruth E. Hameetman, an instructor of business administration at the college. Balliet's previous best on the course was a 67.

According to Wildcat golf coach Chet Schuman, Balliet hit all of the greens in regulation and putted extremely well.

"I wasn't thinking about it until I made an eagle on No. 8 to move six under, but it still did not hit me until I was walking up 18 (which he finished with a birdie)," Balliet said.

During the round, Balliet shot a 30 on the front nine and a 32 on the back. He finished with one eagle and eight birdies.

He and his teammates on the Penn College golf team open their season Sept. 9 at Penn State Wilkes-Barre.