Setting The Scene
What: 2017 Wildcat Invitational, hosted by Villanova
When: Monday-Tuesday, March 27-28 (18 holes Monday, 18 Tuesday)
Where: White Manor Country Club (Malvern, Pa.) – Par-71, 7,055 Yards)
The Field: Binghamton, Bucknell, Cleveland State, Colgate, Delaware, Drexel, Fordham, Lehigh, LeMoyne, Manhattan, Monmouth, Navy, Rider, Siena, St. John's, Saint Joseph's, St. Peter's, Villanova and Wagner
Live Scoring: GolfStat.com
About the Bison
>> Bucknell will be competing in its second event of the spring season, having just participated in the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular in Florida during Spring Break.
>> In its first spring event, the Bison finished in 12th place out of 17 teams. The Bison complied a 614 score through the first 36 holes, good for ninth through the first day of golf. A 317 team score through the final 18 holes gave Bucknell a 931 total score.
>> Connor O'Brien turned in a team-best 228 total, with a round of 74 coming in the first 18 holes. O’Brien finished 27th individually at the competition.
>> As the spring season continues, Bradbeer will look to build on his strong fall season, when he averaged 73.2 across five events. J.P. Raftery will be doing the same after missing last week’s event due to illness. HIs 72.3 in the fall was the lowest single-season scoring average in team history.
Bucknell at Wildcat Invitational
>> This will be Bucknell's sixth appearance in the event. Bucknell’s best performance at Villanova’s spring tournament was an eighth-place finish in 2012.
>> Last season, the Bison tied for ninth out of 21 teams, led by a trio of 151 scores by Magee, Raftery, and Daniel Levin.
>> Bucknell will travel to Farmville, Virginia, to compete in the Longwood/Manor Intercollegiate on April 1-2.