Immediate Release: October 17, 2010
Contact: Kevin Solan (email@example.com)
BU cruises to second team title of fall season at Lincoln Mercury
leads trio of Bearcats to top-10 finishes
BEDMINSTER, N.J. -- Trailing
opening round leader Temple University by two stokes, BU carded
a final round of 1-over 289 and surged to a five-shot victory
out of 18 schools at the Lincoln Mercury Intercollegiate Sunday.
Senior co-captain Jake Katz led a trio
of Bearcats with top-10 finishes as he tied Zach Vinal for third
place on the program's all-time top-10 finishes list with 22.
The Bearcats added their second team title of the fall season
with their second-best 18-hole round of the year at 1-over-par
289. A slew of personal best finishes helped BU achieve the victory
as freshmen Bryce Edmister and junior
Mike Surdey each tied at sixth. Freshman
Paul Andrews also had a record finish
at T-11, although his score was only counted in the individual
standings. BU's victory avenges a third-place mark out of nine
schools at last year's event.
Three-time America Sky Conference Player of the Week Jake Katz
earned his ninth-career runner-up finish and 10th consecutive
top-10 performance, dating back to the team's win at the Hal
Sutton Intercollegiate last season. Katz was the only player
to fire an opening round score under-par as he negotiated windy
conditions with gusts up to 40 mph en route to a 2-under 70.
With a a two stroke lead and a second individual title in sight,
Katz shot a 1-over 73 and fell victim to a masterful 64 carded
by Delaware's Justin Martinson, the defending Lincoln Mercury
Intercollegiate champion, who overtook Katz for the medalist
honor. The score of 8-under broke the Fiddler's Elbow Country
Club River Course record. Despite Martinson's impressive individual
feat, Katz remained in contention heading into the par-5 18th
but knocked a seven-iron approach over a difficultly sloped green,
leading to a double-bogey. Katz, who was tabbed No. 110 by the
latest Golfweek/Sagarin poll, ranks among the top-10 in hitting
greens in regulation by Golfstat (.798).
Surdey made a breakthrough return to the starting lineup with
a 2-under-par 70 in the final round to garner a sixth-place finish.
His two-day total of 77-70 (147) was good for his first top-10
effort of the season.
Edmister, who tallied a career-best 1-under-69 in the final round
of the Philadelphia Big 5 Invitational, earned a sixth-place
finish on the strength of a 75-72 (147) performance. Andrews,
who was competing in the individual portion of the event, narrowly
missed a top-10 standing with a 73-75 (148) two-day total.
BU's first-place effort at the Lincoln Mercury Intercollegiate
wraps up the fall portion of the 2010-11 campgain. Four events,
including a 12-team conference championship from Scottsdale,
Ariz. highlight the spring schedule.