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Golf Claims Fourth Place Finish at Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate
Edmister and Wambold register top-10 individual finishes Monday
September 2, 2013Tweet
Verona, N.Y.—The Bearcats improved their standing during the final round of the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate on Monday, moving up a spot to earn a fourth place finish in their opening tournament of the fall season. Binghamton shot a final round team score of 289 (+1) at the difficult Kaluhyat GC in Verona, finishing at 880 (+16) during the two-day event. Three players shot under par on Monday, highlighted by Josh Holling’s team-low 70 (-2). Senior Bryce Edmister secured a fourth place finish with a 54-hole total of 210 (-6). Meanwhile, freshman Kyle Wambold had a terrific debut, finishing tied for seventh out of 74 individuals. Hosts Missouri cruised to victory, winning by 27 strokes over second place competitors Cleveland State and McNeese State.
“Overall it was a good weekend, I think we improved each round we played,” head coach Bernie Herceg said. “Our first round wasn’t as solid as we would have liked, but I think the guys bounced back well. Having three guys under par today was definitely a good way to cap off the tournament.”
For the 11th time in his career, Bryce Edmister finished in the top-10. With rounds of 71-68-71, Edmister fell just three shots shy of tournament medalist Andrew Bailey of Cleveland State. Not a bad start to his senior campaign for Edmister, racking up three rounds of under par on his way to the lowest 54-hole total in program history at six under par.
“Bryce (Edmister) had a terrific tournament and was right in the thick of things down things down the stretch to possibly take the individual title, but just came up short,” Herceg explained. “He continues to do what you expect out of him, which is play consistent and solid golf for us.”
Wambold fired a final round 71 (-1), wrapping up his first collegiate event with a 211 (-3) on Labor Day. He tied with one other player at seventh place, just two strokes shy of a top-5 finish at Kaluyhat. Junior Josh Holling moved up 14 places with his final round 70, finishing up in a tie for 30th place individually. Classmate Stephen Mincone also played well on Monday, shooting a season-low 77 for a 54-hole total of 239.
“I’m really proud of the way Kyle played in his first collegiate tournament. He really showed that he’s ready to step in and compete. Playing in a field with a lot of quality teams, I’m happy of the way we finished and definitely am looking forward to Colgate next weekend.”
Heading into Monday, BU was tied with UConn, but got the better of the Huskies with their final round 289. Binghamton was 11 strokes shy of a runner-up finish which was a tie between Cleveland State and McNeese State at 869 (+5).
Binghamton will quickly return to action, playing in the Colgate Invitational which begins on Saturday, September 7 at 8 a.m..