Setting The Scene
What: 2017 Manor Intercollegiate, hosted by Longwood
When: Saturday-Sunday, April 1-2 (36 holes Saturday, 18 Sunday) -- 8:15 a.m. shotgun starts
Where: The Manor Golf Club, Par 72, 7,246 yards
The Field: 16 teams (Binghamton, Bucknell, Central Connecticut State, Dartmouth, Delaware, Fairfield, Fairleigh Dickinson, Ferrum, Iona, La Salle, LIU-Brooklyn, Longwood, N.C. Central, Rhode Island, St. Francis (Pa.), Towson)
About the Bison
>> This will be Bucknell's third event of the spring season. So far the Bison have placed 12th at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular and T-13th at the Wildcat Invitational. The team is averaging 305.6 strokes per round this spring, with a low of 293 earler this week in Villanova's tournament.
>> Bradbeer was the low Bison at the Wildcat Invitational. After an opening-round 76, he fired a 2-under 69 in round two to move up to a T-21st finish. O'Brien also had a strong closing round with a 1-over 72.
>> O'Brien has the low scoring average on the squad this spring with a 75.2. Magee is next at 75.5.
Bucknell at Manor Intercollegiate
>> Bucknell has appeared in this event twice previously, in 2012 and 2013. The Bison finished eighth in 2012 (303-313-312) and seventh in 2013 (314-300-301).
>> Bucknell's best individual performance here came from Schuyler Stitzer in 2013. He finished T-4th with rounds of 78-71-70.
>> The Bison will play at the Finegan Invitational at Whitemarsh Valley CC on Apr. 10. It is a one-day, 36-hole event.