For Immediate Release: October 21, 2008
Contact: John Hartrick (
Phone: 607-777-6800

Binghamton golfer Katz named America Sky Player of Week
Sophomore was first at Philadelphia Big 5, medalist at Cornell event

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.– Binghamton sophomore golfer Jake Katz was named America Sky Conference Golfer of the Week for tournaments played from Oct. 10-19.

Katz shot 71-71=142 to tie for first place out of 78 golfers at the Philadelphia Big 5 Invitational, contested Oct. 10-11 at the 6,827-yard par-71 Wissahickon Course at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The Bearcats placed eighth in the 15-team field after shooting 304-298=602.

Katz also led the Bearcats to a win at the Cornell University Tri-Match. The Williamsville, N.Y native shot an even-par 72 to win medalist honors in the three-team event.

He leads the team with a 74.2 scoring average after six events. The Bearcats conclude their fall campaign at the Old Dominion Seascape Invitational, October 29-30 in Kitty Hawk, N.C.

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