For Immediate Release: September 13, 2011
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Bearcats Record Seventh Place Finish at Maryland Intercollegiate

Cellura 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 Bryce 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.

Senior Mike 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.

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