WEST POINT, N.Y. -- The Bucknell men's golf team finished the Patriot League Championship with a 297 team score, its best of the week, and moved up one spot to a fifth-place finish at the West Point Golf Club. Freshman John Edler led the Bison with a career-low 72 in the final round.
Patriot League newcomer Loyola captured its first championship, closing with a 291 to outpace host Army by 10 shots. The Greyhounds totaled 861 for the 54-hole tournament. Army was second at 871, followed by Lehigh (896), Navy (900), Bucknell (902), Colgate (906), Lafayette (926) and Holy Cross (932).
Senior Schuyler Stitzer closed with a 75, and he was the low Bison for the week with a 222 composite (75-72-75). Stitzer missed a second straight All-Patriot League medal by just one stroke.
Bucknell started the final round on hole No. 10, and Edler's career-best 72 featured birdies at 13, 16 and 18. He posted a 1-under 34 on the back nine. Edler played well in his first Patriot League Championship. He opened with a 77, and then his second-round 82 might have been much better if not for two holes in which he was a combined 10-over-par. Edler made four birdies in that second round and eight for the weekend.
After struggling in his first two rounds, Magee put together a solid 74 on Sunday. That included a birdie at the par-3 third hole and nothing worse than bogey all day.
Army freshman Peter Kim followed up his second-round 66 with an even-par 70 on Sunday, and he won the individual championship as well as Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors. Kim's 209 total was five shots better than Navy's August Jonas, who held the 36-hole lead.