Bucknell University
Bucknell Men's Golf BIO
 J.P. Raftery
Spring 2017: Wrapped up another record-setting season with a second-straight runner-up finish at the Patriot League Championship ... First Team All-Patriot League for second year in a row ... shot 6-under 204 (67-68-69), the best ever by a Bison at the PL Championship (previous mark 208 by Andrew Cohen in 2009 ... 71.6 spring average set a school record, breaking his own mark from the fall ... 72.0 full-season average also a team record ... prior to the PL tourney, finished T-5th at the Yale Spring Invitational (74-70) ... that gave him six top-10s and five top-5s in eight events in 2016-17 ... named Bison Athlete of the Week after the PL Championship ... named to Academic All-Patriot League Team ... Fall 2016: Started the season with a T-5th finish at the Colgate Invitational (74-72-74), then followed it up with a T-4th at the Bucknell Invitational (72-69) ... made it three straight top-10s to start his season with a T-9th at George Mason's Patriot Intercollegiate (74-70-71) ... placed T-16th after shooting 69-73 (-2) at the Matthews Auto Collegiate Invitational ... set a school single-season record with a 72.3 average ... Spring 2016: Capped a strong spring season with a spectacular performance at the Patriot League Championship ... shot a 2-under 211 (71-67-73) over 54 holes to finish T-2nd and capture First Team All-Patriot League and Patriot League Rookie of the Year honors ... was named Bison Athlete of the Week after that performance ... second-round 67 (-4) was a career best and was the second-best 18-hole score by a Bison at the Patriot League Championship, trailing Ben Pellicani's 5-under 65 in 2005 ... made seven birdies in the second round and 13 for the championship ... 211 total was Bucknell's fourth-best at the PL Championship, three shy of Andrew Cohen's 2009 record ... earlier in the spring posted a 1-under 70 at the Wildcat Invitational and had a 1-over 72 at the Navy Invitational ... led the team with a 75.4 spring average and was second on the squad with a 75.9 mark for the full fall/spring campaign ... Fall 2015: Played in the first three events of the fall season, compiling a 76.8 average ... posted top-20 finishes in his first two career appearances: T-19th a tthe Colgate Invitational (79-76-79) and T-11th at the Bucknell Invitational (73-73) ... started 75-75 at the Cornell Invitational before finishing with an 84 ... Personal: Born Feb. 13, 1996 ... son of Donald and Heather Raftery ... has two younger sisters, Haley and Caitlin ... father played hockey at Dartmouth ... 2012 FCIAC and state champion at Greenwich High School ... transferred to The Taft School for final three years of high school and earned All-Founders League honors as a junior and senior ... placed T-6th at AJGA Killington Championship ... posted three top-25 finishes in AJGA in 2014 ... competed in the 2015 Connecticut Open ... majoring in accounting and financial management ... member of Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2016 and 2017 ... named to 2017 Academic All-Patriot League Team.
Year: Junior
Hometown: Greenwich, Conn.
High School: Taft School
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