Strong start ends with T-6th finish for men’s golf

Jaylen Amaker, Contributing Writer

The men’s golf team had a strong performance on day one of the Bucknell Invitational, ending the day in third place after garnering 303s on the first two rounds. The Bison entered day two within striking distance but fell short, ending with a 305 on the day and 911 for the tournament to finish T-6th.

The team went into the Invitational with a lot of confidence and high expectations.

“I think there will be a good battle for first place between us Bison and Dartmouth, who won it last year,” John Edler ’17 said. “We host a competitive tournament, so I would not be surprised to see another school show up and play well, and possibly make a run at the title also.”

The Bison followed those expectations by finishing in third place on day one, but were taken over by Saint Francis (Pa.), Franklin & Marshall, and Colgate on day two.

Dartmouth found its second straight win in the Bucknell Invitational through its final-round score of 298, giving them a total of 891 in the tournament. Lafayette was just behind with 893.

“The Bucknell Invitational is the most important event of the fall season for our program. All of the guys wanted to have a good showing in front of a home crowd. We drew a solid crowd of Bucknell supporters this Saturday and Sunday and gave them something to cheer for early on, but we came up just short and did not finish the way we expected to,” said D.J. Magee ’17, who hit a two-over-par 72 on the final 18 holes.

The Bison will be back in action and looking to bounce back this weekend at the Cornell Invitational in Ithaca, N.Y.

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