Golf team finishes fourth at Turning Stone Tiger IntercollegiateTweet
The Bearcats improved their standing during the final round of the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate on Sept. 2, moving up a spot to earn a fourth-place finish in the opening tournament of the fall season.
Binghamton shot a final round team score of 289 (+1) at the difficult Kaluhyat GC in Verona, finishing at 880 (+16) during the two-day event. Three players shot under par on the second day, highlighted by Josh Holling’s team-low 70 (-2). Senior Bryce Edmister secured a fourth-place finish with a 54-hole total of 210 (-6). Meanwhile, freshman Kyle Wambold had a terrific debut, finishing tied for seventh out of 74 individuals. Missouri cruised to victory, winning by 27 strokes over second place competitors Cleveland State and McNeese State.
“Overall it was a good weekend, I think we improved each round we played,” head coach Bernie Herceg said. “Our first round wasn’t as solid as we would have liked, but I think the guys bounced back well. Having three guys under par (Monday) was definitely a good way to cap off the tournament.”
For the 11th time in his career, Edmister finished in the top-10. With rounds of 71-68-71, he fell just three shots shy of tournament medalist Andrew Bailey of Cleveland State. Not a bad start to his senior campaign for Edmister, racking up three rounds of under par on his way to the lowest 54-hole total in program history at six under par.
“Bryce had a terrific tournament and was right in the thick of things down down the stretch to possibly take the individual title, but just came up short,” Herceg said. “He continues to do what you expect out of him, which is play consistent and solid golf for us.”
Wambold fired a final round 71 (-1), wrapping up his first collegiate event with a 211 (-3) on Labor Day. He tied with one other player at seventh place, just two strokes shy of a top-5 finish. Josh Holling moved up 14 places with his final round 70, finishing up in a tie for 30th place individually. Classmate Stephen Mincone also played well on Monday, shooting a season-low 77 for a 54-hole total of 239.
“I’m really proud of the way Kyle played in his first collegiate tournament,” Herceg said. “He really showed that he’s ready to step in and compete. Playing in a field with a lot of quality teams, I’m happy of the way we finished and definitely am looking forward to Colgate next weekend.”