Release: September 21, 2008
HAMILTON, N.Y. Binghamton golf shot 302-304=606 to win the Colgate Invitational this weekend at Seven Oaks Golf Course. The Bearcats, who led by one after Saturday's first round, shot 304 on Sunday and captured the title in runaway fashion.
In very tough course conditions, BU won the team title by 12 shots over runnerup Saint Francis (Pa.) (618) and the rest of the 12-team field. Bucknell and Lehigh tied for third at 623, followed by Colgate and Ottawa at 627.
Junior Mike Corbo fired rounds of 73-74=147 (+3) to tie for first with Julien Proulx of Laval. He then won medalist honors with a birdie on the fourth playoff hole.
"Mike is playing very good," head coach Bernie Herceg said "is ball striking is more consistent and he's very determined to play well when he's in events. His concentration and focus has been great."
Sophomore Jake Katz placed fifth (74-77=151) and sophomore Andrew Marler (78-77=155) and senior JJ Shearer (79-76) tied for 15th. Sophomore Mike Surdey fell ill and had to cut his final round short. He had an opening-round 77 on Saturday.
"The team played very good under tough conditions," Herceg said. "With Surdey out, the guys had a little more pressure on them, but they came through great. This was a nice confidence building week going into our conference championship next week."
Only 23 of 59 players broke 80 in round two, and none shot par or better.
The Bearcats next compete at the America Sky Championship on Sept. 28-30.
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