• Biography - Zach Vinal / Golf
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Junior Season (2006-07): Played in all 11 tournaments and held a team-best 74.0 scoring average ... named PING all-region ... had seven top-10 and one top-20 finish ... best finish was third place showing out of 96 at Yale MacDonald Cup (75-71-73) ... also placed fourth at BU NBT Bank Classic and America East Championship ... twice shot 2-under par ... a 69 in final round of Rutgers Invitational and a 2-under 68 at Bethpage one week later ... placed fifth at St. John's McLaughlin Invitational with two rounds in 60s (71-68-69) ... member of America East All-Academic Team ... over summer advanced to quarterfinals of New York State Amateur Championship ... was third among the 156 players in stroke play (71-69) and then won twice in match play ... is points leader in men's open Syracuse District Golf Association play ... won Syracuse Post-Standard Amateur Championship by eight strokes with a 3-under-par 283 total over four rounds - only the seventh time a winner finished under par in the tournament's 51-year history.

Sophomore Season (2005-06): Played all 13 tournaments and held down a 76.7 scoring average... finished among the top 10 at five different tournaments... tied for second at Rhode Island Invitational (74-75), leading BU to team title... tied for eighth out of 111 at Yale Spring Opener... earned second team All-New England honors... in summer advanced to semifinals of New York State Amateur Championship.

Freshman Season (2004-05): Played in 10 tournaments and compiled a 75.1 average (second on team)... captured medalist honors at America East Championship with rounds of 73-71 to win going away... finished second out of 70 at the New England Championships...finished tied for fifth at the Dartmouth Invitational and the Binghamton NBT Bank Classic...had six top-20 finishes including four top-10 finishes...named second-team All-New England...named America East Athlete of the Week on April 18.

In High School: Played six years of varsity golf for Nottingham High ... was one of four golfers in New York state history to advance to state championship five consecutive years ...over summer captured Syracuse District Junior Championship four match-play wins ... also placed fourth at 32nd Annual Gerry Ashe Memorial Championship (73-78-73) and seventh at Syracuse Post-Standard Amateur Championship with 72-hole total of 302 ... four-year team MVP and fist-team all-league choice ... captain led team to sectionals in 2004 ... set school nine-hole record with 5-under 31 ... received Sportsmanship Award at 2004 state championship ... placed 15th in field of 99 (76-76) ... shot 72-76 to place second at 2002 event, two strokes behind current BU junior Kevin Crawford ... was 10th at 2003 championship ... was named Central New York Junior Player of the Year a record three consecutive years ... was selected as 2002 Men’s Player of Year in Syracuse District Golf Association ... won 2002 Tim Metzger Tournament ... placed fifth out of 550 individuals at 2003 Syracuse Post-Standard Tournament ... also excelled at basketball ... captain who led team to back-to-back sectional appearances ... shares school record with seven three-pointers in a game.

Personal: Born May 30, 1986 ... parents are Charles and Joan Vinal ... brother Eric played four years at Binghamton ... majoring in human development.

  Binghamton University Sports
 •  Zach Vinal
bu athletes    Class   Senior
bu athletes    Height   5-11
bu athletes    Hometown   Syracuse, N.Y.
bu athletes    High School   Nottingham
On Vinal:
Team's top returnee and veteran... uncanny short game... has competitive fire and great team spirit ... strong mental game ... possesses all the tools.