For Immediate Release: September 25, 2007
Contact: John Hartrick (
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU golf places fourth at inaugural America Sky Championship

America Sky Championship Results

LAYTON, Utah -- The Binghamton University golf team placed fourth out of eight schools at the rain-shortened America Sky Championship, held Monday and Tuesday at Valley View Golf Club in Layton, Utah. The scheduled 54-hole event was reduced to 36 holes - 18 each day. The conference tournament scores were part of the larger Weber State Purple and Red Invitational.

Host Weber State won the title with a two-round score of 579. Sacramento State was runnerup at 584, followed by Hartford (588), Binghamton (590) and Texas Pan-American (593) in the top five. Utah Valley State (595), Northern Colorado (607) and Idaho State (608) rounded out the field.

Senior Zach Vinal (Syracuse, N.Y.) placed sixth after shooting 75-70=145. Freshman Mike Surdey (Binghamton, N.Y.) was 10th (70-76=146) and freshman Jake Katz (Williamsville, N.Y.) was 14th (74-73=147). Sophomore Patrick Donovan (Oswego, N.Y.) carded rounds of 73-81 and junior J.J. Shearer (Binghamton, N.Y.) shot 80-79.

Binghamton next plays on the Yale MacDonald Cup on October 6-7.

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