Release: March 22, 2011
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men's golf team notches eleventh-place showing at C&F Bank
Jake Katz tallies top-10 finish; two shots shy of medalist playoff
Williamsburg, Va. -- The Binghamton University golf team finished
the C&F Bank Intercollegiate in eleventh place out of 24
teams following a 36-hole total of 293-305=598 (+22) at the par-72
Woods Course from the Kingsmill Resort. James Madison captured
the team title with a two-day total of 572 (-4).
"Overall, it was an OK tournament," head coach Bernie
Herceg said. "I think my expectations went up a lot more
after our great first round considering we had only been outside
a few times up to that point. But it's nice to get our first
tournament under our belt and hopefully this will prep us for
a busy April. I'm proud of the guys because they hung in there
and kept the scores respectable."
Senior Jake Katz posted his eleventh
consecutive top-10 performance, dating back to the Hal Sutton
Intercollegiate last season. Katz carded a two-day total of 1-under-par
(69-74), two strokes shy of a potential four-way playoff for
medalist honors. The four-time America Sky Player of the Week
was within striking distance all day, but ran into trouble down
the stretch. Katz bogeyed the par-5 16th after hitting the ball
into the hazard. Following a great approach on the ensuing hole,
Katz lipped out the five-footer and tapped in for par. At the
18th, a long par-4 into the wind, Katz hit a brilliant second
shot within 15 feet but hung his birdie try on the lip.
James Madison's Ryan Vince prevailed in the three-man playoff
at 3-under-par 141. He ousted Justin Martinson and teammate Chris
Wellde on the third playoff hole.
Sophomore David Cellura registered
two solid rounds en route to a 20th-place finish. He posted rounds
of 74-73 (+3) between Monday and Tuesday. Cellura made it to
3-under on the back side, but gave away a few shots down the
Freshman Bryce Edmister carded an
impressive 1-over-par 73 in the opening round, but struggled
on day two with a 7-over-par 79. He ended up tied for 54th.
The Bearcats are back in action in two weeks at the Wildcat Invitational,
hosted by Villanova University. The two-day event will take place
Sunday April 3 - Monday April 4.