For Immediate Release: March 22, 2011
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BU men's golf team notches eleventh-place showing at C&F Bank Intercollegiate
Senior Jake Katz tallies top-10 finish; two shots shy of medalist playoff

Individual Results
Team Standings

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 stretch.

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.

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