NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Connor O'Brien compiled a 1-over-par 141 with rounds of 70-71, and the Bucknell men's golf team is in fifth place out of 13 teams after 36 holes at the Macdonald Cup, hosted by Yale. O'Brien is tied for seventh place individually, and the Bison counted four scores of 75 or better in each round.
Bucknell shot 291-291 for a total of 582 and trails only Yale (564), Stirling (566), Harvard (577) and Dartmouth (580). Princeton lurks one shot behind the Bison with the final 18 holes coming Sunday.
O'Brien finished with five birdies and five bogeys in his opening-round 70, which was tied for the fifth-best score in the field in the morning. He made four more birdies along with 11 pars in the second round, but a couple of double-bogeys on par-3s left him with a 1-over 71.
Robert Foley and Jordan Sundborg of Sterling, a Scottish university, are tied for the individual lead at 2-under 138. Foley's second-round 66 was the low score of the day. Eoin Leonard of Yale is one shot back.
Elsewhere for Bucknell, Chris Tanabe shot 71-75 and is T-20th. J.P. Raftery shot 75-72, Peter Bradbeer 77-73 and Ashton Radvansky 75-80. Tanabe had seven birdies on the day, while Raftery made an eagle on the 437-yard, par-4 17th hole during his morning round.
The tournament wraps up on Sunday morning.