Setting The Scene
What: 2017 Hoya Invitational, hosted by Georgetown
When: Monday-Tuesday, Apr. 10-11 (36 holes Monday 9 a.m., 18 holes Tuesday 9 a.m.)
Where: Four Streams (Beallsville, Md.), Par-72, 6,127 yards
The Field: (15 teams) Georgetown, Boston University, Bucknell, Columbia, Monmouth, Pennsylvania, Princeton, Richmond, Rollins, Seton Hall, South Florida, St. John’s, Stephen F. Austin State, Towson and Yale.
About the Bison
>> Bucknell tees it up for the first time in the month of April when it travels to the Hoya Invitational Monday and Tuesday. This is the team's final tuneup prior to the Patriot League Championship, which will be at Saucon Valley CC Apr. 22-23.
>> In their last outing, the Bison finished in fifth place at the Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic, hosted by UNC Pembroke. Bucknell shot 314-315-311, its three best team scores of the spring. Lindsay Dodovich led the way with a T-8th finish, her second top-10 and third top-20 of the 2016-17 season. Dodovich closed with a 2-under-par 70, which was one shot shy of Bridget Wilcox's school record.
>> Katie Childers, who finished T-8th at the Low Country Intercollegiate and T-16th at the Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic over the last two events, leads the team with a 79.1 spring scoring average. Dodovich is second at 79.4, and her 78.8 average for the full season is the best on the team.
>> Freshman Meredith Langs' second-round 76 at the Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic was her career best.
Bucknell at the Hoya Invitational
>> Bucknell will be making its third appearance at the Hoya Invitational, but its first since 2006. The Bison finished sixth in a rain-shortened tournament here in 2005, and then took ninth the following season. Amy Loughney's 75 in the opening round in 2006 is Bucknell's low round in the event.
>> The Patriot League Championship begins on April 22-23 at Saucon Valley CC. Lehigh serves as this year's host. Saucon Valley is the site of the team's 2014 Patriot League championship.