Setting The Scene

What: 2017 Nittany Lion Invitational, hosted by Penn State
When: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 23-24 (54 holes), 9 a.m. shotgun starts each day
Where: Par-72, 6341-yard Penn State Blue Course, State College, Pa.
The Field: 14 teams (Bucknell, Columbia, Delaware, Harvard, Maryland, Ohio, Penn, Penn State, Princeton, Rutgers, Seton Hall, South Florida, Yale, Youngstown State)

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About the Bison

• The Bucknell women's golf team heads to coach Lisa Francisco's alma mater this weekend for the 41st Annual Nittany Lion Invitational, hosted by Penn State. This will be the third of five fall events for the Bison, who previously played in their own invitational, followed by a trip to Chicago for the Loyola Fall Invitational. 
• Senior Lindsay Dodovich will once again play in the No. 1 spot for the Bison this weekend. She will be followed by Katie ChildersMeredith LangsAnna Dailey and Casey MorrowEunbbie Kim and Erin Holmes will play as individuals. 
• Bucknell posted team scores of 331-321-320 last week in a seventh-place finish amon 11 teams at Flossmoor CC. Dodovich was the low Bison with rounds of 81-79-77, which put her in 12th place individually. Childers closed with a pair of 79s after a first-round 84. Dailey had a solid tournament playing as an individual, shooting 82-83-83.

• Through six rounds, Dodovich has the team's top scoring average at 78.2. Childers is next at 81.0, followed by Morrow at 81.3. Morrow's four sub-80 rounds are the most on the squad. 

• Francisco lettered at Penn State from 1997-2000.

Bucknell at the Nittany Lion Invitational

 The Bison have appeared in 13 of the last 15 years at Penn State's annual fall event. Bucknell's best finish here was sixth place out of 14 teams in 2006.

 The Bison had a memorable second round at Penn State in 2010. Led by a school-record, 3-under 69 from then-freshman Bridget Wilcox, the Bison posted a school-record 296 team score. Wilcox's 69 and the team's 296 were both the best in the 17-team field that day, and both numbers remain team records. 

 Last year the Bison placed ninth out of nine teams, posting team scores of 310-320-319. Dodovich shot 76-80-76 to finish T-23rd. Childers (77-79-85), Dailey (78-81-82) and Kim (79-85-86) were also in the lineup. 

Up Next

 Next weekend the Bison return to head coach Lisa Francisco's alma mater for Penn State's Nittany Lion Invitational.