The Quinnipaic University women's golf team will head to Daytona Beach, Fla. to compete in the 2013 Northeast Conference Championship at LPGA International on Apr. 26-28.
About The NEC Women's Golf Championship
The conference championship is a three-day, 54-hole event. Team scores are calculated by adding the team's four lowest scores from each day. The top-10 finishers are named to the all-tournament team.
About LPGA International
Since 1994, the LPGA International has been the home course of the LPGA Tour. Conveniently located near I-95 in Daytona Beach, Florida, it gained its notoriety as the host of numerous LPGA Tour Championships and is now the host of the final state of the LPGA Tour Qualifying School.
Bobcat fans can follow the women's golf team at the NEC Championship by following live updates on Twitter (@NECWGolf) or by clicking the "Live Stats" link on the schedule. Fans are also encouraged to visit the Offical NEC Championship Website for daily updates.
All-Time At The NEC Championships
Last season, the Bobcats finished in 9th place out of 11 teams at the Northeast Conference Championship at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Bobcats shot a combined 347 for the day and 1039 (344-348-347) for the three-day event, finishing ahead of Mount St.Mary's and St. Francis (N.Y.). Kayla Ketcheson (St. Andrews, Manitoba) led the Bobcats for the third straight day, carding a team, tournament-best 80 on the final day of the conference championship. Ketcheson finished the tournament at 244 (+28) and tied for 23rd overall.Ketcheson shot identical 40's on the front and back nine to shave two strokes after back-to-back 82's on Friday and Saturday, respectively. For his efforts, head coach John O'Connor was named the NEC Coach of the Year.
The Big Three
Quinnipiac senior captain is currently second the roster with a 83.88 average in 17 rounds in 2012-13. The second-year Bobcat, competing in her final event, owns two of the top five lowest rounds this season with 78's at the Dartmouth Invitational and the C&F Bank Invitational. Ketcheson is also third on the team with 13 birdies and leads the team in fairways hit percentage (.788). Nationally, she also ranks 125th out of 629 golfers in the category. For her career, Ketcheson has posted a 84.26 average round in 20 career tournaments and has a program-record 18 birdies. Ketcheson also owns four of the top 15 lowest tournament scores in program history as well as the two best 54-hole finishes. Included is a +28 at the 2012 NEC Championship, which is the top score at the conference tournament in program history.
Bobcat freshman Krissy Unger has made an immediate impact on the Quinnipiac women's golf program since arriving in 2012. This season, Unger is shooting a team-best 82.25 average round score, which is also a single-season program record, and also has the second-lowest round this season, a 77 at the Rutgers Invitational and a 77 in the second round of the Quinnipiac Invitational. In that tournament, Unger captured the first medalist honor in program history while helping the Bobcats to their first tournament win in program history. Unger leads the team in first round average (82.18), last round average (82.91), Par 3 scoring (3.42), Par 4 scoring (4.69), birdies (15), pars per round (8.45) and fewest bogeys per round (6.65). For her career, Unger owns seven of the top 15 lowest rounds and tournament scores.
Jennifer Whaley checks in with a 84.60 scoring average, good for third in the Bobcats' line-up. Whaley's 76 in the second round of the Dartmouth Invitational was a Quinnipiac single-season record and the top round this season. Whaley is second in par 4 scoring (4.73), third in par 3 (3.82) and par 5 scoring (5.56) as well as birdies (14), bogeys per round (7.15).