Setting The Scene

What: 2017 Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge
When: Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 23-24 (36 holes)
Where: Par-72, 6,840-yard Quechee Club (Highland Course), Quechee, Vt.
The Field: 14 teams (Brown, Bucknell, Central Connecticut, Cornell, Dartmouth, Drexel, Fordham, Hartford, Harvard, Holy Cross, Princeton, Rhode Island, Siena and Temple)

Live Stats: GolfStat.com

About the Bison

• Bucknell plays its fourth of seven fall tournaments this weekend at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge, hosted by Dartmouth. 

• Bucknell will return to the five-man lineup used in the season-opener at the Turning Stone-Tiger Intercollegiate, with juniors J.P. RafteryJubal Early and Connor O'Brien joining sophomore Peter Bradbeer and freshman Chris Tanabe

• The Bison posted team scores of 304-293-300 last week at the Cornell Invitational and placed 13th in a 16-team field. The highlight of the weekend was a bogey-free, 4-under-par 67 from O'Brien in the second round. He was the low Bison at 221 for 54 holes and placed T-30th. Jack Gregor and J.B. Thompson made their season debuts at Cornell, as Raftery, Early and Bradbeer got the weekend off.

• Raftery has the team's low scoring average at 76.0, followed by O'Brien at 76.8 and Tanabe at 76.9. Tanabe has averaged 74.4 over his last seven rounds after starting 84-87 on a horrible weather day at Turning Stone.

• Bucknell has claimed three sub-par rounds thus far: O'Brien's 4-under 67 last week at Cornell, Tanabe's 1-under 71 at Colgate's Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational and Raftery's 1-under 71 at Turning Stone. 

Bucknell at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge

 This will be Bucknell's first appearance at the event. 

 Rhode Island is the defending champion. The Rams shot 279-299 last year to hold off Harvard by two shots. Chris Houston of Rhode Island was the medalist at 4-under. 

Up Next

 The Bison return to actoin Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at Yale's MacDonald Cup in New Haven, Conn.