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Golf Ends Up In 11th At Rutherford Intercollegiate on Sunday
Perkins shoots a 73 (+2) during final round; finishes team-best 24th
April 20, 2014Tweet
State College, Pa.—The Binghamton men’s golf team stayed put at 11th place at the conclusion of Sunday’s final round of the Rutherford Intercollegiate hosted by Penn State. The Bearcats tallied a 54-hole team total of 891 and were led by sophomore Jesse Perkins who finished tied for 24th out of 77 individuals.
Minnesota won the team championship on Sunday, finishing 12 shots clear of second-place Seton Hall. The Gophers had three players in the top-20, including medalist winner Jose Mendez who shot -6 for the tournament.
BU recorded a final round score of 302 as both Perkins and junior Josh Holling netted identical scores of 73 (+2) from Penn State Blue Course. Perkins made three birdies on his round, including a four on the his final hole; the par 5 ninth.
Perkins, who started his round on the 10th hole, shot an even-par 35 through his first nine holes. Besides a misstep at one, a double bogey on the par 4 hole, Perkins played par golf throughout his round. The sophomore from North Babylon, N.Y., shot a 54-hole total of 221 (+8), tying him with four others at the 24th spot.
Junior Jack Sedgewick finished just one stroke off Perkins pace, scoring a 222 (+9) through 54 holes. Sedgewick had an up-and-down final round, carding four birdies, four bogeys and a pair of double bogeys for a scorecard of 76 (+5) on Sunday. He finished 29th for the Bearcats who completed their final regular season tournament of 2014.
Holling, who shot 73 during final round play, took the biggest leap on the leaderboard for Binghamton. He started the day in 55th place and finished up in a tie for 39th in large part to his eagle on his final hole, the par 5 ninth.
Binghamton will have a few days to get set for their conference tournament, the America Sky Championship, which is held on April 25-27 in Angles Camp, California. A total of 14 teams will compete for the conference championship at Greenhorn Creek Resort and a chance to earn an automatic bid into the NCAA regional tournament.