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Golf Near Top Of Leaderboard After Round One of America Sky Championship
Bearcats in fifth place out of 12 schools; Edmister fires opening round 70 (-2)
April 29, 2013Tweet
San Antonio, TX—Binghamton shot an opening round 298 (+10) on Monday’s first round of the America Sky Championship. The Bearcats head to tomorrow’s second round in fifth place; 16 strokes behind leaders Houston Baptist who shot a team-low 282 (-6). Junior Bryce Edmister had his best round of the spring, making a team-high six birdies on his way to a 70 at the par 72 Dominion Country Club.
BU came out the gate strong on the front nine, firing a combined score of even par as a team. After bogeying the opening hole, Bryce Edmister tore up the remainder of the front. He recorded birdie on four of his next eight holes, including a four on the short par 5 ninth at the Dominion. Three Binghamton players shot a 37 (+1) and all recorded birdie on the ninth hole.
On the back, the Bearcats had an up-and-down finish. Edmister birdied the 11th hole and sat at four under all the way up until the 15th hole where he had a slight hiccup. The junior lefty double bogeyed 15 and bogeyed the following hole, but regained his balance after a birdie on the long par 5 18th. His two-under performance is the lowest round a BU player has recorded at the America Sky Championship since 2007 (Zach Vinal-70). In a field of 60 players, he is tied for 3rd place and just two shots off Utah Valley’s Brayden Eriksen.
Senior David Cellura was steady on Monday, making a team-best 12 pars in round one. His two birdies came on the 9th and 18th holes (both par 5’s). With a first round of 75, he sits in a tie with one other player in 19th place. Sophomores Josh Holling and Jack Sedgewick shot 76 and 77, respectively. Holling made four birdies in the opening round, three coming on par 4’s. Despite a rocky finish, Sedgewick relied upon three birdies on the front to shoot a 77.
Round two will begin tomorrow morning at the Dominion Country Club as Binghamton looks to climb back into closer contention. They are just five shots off a third place standing and eight off second place as the field looks to chase Houston Baptist on Tuesday.
Bryce Edmister- (T-3) 70
David Cellura- (T-19) 75
Josh Holling- (T-21) 76
Jack Sedgewick- (T-30) 77
Jesse Perkins- (T-46) 80