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Golf Wins Mount St. Mary’s Invitational Tuesday
Bearcats shoot a 54-hole total of 877; Sedgewick finishes 3rd individually
April 16, 2013Tweet
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Littlestown, PA—Binghamton shot a final round 302 (+14) on their way to a victory at the Mount St. Mary’s Invitational at the Quail Valley Golf Course on Tuesday. The Bearcats shot a 54-hole total of 877 (+13) over the two-day event, headlined by their second round 284 (-4) which set a tournament record for the lowest round in the event’s seven year history. All five BU competitors earned a spot in the tournament’s top-20, led by sophomore Jack Sedgewick’s third place finish. Sedgewick shot a 75 on Tuesday on his way to a 54-hole total of 217 (+1).
“After performing so well on Monday, I think it was an even better sign we were able to fight through the tough windy conditions today and pull out the win,” head coach Bernie Herceg said. “It’s not easy facing 20-25 mph winds blowing into the players faces, especially through the tough final stretch of holes here. The guys kept their focus and really pulled out a good team win.”
The Bearcats entered Tuesday with a six stroke lead over Bowling Green and held on for their second win of the season after the Falcons failed to make up the difference, shooting a team score of 299 (+11) at Quail Valley. Senior David Cellura tallied a 72 in the final round to pace Binghamton, he made a team-high 40 pars over 54 holes of play.
Sedgewick went 69, 73 and 75 to claim his best finish as a collegiate player. After a 37 on the front, he had an eventful back nine that included five pars, two birdies, two bogeys and a double bogey on the par 4 12th hole. He played the par fives at three under and racked up 11 birdies total, beating out his previous best finish which was an 18th place finish at the Cornell Invitational earlier this season.
“Jack (Sedgewick) played with a lot of confidence over these two days,” Herceg explained. “I thought he played strongly in our last tournament and just built upon that. His ball striking was solid and he got it going with the putter, especially in the opening round when he shot a 69.”
Cellura climbed his way to a career-best finish as well with his 72 on Sunday. The senior played both the front and back nine at even par and recorded a 54-hole total of 219 (+2). This marks the fourth time in his four-year career that he has cracked the top-10 of the leaderboard. Freshman Jesse Perkins made his first top-10 finish with a sixth place standing at day’s end. Perkins came into Tuesday in a tie for third place with Sedgewick, but fell a few spots after a 77 in the final round of play.
Rounding out Binghamton’s lineup on Tuesday was junior Bryce Edmister who carded a 78 on Tuesday. Both Edmister and sophomore Josh Holling finished with a 228 and came in 18th place out of 63 competitors.
Binghamton’s team title is their second of the season, the other being the Cornell Invitational in the fall. This marks the first time since the 2010-11 season that the Bearcats have won multiple tournaments in a season. Overall, Binghamton has won 34 tournaments as a Division I program.
Team Results (Top-5)
1. Binghamton: 291-284-302=877 (+13)
2. Bowling Green: 290-291-299=880 (+16)
3. Iona: 289-298-304=891 (+27)
4. Mount St. Mary’s: 307-294-309= 910 (+46)
5. Fairfield: 301-304-312=917 (+53)
Individual Results (Top-10)
1. Wes Gates, Bowling Green: 67-71-75=213
2. Joe Cooper, Bowling Green: 73-73-70=216
3. Jack Sedgewick, Binghamton: 69-73-75=217
T4. David Cellura, Binghamton: 75-71-72=218
T4. Steve Burak, Fairfield: 71-70-77=218
6. Jesse Perkins, Binghamton: 73-69-77=219
7. Dylan Newman, Iona: 73-72-75=220
8. Richard Dowling, Fairfield: 69-78-75=222
9.Doug Hoppe, Iona: 73-72-78=223
10. Eric Flockhart, MSM: 75-70-79=224