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Edmister garners runner-up finish at Binghamton Invitational

Bearcats finish fifth place in 16-team field

October 8, 2012

Edmister garners runner-up finish at Binghamton Invitational

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Apalachin, NY—Junior Bryce Edmister fired a final round 72 on Monday to claim a second place finish at the team’s first home event since 2007 at the Links at Hiawatha Landing. As a team, the Bearcats finished in fifth place with a two-round total of 601. Overall, three BU players finished in the top-20 led by Edmister’s 36 hole total of 144 (E).

“I know the guys are a little discouraged they didn’t perform better, but overall I think it was a successful tournament,” head coach Bernie Herceg said. “We had a good turnout for our first home event in five years and got some good performances from both Bryce and Josh (Holling). We are real close to putting together some break through rounds and hopefully during our last two events we can score low.”

In what was his best career finish, Edmister shot a pair of 36’s on each side. He did a majority of his scoring on the par fives, birdying three of the four on the course. On the par-5 18th, the junior gave the pin a scare on his second shot, landing his approach nearly 10 feet shy of the hole. Despite just missing his eagle attempt, Edmister salvaged birdie ending his round out at even par.

Coming off his individual medalist performance at Cornell, sophomore Josh Holling claimed another top-5 finish Monday. Holling drove the ball extremely well in the final round, reaching the green in two on all the par fives and also reached the driveable par 4 14th off the tee. Much like Edmister, he birdied both the ninth ( par 5, 510 yards) and 18th holes (par 5, 523 yards). The sophomore from nearby Horseheads wrapped up the afternoon tied for fifth with three others.

On Binghamton’s B team, freshman Brandon Smith turned in his best tournament as a Bearcat tying for a 16th place finish. After an impressive opening round of 72, Smith followed up with a 77 on Monday. He started his round off right with a birdie on his opening hole, the par 4 10th, and played his opening nine at even. No birdies and five bogeys on the front left him with a 77, but a career-best 36 hole total of 149 (+5).

Rounding up the scoring, four BU players ended in a tie for 44th place. David Cellura and Jack Sedgewick both shot 78 Monday, while Ryan Prinzo and Jesse Perkins shot 79 and 81 respectively.

Laval University was the tournament’s winner shooting a two-day total of 586, twelve shots clear of both Saint Peter’s and Hofstra. Individual medalist honors went to Ugo Coussaud, who shot an even par 72 after a tournament low 68 on Sunday.

For Binghamton this is the third tournament finishing in the top-5 in team play (out of four events). This upcoming weekend the Bearcats travel to Philadelphia for the Big 5 Invitational and wrap up their fall season at the Bruce Williams Memorial in San Antonio,TX.


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