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Golf Within Striking Distance After Round One of Binghamton Invitational
Bearcats in third place; seven strokes behind leaders Laval
October 6, 2013Tweet
Apalachin, N.Y.—All four Binghamton golfers contributed rounds of under-par, cementing Binghamton in the third-place spot after the first round of their home event on Sunday. Senior Bryce Edmister carded a 70 (-2) at the Links at Hiawatha Landing, tying him for the fifth spot on the individual leaderboard at the second annual Binghamton Collegiate Invitational.
The Bearcats shot a team tally of 283 (-5) from Apalachin, just three shots off second place Fairleigh Dickinson (280) and seven shots behind first round leaders Laval University (276). The five-under performance is Binghamton’s second lowest 18-hole team score in 2013.
Edmister’s 70 (-2) on Sunday was complete with four birdies and a pair of bogeys. He narrowly recorded a score in the 60’s, lipping out an 18-foot eagle try on the par-5 18th hole. The senior had seven one-putts on his round, including a stretch of five straight on the front nine. His back-nine 34 (-2) was the lowest on the Binghamton roster.
Following up Edmister was junior Josh Holling in the Bearcats lineup on Sunday. The Horseheads, N.Y. native scored well in his first round, firing a 71 (-1) at day’s end. Holling birdied three of the four par fives at Hiawatha and also buried an impressive two on the difficult par-3 17th, a hole that was playing tough through some windy conditions. He currently sits in a tie for 7th place out of 71 individuals competing in the event.
Freshman Kyle Wambold and junior Jack Sedgewick also came in with a score of 71 at their home course. Wambold birdied both the par-5 ninth and 18th holes, building momentum going into Monday’s final round. Sedgewick started the day off in the right fashion, sticking a 100 yard wedge shot just four feet on the par-4 first hole. He would sink that putt, one of five birdies on the afternoon for the Ontario native.
BU will tee off beginning at 10 a.m. as they look to overtake defending champs Laval in the top spot. Action begins at 8:30 a.m. from the Links with teams teeing off on both the first and 10th holes.