Immediate Release: September 13, 2011
Contact: Mike Porter (email@example.com)
Record Seventh Place Finish at Maryland Intercollegiate
posts historic opening round of 66
Cambridge, Md. -- For the second
consecutive week, Binghamton found itself in the middle of the
pack at tournament's end on Tuesday. The Bearcats finished in
seventh place out of thirteen teams competing at the Maryland
Intercollegiate held at River Marsh Golf Club. BU tallied a 54-hole
total of 863 (+11), highlighted by two outstanding one-over-par
rounds to begin and end the event.
"Overall I'm pleased with
the way we played", head coach Bernie Herceg said. "Our
play remained extremely consistent throughout, which is always
a good sign. We missed a few opportunities to move up the leaderboard
here and there, but as the season moves along we can be sure
to clean up those mistakes".
From the first tee box on, junior David
Cellura put together an opening round to remember. Cellura
fired a first round 66 (-5), which singles the best opening round
in program history, and places him only one shot behind recent
graduate Jake Katz, who holds the record for low round in program
history with a six-under-par outing back in April of 2010. With
rounds of 66-75-70 (-2), Cellura (T-12) registered a career-best
54-hole total score and notched his eighth top-20 finish at Binghamton.
"What an awesome performance from David", Herceg said.
"He struck the ball extremely well and it certainly showed
on the scorecard with an incredible round of 66".
Coming off a record finish last week at Turning Stone, sophomore
Edmister tallied his second straight top-20 finish. Edmister
started his tournament in red numbers after the first round of
action by carding a one-under-par 70. With a score of 214 (+1),
Edmister finished tied for 19th out of 75 individuals and bested
last week's 54-hole performance by three strokes.
Fellow sophomore Paul
Andrews (T-38) recorded far and away his single-best three-round
total of seven-over-par. In the second round of play, Andrews
registered a nearly unblemished round of 72 (+1), also a new
career-best mark for his low round at BU.
Surdey has steadily improved each single round during the
early 2011-12 campaign. In two team invitationals, Surdey has
posted scores of 85, 83, 82, 75, 74 and 72. His 54-hole total
of 221 (+8) tied him with freshman teammate Jack
Sedgewick at the 40th spot.
Binghamton looks to win its third straight Cornell Invitational
next weekend in Ithaca, NY. The two-day event will take place
on Saturday September 24- Sunday September 25.