Immediate Release: October 3, 2010
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BU records third place finish at Yale MacDonald Cup
captures eighth career runner-up finish
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Senior
Jake Katz tallied his eighth career runner-up
performance as the Bearcats earned a third place finish out of
14 teams at the Yale MacDonald Cup Sunday. BU fired a 36-hole
total of 582 (290-292) in a tournament that was reduced from
54 to 36 holes due to inclement weather in the days leading up
to the event.
Katz, who was named this week's America Sky Conference Player
of the Week in recognition of his medalist effort at the Cornell
Invitational, carded an even-par 70 on Saturday and a 2-under
68 in the final round. One week after setting a career-best 54-hole
total of 5-under, Katz set a new personal best for a 36-hole
event at 2-under.
With a first-round total of 290 that pitted BU in fourth place,
the Bearcats would have needed to mount an improbable comeback
to catch tournament victor St. John's University. "We were
expecting low 280's today," head coach Bernie Herceg said.
"We would have needed an unbelievable day and we were all
geared up for it but it never happened. It's nice to see the
fight in these guys though. You see how bad they want to win."
BU managed to remain steady on a day where team scores changed
drastically for better and worse. The Bearcats finished two strokes
behind second-place host Yale University.
Junior Trevor Fiedler notched a T-12
finish on the strength of back-to-back rounds of 72. Fiedler
was coming off a record-breaking 3-under-par performance at the
Cornell Invitational where he finished second, behind teammate
Sophomore David Cellura tied for 27th
on rounds of 74-75. The efforts by Fiedler and Cellura are even
more impressive considering neither player had seen the prestigious
course before. The Course at Yale hosted the NCAA Regionals last
year and was ranked the top collegiate golf course by Golfweek
Magazine in the fall.
After soaring through the national rankings to No.106 - the squad's
highest rating as a Division I program - the Bearcats entered
the MacDonald Cup with a confidence level at an all-time high.
"You start off the year and of course your goal is to win
every tournament, but all of these great finishes are certainly
satisfying," Herceg said. "I just hope we can continue
to build off this momentum heading into our next couple tournaments."
The Bearcats will be competing in the Philadelphia Big 5 Classic