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Golf Wins Team Tournament Title At FDU Invitational on Monday

Bearcats win second tournament of the 2013-14 campaign

April 14, 2014

Golf Wins Team Tournament Title At FDU Invitational on Monday

Bryce Edmister

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Hamburg, NJ—Binghamton held on to their day one lead to secure the 2014 FDU Invitational team title on Monday afternoon from Crystal Springs Golf Club. The Bearcats shot a 36-hole total of 612, beating out tournament hosts Fairleigh Dickinson by six strokes. On a windy and blustery-filled final round, BU shot a team score of 312 to secure their second team title of the 2013-14 season.

“It was an all-around impressive win for us here,” head coach Bernie Herceg said. “We came out yesterday and played pretty well, so our confidence heading into the final round was pretty high. The guys did a nice job of keeping their focus today with the windy conditions that we faced. To be able to grab the lead early, sustain it and overcome a challenging course is a really positive sign as we head into the home stretch of our season.”

Three players finished in the top-5 of the individual leaderboard for Binghamton on Monday. Senior Bryce Edmister battled through heavy winds on Monday to shoot a 78 (+7), finishing in a tie for third place at the conclusion of Monday’s round. He carried a 36-hole total of 151 (+9), finishing five strokes behind medalist winner Matt DeJohn of Central Connecticut who fired an impressive low round of 71 from Crystal Springs. With the third-place standing, Edmister secured his sixth top-10 finish of the season and now has 16 for his noteworthy career.

Jack Sedgewick held firm also with a 78 on Monday, taking fifth place out of a field of 75 competitors in Hamburg, NJ. He led the tournament field with a +2 standing on par four holes over the two-day event and tallied a team-best 22 pars in 36 holes of play.

Junior Josh Holling also finished in a tie for fifth place with Sedgewick, tallying a 36-hole score of 152 (+10). After an opening round 72 put him in second place heading into Monday’s round, Holling held on for the top-5 finish with an 80 on the difficult par 71 course. The Horseheads, NY native has three top-10 finishes in 2013-14.

After a struggle in his opening round, freshman Kyle Wambold stepped up to card the lowest score for Binghamton on Monday. Wambold shot a 76 (+5) and wound up finishing in a tie for 23rd place as he jumped 23 spots to provide a big spark in the Bearcats’ lineup on Monday.

“Kyle (Wambold) is a very important piece to our lineup,” Herceg said. “He had a great bounce back round for us and really finished strong down the final three holes playing against the wind. He put yesterday’s round behind him and stepped up big for us today.”

The win on Monday marks the 36th tournament won at the Division I level for Binghamton and the 14th team title for head coach Bernie Herceg since he took over the program in 2008.

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