Release: May 3, 2011
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men's golf climbs to third-place through second round of America
register second-lowest total of the day with 298
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- The Binghamton University golf team
moved up the leaderboard with a score of 298 in the second round
of the America Sky Championship Tuesday. Posting the second-lowest
total of the day, Binghamton jumped three spots up to third place
and trails Sacramento State by nine shots heading into Wednesday's
Sacramento State leads the 12-team field on the strength of a
36-hole total of 596. The Bearcats followed up a 307 in the opening
round with a 298 on Tuesday. BU is the only team in field who
hasn't had a player card a score of 80 or higher.
Binghamton managed a three-spot jump on the strength of consistent
play from the entire lineup. All five Bearcats sit within the
top-20 as the team tossed in a pair of 74's and 75's in Tuesday's
"The intimidation factor wasn't there today," head
coach Bernie Herceg said. "They played really solid today
and we are definitely optimistic about our chances tomorrow.
If we can put together a great putting round, which we are due
for, we have a shot at pulling it off."
Senior co-captain Jake Katz hit 16 greens
en route to a second-round total of 5-over-par (76). The reigning
America Sky Tri-Player of the Year, Katz trails 36-hole leader
Nick Bisogno by four shots.
With a two-day total of 150, junior Mike
Surdey is tied for 10th and lies five shots behind the leader
Bisogno. Senior co-captain Andrew Marler
tossed in the team's other 74 in a consistent round.
Sophomore David Cellura and freshman
Bryce Edmister have matching scorecards
of 79-75 following the first two days of competition. Both players
are tied for 19th in the individual standings.
Binghamton will compete in the final pairing on Wednesday with
Sacramento State and Weber State at 8:00 a.m. (PST).
Jake Katz 73-76 (+7)
Mike Surdey 76-74 (+8)
Andrew Marler 79-74 (+11)
Bryce Edmister 79-75 (+12)
David Cellura 79-75 (+12)