Golf team finishes seventh at Temple InvitationalTweet
Binghamton golf concluded play at the Temple Invitational on Oct. 13, finishing in seventh place out of 17 teams competing at the par 70 Philmont CC in Huntington Valley, Pa. Binghamton shot a team total of 288 (+8) on the afternoon, giving them a 36-hole total of 583 (+23). Junior Jack Sedgewick had the best outing over the weekend, finishing in a tie for 6th place with a two-day tally of 143 (+3).
Heading into the final round in ninth place, the Bearcats jumped a pair of spots on the team leaderboard on Sunday with their 288. Junior Josh Holling guided Binghamton on the afternoon, shooting the Bearcats’ lowest round of the event: a one-under 69. Holling racked up six birdies on his round, including five on the final nine holes of his day.
Sedgewick had a stellar front nine once again on Sunday, recording eight pars and a birdie on the par 3 eighth hole for the second consecutive day. Despite a three-over par back nine, Sedgewick managed to secure a top-10 finish at the end of Sunday. His sixth-place finish is the second best of his career, trailing only his performance at the Mount St. Mary’s Invitational last spring (T-3 of 63).
Both Holling and senior Bryce Edmister recorded 36-hole totals of 146 (+6), good for a tie at 16th place. After a 74 Saturday, Edmister bounced back with a 72 (+2) from Philmont CC in his final round. The senior from Webster, N.Y., made 22 pars over his two rounds.
Tournament champions Hartford shot a two-day total of 562 (+2), clearing second place St. John’s by 15 strokes. Evan Russell of Hartford won individual medalist honors with an overall score of 130 (-10).
Binghamton will wrap up its fall schedule on Oct. 28-29 in Vero Beach, Fla., as the team competes in the Quail Valley Collegiate hosted by McNeese State.