What: 2017 Mission Inn Spectacular, hosted by George Mason
When: Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19 (36 holes Saturday, 18 Sunday) -- shotgun starts
Where: Mission Inn Golf Resort (Howey-In-The-Hills, Florida) - El Campeon Course (Par 72 - 6,966 Yards)
The Field: George Mason, Elon, Saint Joseph's, Bethune Cookman, Toledo, TCU, Lehigh, Florida A&M, Ohio, George Washington, Presbyterian, Dayton, Hofstra, Bucknell, Marquette, Air Force, Florida Atlantic
Live Scoring: GolfStat.com.
About the Bison
>> Bucknell tees it up for the first time this spring, looking to build on a strong fall season that concluded with a victory at the Lehigh Invitational. The Bison posted a 296.6 team scoring average in seven fall tournaments.
>> Raftery broke the Bucknell single-season scoring record with an average of 72.3 in the fall. He finished in the top 16 in all five of his appearances, including four top-10 finishes and three top-5s.
>> The freshman Bradbeer made a strong first impression, posting a 73.2 average to rank second on the team behind the sophomore Raftery. Bradbeer is coming off a fourth-place finish at Lehigh, and his 4-under 68 at the Matthews Auto Collegiate Invitational was the best on the team all season.
Bucknell at Mission Inn
>> This will be Bucknell's first appearance in this event.
>> Bucknell returns to action March 27-28 at the Wildcat Invitational at White Manor CC.