J.P. Raftery '15 was recently named "Bison Athlete of the Week" at Bucknell University for his record-setting performance at the Patriot League Men's Golf Championship. For the second consecutive year, Raftery placed second in the individual standings at the conference championship tournament. Playing on his home course at the Bucknell Golf Club, Raftery compiled a 6-under-par total of 204, with three straight sub-par rounds of 67-68-69. The 204 is the best ever by a Bison player in a Patriot League Championship. Raftery's three straight rounds in the 60s lowered his spring scoring average to a tidy 71.6. That breaks his own single-season record of 72.3, set just this past fall. A two-time First Team All-Patriot League selection, Raftery set a new team record with his full-season average of 72.0.
While at Taft, Raftery was a co-captain of the Boys' Varsity Golf Team in his senior year, when he posted the team's low scoring average of 78.14 strokes.
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