ITHACA, N.Y. -- Backed by a career-best, even-par 71 from Thomas Walter, the Bucknell men's golf team got itself back in contention with a 296 team score in the rain-delayed second round, but the Bison could not carry that momentum into Sunday's final round and finished in eighth place at the Cornell Invitational.
Peter Scialabba turned in a 75 and D.J. Magee had a 77 in the third round, but Bucknell had to count two scores in the 80s en route to a team total of 313. Walter closed with an 81 after opening with rounds of 75-71, and he finished in a tie for 19th place at 227 total.
Scialabba (80-74-75) and John Edler (76-73-80) both posted 229 and finished T-24th. Magee (78-78-77) posted three straight rounds in the 70s in his first career road start.
The second round was suspended due to rain on Saturday afternoon. Each of the 15 teams finished off their second rounds early Sunday morning. Bucknell's 296 second-round score was the second-best in the field, trailing only Towson's 292. The Tigers closed with a 298 and went on to win the tournament by five shots over Drexel.
Christopher Crawford of Drexel posted a 3-under 210 (71-70-69) to win the individual title by six strokes over Dartmouth's Jeffrey Lang.
Bucknell will be back in action on Oct. 6-7 at the Army Invitational. The Bison will have the chance to play the West Point Golf Course, which is the site of the 2014 Patriot League Championship next April.