Men’s Golf travels to Plymouth Meeting

Hugh Straine, Contributing Writer

Bucknell men’s golf headed to Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, this weekend for the Cornell/Temple Fall Invite.

The two-day, 36-hole tournament featured fifteen different schools, highlighted by Rhode Island, Temple and the University of Pennsylvania.

The Bison came out red hot after day one, led by a first round 67 by Blake Wisdom ’23. Wisdom lit up The 1912 Club on day one, carding five birdies and an eagle, leaving him one shot short of the lead after 18 holes. They tallied in a team score of 287 for the day and sat in fifth place halfway through the tournament. 

“The first round 67 was a great feeling going into day two,” Wisdom said. “We tried to go into round two with a confident mentality that we could chase down the team in the lead.” 

Unfortunately, Wisdom and the rest of the crew found less success on day two, as the team finished with a score of 303 and dropped to ninth place out of fifteen. The final score was 590 (+30). Wisdom was able to card another eagle on day two, but his swing wasn’t the same as he shot 75 on day two, dropping him to T9 (+2) out of 84 competitors for the weekend. 

James Key ’26 was able to contribute on day two, as he was the low Bison on the day with a score of 74. Key was able to snag a T51 finish (+9).

Wisdom certainly loved the opening round 67 as well as the great play for the rest of his teammates, but is aware of the latter mistakes that cost them in the end. 

“We learned a lot this weekend, and we saw a lot of great golf as well as a lot of mistakes,” he said. “We’re going to bring that into practice this week to try to make sure we don’t make those mistakes again.”

The Bison head to New Haven, Conn. next weekend for the MacDonald Cup at Yale University, as Wisdom hopes to lead his teammates into sharper play as the season goes on.

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