NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Peter Bradbeer shot 149 (76-73) over 36 holes to lead Bucknell to an eighth-place finish in a 16-team field at the Yale Spring Invitational on Saturday at The Course at Yale. J.P. Raftery tuned in the team’s low mark of the day with a 1-over-par 71 in round two.

Bucknell opened with a 303 team score, then posted a 298 in the afternoon, as Bradbeer, Raftery and Chris Tanabe combined for a 12-stroke improvement on their first-round totals.

Bradbeer finished T-25th out of 89 players. In his final round, Bradbeer made the turn in 38, then made eight pars and a birdie at No. 14 for a 35 on the back.

Raftery bounced back from an opening-round 79 with a terrific 71 in the afternoon. He made birdies and 9 and 11, and had only three blemishes on his scorecard.

Elsewhere for the Bison, Tanabe shot 76-75, Connor O'Brien shot 76-79, and Jubal Early had 75-80.   

Tennessee won the team title with a 565 total (283-282), 11 shots better than host Yale. Virginia was third at 587, followed by Cornell (591) and Penn (593).

Tennessee’s Lorenzo Scalise and Yale’s James Nicholas and Eoin Leonard all finished at 2-under and were the lone players in the field in red numbers. Nicholas had the first-round lead after opening with a 66.

The Bison will be back in action on Monday at the Finegan Invitational, hosted by La Salle.