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Men’s Golf finishes up fall campaign with fourth place finish
Edmister cracks top-10
October 18, 2011
Contact: Mike Porter (email@example.com)
Hopkinsville, KY—The Binghamton men’s golf team capped off its fall season with a fourth place finish at the F&M Bank Intercollegiate hosted by Austin Peay State University. At the par 72 Links at Novadell Course, BU shot a 54-hole total of 859 giving them a score of five-under-par. This mark singles the program’s best three round effort, surpassing last season’s four-over-par performance at the Cornell Invitational.
The overall team depth and consistency was on display as they included no score higher than 75 towards their team tally. During second round play on Monday, three Bearcats shot rounds of under par to set yet another program record scorecard of six-under-par. On a long course that features both 618 and 592 yard holes, Binghamton impressively did most of its damage on the par-fives shooting a total of nine-under-par for the event.
Sophomore Bryce Edmister got off to a terrific start for the Bearcats on Monday morning. Straight out of the gate, Edmister birdied four of his first six holes on his way to a historic round of 67 (-5). This opening round ties him for the best in program history along with teammate David Cellura who shot a five-under 66 back on September 13. Throughout the next two rounds Edmister shot rounds of 72 and 73 to finish tied for 10th out of 93 competitors. His four-under performance is a career-best total and gives him a second career top-10 finish.
“Bryce struck the ball solidly both days,” head coach Bernie Herceg explained.“His driving was extremely accurate and he found himself putting for birdie it seemed like on every hole. He didn’t putt as well as he hoped to in the final two rounds, but overall it was a great tournament for him.”
Senior Mike Surdey played a consistent three rounds for a total of 214 and two-under-par. Surdey compiled a team-best 42 pars throughout the two-day event giving him the best 54-hole total of his four-year career. Junior David Cellura finished off a very successful fall by shooting even-par and finishing 26th.
BU enjoyed a very successful fall by placing top-5 in two of the five tournaments played, highlighted by the first place finish back on September 25 at the Cornell Invitational.“We had a great fall season and saw contribution from a lot of guys,” Herceg said. “Our freshman gained lots of experience and have acclimated themselves to the college game which is a big plus. Our returners from David, Bryce and Mike on down have been rock solid. And Paul Andrews has really improved giving us great depth and the ability to compete for every tournament we enter.”
With the conclusion of this event, the Bearcats will take a five month break before teeing off once again in Bethany Beach, Delaware at the George Washington Intercollegiate.