Bucknell Men's Golf 3rd at Colgate Invitational
Sept. 9, 2012
HAMILTON, N.Y. -- A top-10 finish from senior Dan Bernard helped the Bucknell men's golf team take third place out of nine teams at the season-opening Colgate Invitational, which concluded Sunday at Seven Oaks GC. Bernard turned in rounds of 76 and 77 for a final 36-hole total of 153.
The Bison also started a pair of freshmen this weekend. Luke Edelman, who won the team's 90-hole qualifier over the previous two weekends, debuted with an 80 on Saturday but bounced back with a team-best 76 in round two. Nick Geissler shot 83-80 in his first collegiate event.
Youngstown State's Bill Gaffney was the lone player in the field to finish under par. He shot 71-72 for a 1-under 143, giving him a seven-shot victory. That helped the Penguins outdistance runner-up Lehigh by 10 shots for the team title.
Youngstown State shot 598, followed by Lehigh (608), Bucknell (618), Fordham (625), Le Moyne (634), Ottawa (634), Colgate (639), Rider (642) and Niagara (655).
The Bison return to action next weekend at their own fall tournament. The Bucknell Invitational gets underway on Friday at the Bucknell Golf Club and continues through Saturday.