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Golf Releases 2013 Fall Schedule

Binghamton to take part in six tournaments; will host event on October 6

August 12, 2013


Golf Releases 2013 Fall Schedule

Fall Schedule

Contact: Mike Porter (sports1@binghamton.edu)

Vestal, N.Y.-The Binghamton men’s golf team has six tournaments scheduled for the 2013 fall season as announced by head coach Bernie Herceg this week. One of the six events includes a home tournament, the BU Fall Invitational, which is slated to take place on October 6-7 at the Bearcats home course- The Links at Hiawatha Landing.

“We’re really looking forward to what lies ahead this fall with our schedule,” sixth year head coach Bernie Herceg said. “Getting the opportunity to play in events we’ve missed out on recently (Missouri and Colgate) will be a welcoming challenge for our team. The tournaments we’ve entered feature some really strong competition, as well as top notch golf courses.”

Their start to the 2013-14 campaign begins in a familiar spot, the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate hosted by Missouri at the Kaluhyat GC in Verona, NY. BU has been a participant in this event for three of the last four years and will tee off beginning on Sunday, September 1. Their best showing at the highly competitive Tiger Intercollegiate came back in 2010 when they finished sixth as a team. The following weekend, they make the trip down New York State Route 12 to play in the Colgate Fall Invitational. The tournament field includes 15 teams, highlighted by defending champions Youngstown State. Since the 2001 season, Binghamton has hoisted the Colgate Invitational hardware four times.

On September 21-22, they look to repeat as champions at the 2013 Cornell Fall Invitational at Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Binghamton has won at the nearby Ithaca, NY tournament four consecutive years and boasts last year’s individual medalist in Josh Holling.  The Horseheads, NY native will be looking to defend his title after shooting a 36-hole total of 142 (-2) last fall.

The highlight of the fall season will surely be the days of October 6-7 when the Bearcats host a collegiate event for the second consecutive year. Played at the challenging Links at Hiawatha Landing, BU welcomes in over 10 schools to Apalachin, N.Y.. Last season they finished fifth overall as a team, capped by Bryce Edmister’s second place individual finish.

“I know the guys really want to improve upon what we did last season at our home event,” Herceg explained. “We hope to see a lot of the community come out and give support as their will be some great golf on display at the links (at Hiawatha Landing).”

The final two tournaments of the fall take place outside of the Empire State. First, they head to Philadelphia for the Temple Invitational, an event which usually features a giant field of 20-plus Division I schools.To wrap up the fall, Binghamton travels to Vero Beach, Fla. as a competitor in the Quail Valley Intercollegiate hosted by McNeese State. The Quail Valley Golf Club is one of the finer courses in all of the country, having been voted one of the top 10 premier clubs in the country by Links Magazine in 2010.

BU won three tournaments last season and had one of the lower team scoring averages in program history (299.8). The Bearcats return a host of key players which includes four of the top five scorers from a season ago.

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