April 17, 2007
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Due to recent rainfall in the Northeast, the 2007 Patriot League Men's Golf Championship has been relocated to Bucknell University, on April 21-22, Patriot League Executive Director Carolyn Schlie Femovich announced Tuesday.
The United States Military Academy, located in West Point, N.Y., was slated to host the championship at its golf course. However, due to the significant rainfall, the course conditions forced to championship to move.
"We would like to thank all of our member institutions for their understanding for the change in location for this year's Patriot League Championship," said Femovich. "In particular, we would like to thank both Bucknell and the U.S. Naval Academy for offering to host this year's championship. Army has worked hard to host this event, and felt due to the excessive rainfall that it could not showcase their outstanding golf facilities for this year's championship."
The 54-hole event will be played at the Bucknell University Golf Course. It begins with 36 holes of play on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 8 a.m. The final round of the tournament is slated for Sunday, April 22, also starting at 8 a.m. The Patriot League team champion receives an automatic bid into one of the three NCAA Regional tournaments.
Bucknell has hosted three previous Patriot League Championships (1994, 2000 and 2005). Two years ago in Lewisburg, Pa., Army won the team title, while Charlie Waddell of Bucknell won individual honors. The Bison are the defending Patriot League champions, and Waddell has captured the past two Patriot League individual titles.