Golf finishes 15th in the Bucknell Invitational
By Peter Neville, Contributor
After the best performance of the fall season last week at the Matthews Auto Collegiate, The Canisius Golf team took part in their penultimate tournament of the fall season. The Griffs finished 58 strokes over par at the Bucknell Invitational, well behind the eventual winners of the tournament. Despite the lack of team success, Junior Ryan Edholm saw much individual success, shooting in the 60’s for the fifth time in his college career. This performance landed him a top 30 individual finish at the tournament. Other notable performances include Freshman Alex Schickling as he carded a season-low score of 71 strokes on the third and final round of the tournament.
The first round of the three-day tournament was the toughest for the golfers as the weather dampened the team's performance. Edholm admitted the effect that the weather had on his performance in round one.
“The conditions were very tough throughout the week but especially on day one. I pride myself on being a good ball striker so normally windy and cold conditions don't get to me but I had a rough go in round one,” said Edholm.
Colgate University had the best showing of the tournament, finishing five strokes ahead of runners-up Long Island University. Canisius finished six strokes behind Cornell and one stroke ahead of Merrimack college at the end of the tournament, notching a 15th place finish after showing much improvement during last week's tournament.
Canisius will tee off in their final tournament of the season this upcoming Sunday as they take part in the Sacred Heart Fall Classic at Great River Golf Club in Milford Connecticut. This being the first time that Canisius has taken part in the tournament hosted by Sacred Heart.