September 10, 2012

Krissy Unger and Jenn Whaley Turn In Record-Breaking Performances At Tignanelli Towson Invitaitonal

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PHOENIX, Md. – Quinnipiac women's golf freshmen Krissy Unger (New York, N.Y.) and Jenn Whaley (Avon, Conn.) turned in a pair of stellar performances to complete their first collegiate competition as the Bobcats finished 14th out of 18 teams at the Tignanelli Towson Invitational at the Towson Golf and Country Club in Phoenix, Md. Unger finished at +19 for the tournament, tied for 33rd, while Whaley completed play at +20 and tied for 35th

"Our freshmen played very well today," head coach John O'Connor said. "I think that they had some shots that they'd like to get back, but I chalk that up to nerves. Once they settle down, I'm confident they'll be in the mid-70's on a consistent basis." 

St. John's won the event with a combined 611 (+35). Quinnipiac finished tied for 14th with Towson (Gold) and ahead of Delaware State (690, +114), Mount St. Mary's (690, +114) and Randolph-Macon (752, +176).

"Honestly, we putted more than we should have. That had a lot to do with our score," O'Connor said. "Once we dig in and start working on our putting consistently, you'll see three or four strokes per round start coming off."

Unger turned in the best performance for a two-day event in program history with a combined 163 (82-81, +19). Her 81 is the fifth lowest score for a round in program history, while her two-day total bests Kayla Ketcheson's (St. Andrews, Manitoba) 166 at last season's Hartford Women's Golf Invitational.

On Sunday, Sept. 9, it was Whaley with the record-breaking performance after shooting an 81 for the program's lowest score for a freshman golfer. With Unger matching that on Monday, Sept. 10, and Whaley carding a combined 164 (81-83, +20), the freshmen duo now hold the two best tournament totals in program history.

Ketcheson bounced back from a disastrous first day of the event to shave 11 strokes off her first round total. Ketcheson wrapped up her first round of the season on Sunday at +22. She finished Monday's round at +11, shaving off six strokes on the back nine, and five strokes on the front, aided by a birdie on the par-3 sixth hole. She finished the day at +33 (177).

"I've never seen Kayla play like she did yesterday, it wasn't like her and she got a little frustrated," O'Connor said. "She had a problem with the water on one hole. Today, she bounced back and was back to normal. She played very well."

Jennifer Forlenza (Wayne, N.J.) shot an 181 (90-91, +37) while Hannah Russell finished with an183 (89-94, +39).

"I'm looking forward to Dartmouth," O'Connor said. "I'm planning on taking a few different players - Alexa Gentile and Angelica Muscatelli - to see how they do. Should be a great tournament."

The Bobcats will be back in action on Sept. 15-16 when they travel to Hanover, N.H. to compete in the Dartmouth Invitational at the Hanover Country Club. 

Contact: Ken Sweeten (kfsweeten@quinnipiac.edu)


Tignanelli Towson Invitational Final Leader Board

1

 

St. John's University

+35

F

  +18

305

306

611

2

 

Old Dominion

+40

F

  +16

312

304

616

3

 

William & Mary

+50

F

  +26

312

314

626

4

 

Delaware

+58

F

  +37

309

325

634

5

 

Hartford, U. of

+68

F

  +27

329

315

644

6

 

Bethune-Cookman Col.

+74

F

  +29

333

317

650

7

 

Central Conn. St.

+78

F

  +42

324

330

654

8

 

Fairleigh Dickinson

+80

F

  +35

333

323

656

T9

 

Fairfield University

+82

F

  +44

326

332

658

T9

 

Long Island

+82

F

  +45

325

333

658

11

 

Hofstra

+84

F

  +50

322

338

660

12

 

Hampton University

+86

F

  +46

328

334

662

13

 

Towson

+89

F

  +49

328

337

665

T14

 

Quinnipiac

+104

F

  +50

342

338

680

T14

 

Towson (Gold)

+104

F

  +49

343

337

680

T16

 

Delaware State

+114

F

  +58

344

346

690

T16

 

Mount St. Mary's

+114

F

  +60

342

348

690

18

 

Randolph-Macon College

+176

F

  +87

377

375

752

Tignanelli Towson Invitational Final Individual Scores

T14

Quinnipiac

342

338

680

T31

Krissy Unger (1)

82

81

163

T35

Jenn Whaley (3)

81

83

164

T69

Kayla Ketcheson (2)

94

83

177

78

Jennifer Forlenza (5)

90

91

181

T79

Hannah Russell (4)

89

94

183

 


Quinnipiac Women's Golf All-Time Lowest Tournament Scores

Name

Score

Tournament (Date)

Krissy Unger

163 (82-81)          
Tignanelli Towson Invitational (Sept. 9-10, 2012)

Jenn Whaley

164 (81-83)  Tignanelli Towson Invitational (Sept. 9-10, 2012)

Kayla Ketcheson

166 (81-85)
Hartford Women's Golf Invitational (Apr. 16-17, 2012)

Kayla Ketcheson

167 (88-79)
Brown Invitational (Apr. 8-9, 2012)

Kayla Ketcheson

167 (87-80)
ECAC Division I Women's Golf Championship (Oct. 2-3, 2011)               
Kayla Ketcheson

 

168 (88-80)
Rutger's Women's Golf Invitational (Oct. 14-15, 2011)

Bold - 2012-13 Season

   

Quinnipiac Women's Golf All-Time Lowest Single-Round Scores

Name

Score

Tournament (Date)

Kayla Ketcheson

79 (+7) Brown Invitational (Apr. 9, 2012

Kayla Ketcheson

80 (+8)  ECAC Division I Women's Golf Championship (Oct. 3, 2012)

Kayla Ketcheson

80 (+8) Rutger's Women's Golf Invitational (Oct. 15, 2012)

Kayla Ketcheson

80 (+8) NEC Women's Golf Championship (Apr. 29, 2012)

Kayla Ketcheson

81 (+9) Hartford Women's Golf Invitational (Apr. 16, 2012)

Jenn Whaley

81 (+9) Tignanelli Towson Invitational (Sept. 9, 2012)

Krissy Unger

81 (+9) Tignanelli Towson Invitational (Sept. 10, 2012)

Bold - 2012-13 Season