LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Junior Lindsay Dodovich carded a 77 to win her first collegiate tournament, and a final-round 73 from senior Emily Larson helped propel Bucknell to the team championship at the Bucknell Invitational on Sunday. The Bison captured their own annual fall invitational for the fourth time, with the other victories coming in 2006, 2010 and 2011.
This time the Bison ran away from the four other teams in the field, posting team scores of 309 and 307 for a 616 composite. Runner-up Siena finished 32 strokes behind Bucknell at 648, followed by Niagara at 668, Shenandoah at 752 and La Salle at 771.
Six Bison -- the five starters plus freshman Meredith Langs playing as an individual -- finished in the top eight. Dodovich followed up her 2-over-par 72 with the 77 on Sunday, and she secured medalist honors by three shots over Emily Doyle of Niagara.
Dodovich is Bucknell's first individual tournament winner since Minjoo Lee claimed the Wendy's Invitational at Coosaw Creek in Charleston, South Carolina in October of 2010. Katie Jurenovich was the last Bison to win the Bucknell Invitational, with her title coming in a playoff in 2010. Teri Schlang (2006), Jess Hetrich (2002) and Hilary Mainka (1999) have also claimed titles here.
While Dodovich took home first place, Larson had the round of the day for the Bison. Her 73 was the best in the field, and it was nine strokes better than her first-round 82. Larson finished in sole possession of fourth place at 155 total. Sophomore Eunbbie Kim also shot 77 on Sunday, putting her in sixth place at 157.
Bucknell will be back in action next weekend at Penn State's Nittany Lion Invitational. It will be a homecoming for first-year head coach Lisa Francisco, who played college golf at Penn State.