Setting The Scene
What: 2017 Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic, hosted by UNC Pembroke
When: Monday-Tuesday, March 27-28 (36 holes Monday 9:30 a.m., 18 holes Tuesday 9 a.m.)
Where: River Landing Golf Club (Wallace, N.C.), Par-72, 5,812-yard Landing Course
The Field: Barton, Bucknell, Carson-Newman, Columbus State, Merrimack, Methodist, Mount Olive, Queens, UNC Pembroke
About the Bison
>> Bucknell heads south again for its third tournament of the spring season. The Bison previously competed at the Edwin Watts Kiawah Island Classic and the Low Country Intercollegiate, both in South Carolina.
>>Last time out in Hilton Head, the Bison placed 10th out of 17 teams at the Low Country Intercollegiate, posting rounds of 330-329 at Moss Creek GC. Katie Childers was the low Bison, finishing T-8th with cards of 77-82. Lindsay Dodovich and Emily Larson turned in the best second-round scores with a pair of 81s.
>> Dodovich led the Bison with a 78.4 stroke average over 12 rounds during the fall season. She won the Bucknell Invitational, highlighted by a 2-over 72 in the first round, and she closed out the fall with a T-15th at the Lehigh Invitational. Dodovich became Bucknell's first individual tournament winner since Minjoo Lee claimed the Wendy's Invitational at Coosaw Creek in Charleston, South Carolina in October of 2010.
Bucknell at Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic
>> This will be the inaugural Sunoco Campbell Oil Classic.
>> Bucknell will next compete in the Hoya Invitational on April 10-11. That will be the final tuneup before the Patriot League Championship begins on April 22-23 at Saucon Valley CC.