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Golf Jumps Four Spots, Finishes Fifth at CCSU Fall Invitational
Junior Bryce Edmister registers final round 68 for Bearcats
September 9, 2012Tweet
WETHERSFIELD, CT— The Bearcats produced a decisively better result during their final round of the CCSU Blue Devils Fall Invitational Sunday afternoon, shooting a team score of 285 (+1), jumping four spots up to a fifth-place finish. Junior Bryce Edmister paced Binghamton with a 68 (-3), the second lowest score recorded by the field on Sunday. BU bested their first round score by 31 strokes and came within just three strokes of third-place Laval. Sacred Heart took the team crown with a two-day score of 591 (+23) and Monte Mullen of host Central Connecticut won the individual title with a score of 141 (-1).
Edmister, who came into the day at +9, turned in a terrific 18-hole performance that secured him his first top-10 performance of the 2012-13 season. He started off his round with a birdie at the par-5 second and reeled off six straight pars before a birdie at the long 225-yard par 3 ninth gave him a score of 33 (-2) at the turn. The junior lefty tallied six pars, two birdies and a bogey on the back for a season-best 68. This marks the fifth time in his career that he has cracked the top-10 in tournament play.
Sophomore Josh Holling put together a pair of solid rounds at the CCSU Invite, finishing up his tournament with a two-over 73 on Sunday. Holling had an up-and-down afternoon with five bogeys and three birdies, but was able to keep himself in the hunt, tying his teammate Edmister at the eighth spot. Holling picked up a career-best finish, besting his 25th place finish a year ago at the Cornell Invite.
“We were in a bit of a hole after our round Saturday, so I felt our guys responded well today,” head coach Bernie Herceg said. “Bryce (Edmister) was excellent for us today shooting a 68 and I thought Josh (Holling) had a really good tournament for us this weekend. Overall, for our first tournament I thought there were some positive things we can take away with us. We can learn from our mistakes and take this experience with us next weekend in Farmingdale.”
Senior David Cellura shot a final round 73, good enough for a tie for 21st place at tournament’s end. Cellura birdied two of the four par-3’s on Sunday, playing the Wethersfield CC course one-over par on each side.
In his first collegiate tournament with Binghamton, freshman Jesse Perkins turned in a solid final round of 71 (E). Perkins, who played the first 15 holes without a bogey, bounced back after giving a pair of strokes back on 16 and 17. The freshman from North Babylon, N.Y. birdied the par-4 18th giving himself a 34th place finish.
The Bearcats return to action next weekend as they play in ‘The McLaughlin’ hosted by St. John’s University on next Saturday and Sunday.