BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- The Bucknell men's golf team is nine holes away from its first team title in five years. After 27 holes of the Lehigh Invitational, the Bison have a nine-stroke advantage over Siena and Fordham. Freshman Connor O'Brien is tied for the individual lead, while teammate John Edler is just one stroke back.
The 36-hole tournament at Saucon Valley Country Club was scheduled for 18 holes on Friday and 18 on Saturday. But with frost in the forecast for Saturday morning, the decision was made to extend to 27 holes Friday and then finish up with the final nine holes starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday.
Bucknell got out to a terrific start, with O'Brien's 2-under-par 70 leading the way to a 299 team total. The Bison led St. Peter's by three shots after 18 holes, and after posting a 154 composite on the first nine of round two, Bucknell's lead is now nine over Siena and Fordham. St. Peter's second-round total is incomplete, as one player has yet to turn in his scorecard.
O'Brien and Villanova's Lucas Trim are tied for the individual lead at even-par 108 (70-38), with Edler just a shot off the pace at 109 (72-37).
Ashton Radvansky, playing as an individual, is tied for 10th place overall at 114 (76-38).
Bucknell will be seeking its first team title since the 2010 Bucknell Invitational. The team's last individual champion was Dan Bernard at the 2012 Bucknell Invitational.