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Golf Near The Top Of Leaderboard At Wildcat Invitational
Wambold in fourth place after Monday's action
March 31, 2014Tweet
Mulvern, Pa.— The Binghamton University golf team compiled a 36-hole team tally of 610 on Monday and currently sit in fifth place at the Wildcat Invitational hosted by Villanova. Eleven out of 16 schools were able to finish both rounds on Monday from White Manor Country Club. Five schools were forced to head into the club house early due to darkness; they will finish their rounds up tomorrow morning.
Freshman Kyle Wambold has the fourth lowest score on the leaderboard following Monday, netting a two-round total of 147 (+5). After a bumpy opening nine, Wambold steadied his game to shoot even par for the remaining 27 holes at White Manor Country Club. His second round 71 (E) was the lowest BU round all afternoon as he tallied three birdies, three bogeys and 12 pars in Mulvern.
Wambold’s day turned to good fortune on the par 4 seventh hole in round one. In what was his third to last hole in the opening round, Wambold registered an eagle to get his game back on track. Of the players who have finished 36 holes, he is tied for the second lowest score in the 89-man field.
Senior Bryce Edmister also had a nice bounce back second round on Monday. After an 80 in the morning session, Edmister tallied a 74 (+3) that was powered by three birdies; two of which came on par fives. In addition, he closed out both rounds on Monday with birdies on the last hole and is in a tie for 23rd place heading into final round play tomorrow.
Freshman Sameer Kalia also finds himself in good position after Monday’s play in 30th place individually with a two-round total of 155 (+13). Kalia shot a two-over 73 in his final 18 holes, collecting an even par 36 on the back-nine at White Manor CC. His eagle on the long 553 yard par five 17th hole gives him momentum heading into Tuesday.
Junior Jack Sedgewick is just one stroke behind Kalia and in 43rd place overall. Like his freshman teammate, Sedgewick also notched an eagle on the 17th hole and played the par fives (six in total on Monday) at -1 during day one play.
The final round from Mulvern, Pa. will resume on Tuesday when Youngstown State, Drexel, Butler, hosts Villanova and Lehigh wrap up their remaining few holes of their respective second rounds. Youngstown State is on top of the leaderboard currently, but Ivy League school Columbia are the leaders in the clubhouse with a team score of 608. Binghamton is just two strokes off of Columbia and Wambold is four strokes behind leader Peter Kim of Army who has a 36-hole total of 143.