HAMDEN, Conn. – Quinnipiac women's golf head coach John O'Connor has announced the signing of Krissy Unger (Northport, N.Y.) and Jenn Whaley (Farmington, Conn.) to National Letters of Intent. The duo will join the team for the 2012-13 season.
Unger comes to Quinnipiac after much success as a junior golfer in New York. She most recently won the New York City Championship as well as the Metropolitan Junior Golf Match Play Championship before being named the MET PGA Player of the Year.
" I'm very excited to have these two young golfers join the team," O'Connor said. "Krissy is currently ranked as the No. 1 senior in the State of New York by Junior Golf Scoreboard and I expect her to contend for all conference as a freshman and look forward to watching her game progress throughout her career."
Krissy Unger (left) and Jenn Whaley sign their National Letters of Intent to attend Quinnipiac.
Whaley, the 2011 Central Connecticut Conference (CCC) Individual Champion, will bring extensive playing experience to the Bobcats.Aside from her championship at Timberlin Golf Course last year, her most notable finishes included a seventh-place finish at the 18-Hole Ellington Ridge Camera Memorial at Ellington Ridge Country Club, as well as a sixth place finish at the Junior Connecticut PGA Championship at Timberlin Golf Club. She also finished fifth at the Jack Kelly Connecticut PGA Tournament of Champions. She also won the Pepsi Junior Connecticut PGA Championship at Franconia Golf Course and also posted top five finishes at the Frank Kringle Junior Championship, the Ranch Junior Open, the McDermott Junior Invitation and the Pat Jackman Junior Classic. As a junior, she took second place at the Connecticut State Championship at Orange Hill Country Club.
"Jenn brings an extensive history of competing in some of the best tournaments in the country," O'Connor said. "Jenn's length off the tee and her understanding of what it takes to play golf in the Northeast make her a great addition to our team. Jenn comes from a family of great golfers and she will definitely leave her mark in the history books here at Quinnipiac."