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Golf finishes in tie for eighth place at ‘The McLaughlin’
Senior David Cellura fires final round 69 on Sunday
September 16, 2012
Contact: Mike Porter (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FARMINGDALE, N.Y.—Binghamton fell three spots at the final round of ‘The McLaughlin’ Sunday afternoon despite shooting a solid team-score of 289 (+9). The Bearcats finished tied for eighth out of 16 teams with a three-round total of 868 (291-288-289= +28). Senior David Cellura made a strong push on the final 18 holes of play, shooting a one-under 69, resulting in a tie for 15th place. The nationally sixth-ranked Auburn Tigers took home the team title in dominating fashion with a 54-hole total of 830, winning by 11 strokes of the closest competitor. The Tigers finished one-two in the individual portion of the tournament as Jake Mondy fired a tournament clinching 202 (-8) at the famed Bethpage State Park (Red Course).
“I thought we played pretty consistent all weekend,” head coach Bernie Herceg said. “There’s always the feeling that you left a few shots out there and like any other tournament that happened, but I think we were very solid for three rounds. In a very competitive field, to be just six strokes out of a top-5 finish is a good result.”
Cellura, who was just outside the top-20 last week (T-21), turned in a 54-hole total of 214 (+4). The senior captain scored a team-best 69 on Sunday and was one of 13 players to shoot under-par on the final round of action.
Junior Bryce Edmister finished tied for 31st with a score of 217 (+7) throughout the two-day event. Freshman Jesse Perkins, who paced the Bearcats after two rounds, shot a final round 74 (+3) on Sunday, good for a 36th place finish. Sophomore Jack Sedgewick turned in his best round of the weekend, shooting a three-over 74 to round out Binghamton’s third round scorecard with a 289.
“Cellura really struck the ball well today and if not for a few closely missed putts, I thought he could have shot a 65 or 66,” Herceg said. “He like the rest of our guys will work hard in practice and get ready for Cornell where we hope to continue our strong play.”
Next weekend, Binghamton looks to go for a four-peat at the nearby Cornell Invitational played at the Robert Trent Jones GC in Ithaca, NY. Play begins Saturday morning.
T-15 David Cellura (73-72-69=214)
T-31 Bryce Edmister (73-72-72=217)
T-36 Jesse Perkins (71-73-74=218)
T-51 Josh Holling (74-71-76=221)
T-69 Jack Sedgewick (76-77-74=227)
*81 Stephen Mincone (81-78-77=236)
*Competed as an Individual