For Immediate Release: September 12, 2008
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BU golf finishes third at season-opening Rutgers Invitational
Corbo ties for runnerup out of 125 after carding 3-under 70-69

Final Results

PISCATAWAY, N.J.– Binghamton golf opened its fall season by placing third out of 24 teams at the Rutgers Invitational, contested Friday and Saturday at the Rutgers University Golf Course. The Bearcats shot rounds of 287-282-569 (+1) to finish behind only Seton Hall (567) and USC Upstate (568).

Junior Mike Corbo tied for second out of 125 golfers with a 3-under 36-hole total of 139. Corbo shot 70-69 on the 6,337-yard par 71 course and finished two shots behind medalist Chris Scialo of Towson (68-69=137). He produced 27 pars in his 36 holes, second-most in the field.

Sophomore Jake Katz shot 73-68=141 to tie for seventh. Katz, whose 3-under 68 was the third lowest of the day, finished the tournament with nine birdies. Senior JJ Shearer tied for 11th (69-73=142), sophomore Andrew Marler was in a tie for 36th place (75-72=147) and junior Patrick Donovan tied for 64th (77-74=151).

Shearer collected eight birdies and an eagle in his two days of golf, while Donovan had the second-best par 4 scoring in the tournament (-2).

The Bearcats compete at the Colgate Invitational next weekend.

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