Binghamton’s golf team faced a seven-stroke deficit at the end of the first day of play at the third-annual Binghamton Collegiate Invitational this weekend. However, the Bearcats came storming back on the second day of play, erasing the deficit to win the 16-team tournament at the Links at Hiawatha Landing. This marks the first year the team won their invitational.
The Bearcats gave a strong showing in the opening round on Sunday. They finished with a team score of 286(-2), the best round of the season for BU so far. However, the hosts sat behind both the University of Delaware (279) and Robert Morris University (284) in the overall standings.
BU returned to action Monday, posting a round-high score of 290 strokes while turning a seven-stroke shortfall into a three-stroke lead. Sophomore Kyle Wambold led the comeback, shooting a 70(-2) on Monday. Wambold led all golfers with an overall score of 141(-3) over the course of the tournament. Senior Josh Holling also had an impressive tournament, finishing in a tie for sixth place while shooting an overall 144.
Binghamton returns to action in Philadelphia this weekend at the Big 5 Invitational, hosted by Temple University.