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Golf Ties For Ninth at America Sky Championship
Surdey closes out BU career with a top-20 finish
May 1, 2012
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North Stonington, Conn.—The Binghamton University men’s golf team held at ninth place after a troublesome final round at the America Sky Championship Tuesday afternoon. The Bearcats failed to record any scores in the 70’s as the breezy and rainy conditions at the Lake of Isles GC were difficult all 54 holes of the conference championship. Winners Sacramento State held the lead at the championship from start to finish and recorded an impressive 54-hole total of 878 (+14). With the tournament victory, the Hornets secure the conference’s first automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Senior standout Cameron Rappleye was the individual tournament champion shooting an impressive two-under par in what was a challenging course to maneuver.
Senior Mike Surdey turned out to be BU’s most consistent performer all weekend long despite a difficult round of 85 Tuesday. Surdey, who finished tied for eighth last year at the very same event, ended his BU career with a 20th place finish. For Surdey, this was his second top-20 finish of the season and sixth of his four-year career.
Sophomore Bryce Edmister tallied a 54-hole total of 242 (+26), for Binghamton’s second best finish of the tournament. The lefty tied with three others at the 32nd spot, while fifth year senior Trevor Fiedler was next in line with a 35th place finish. Fiedler fired a team-best opening round of 75 (+3), but faded down the stretch in the final two rounds after he held a top-10 ranking after day one.
Binghamton finished their season with four top-5 finishes this season, highlighted by their third consecutive victory at the Cornell Invite back in September. Edmister paced the Bearcats in 2011-12 with a team-leading stroke average of 73.9 as BU finished with a team-scoring average of 298.9 (lowest average in school history).