What: Rocket Classic
When: Monday-Tuesday (36 Holes Monday, 18 Holes Tuesday), 9 a.m. shotgun starts
Where: Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton, Ohio
The Field: Ball State, Bradley, Bucknell, Central Michigan, Detroit, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Fort Wayne, Green Bay, Illinois-Chicago, Indiana State, Loyola (Ill.), Toledo, Western Michigan.
Live Scoring: BirdieFire.com.
About the Bison
>> Bucknell will be competing in its fourth fall tournament, and its first since the Nittany Lion Invitational on Sept. 24-25. The highlight of the season thus far is a win at the Bucknell Invitational on Sept. 17-18.
>> This week the Bison will send out senior Emily Larson, junior Lindsay Dodovich, sophomore Katie Childers, sophomore Eunbbie Kim, and freshman Meredith Langs. This will be Langs' debut in the top five, as her other appearance came as an individual at the Bucknell Invitational (82-79).
>> The Bison are averaging 315.9 strokes per round this fall. The low mark is a 307 at the Bucknell Invitational.
>> Dodovich collected her first collegiate individual title at the Bucknell Invitational, posting rounds of 72-77. She beat Emily Doyle of Niagara by three shots. Dodovich is 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. Katie Jurenovich was the last Bison to win the Bucknell Invitational, with her title coming in a playoff in 2010. Teri Schlang (2006), Jess Hetrich (2002) and Hilary Mainka (1999) have also claimed titles.
>> Dodovich was also the low Bison at Penn State (T-23rd) with rounds of 76-80-76. She leads the squad with a 78.0 scoring average in seven rounds.
>> Larson is a close second behind Dodovich with a 78.6 average, while Childers is also sub-80 at 79.7.
The Rocket Classic
>> This will be Bucknell's second appearance at the Rocket Classic. The Bison finished 12th here in 2014, posting rounds of 335-329-351. The final round was played in sever windy conditions.
>> Larson is the lone member of this week's lineup who has played at Catawba Island Club. She finished with a team-best 252 (86-79-87) in 2014.
>> Catawba Island Club is a par-72 course playing at 5,884 yards.
>> Bucknell will have one more fall event, the Lehigh Invitational on Oct. 23-24 at Saucon Valley CC.