For Immediate Release: April 28, 2008
Contact: John Hartrick (
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU golfer Vinal named second team all-conference
Senior finishes career with lowest scoring average in program history

VESTAL, N.Y.– Binghamton senior golfer Zach Vinal (Syracuse, N.Y.) has earned second team America Sky Conference honors, the league announced Tuesday. The awards were based on an average of the Golfstat and Golfweek rankings.

Vinal led the Bearcats with a 74.0 scoring average - the lowest single-season mark in program history. He had six top-10 finishes in 10 tournaments this year, including a third place showing at the Yale Spring Invite (out of 149) and a sixth-place finish at the inaugural America Sky Championship. In his final collegiate competition, Vinal placed fifth at the Penn State Rutherford Invitational.

The America Sky Men’s Golf Conference was formed prior to the 2007-08 season. The founding members include Binghamton University, University of Hartford, Idaho State University, University of Texas-Pan American, University of Northern Colorado, Weber State University, Utah Valley University and Sacramento State University.

2007-08 America Sky Awards

First Team All-Conference
A.J. Oleksak, Hartford
Nick Nelson, Utah State
Grant Norton, Sacramento State
Kyle Prolo, Idaho State
Nick MacDonald, Hartford

Second Team All-Conference
Zach Vinal, Binghamton

Tyler Herzog, Weber State
Shane Pearce, Texas Pan American
Armen Kirakossian, Texas Pan American
Scott DeBorba, Sacramento State

Player of the Year: A.J. Oleksak, Hartford
Newcomers of the Year: Keaton Woodland, Weber St., Stephen Bidne, N. Colo.
Coach of the Year: Bill Poutre, Hartford

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