September 21, 2013

Women's Golf Finishes Second Round At Yale Women's Golf Intercollegiate

Quinnipiac women's golf freshman Nicole Scola (Westerly, R.I.) shot a 73 on the second round of the Yale Women's Golf Intercollegiate to lead the Bobcats on the second day of the three-day tournament. Quinnipiac slipped to 16th place out of the 17-team field. 

Scola followed her 76 from Friday, Sept. 20 with a 73 on the second day of the tournament. Through three tournaments, she now owns four of the top six, 18-hole rounds in the program's history. It is also her second-best 36-hold total (149) of her young career, following her 147 at the Dartmouth Women's Invitational. She currently sits in 16th place out of 91 golfers.

   Team  Rd 1 Score Rd 2 Score Total  
1 Yale  292 292 584 +16
2 Xavier 297 286 589 +21
T3  Pennsylvania  304 293 597 +29
T3  Boston University 297 300 597 +29
5 Seton Hall 311 290 601 +33
6 Long Island 309 296 605 +37
7 Charleston Southern  303 305 608 +40
8 Rutgers 308 302 610 +42
9 Longwood 305 311 616 +48
10 Dartmouth 317 302 619 +51
11 Lehigh 323 309 632 +64
12 Bucknell 316 317 633 +65
13 IUPUI 327 311 638 +70
14 Yale University (B)  328 315 643 +75
15 Central Conn. St.  331 319 650 +82
16 QUINNIPIAC 329 322 651 +83
17 Sacred Heart Univ.  333 327 660 +92

"Obviously, I'm very pleased with Nicole Scola's concentration and perseverance," head coach John O'Connor said. "She really played a complete round today, with a minor stumble on the last hole. All-in-all it was a near-perfect round. When she hits a less-than-perfect-shot, she's able to make it up on her next shot. She's a true competitor and a pleasure to have on the team."

Scola is on-pace to break the Quinnipic record for a 54-hole tournament, set by Kayla Ketcheson and Krissy Unger, who both carded a 242 at last season's three-day Northeast Conference Championship. 

"Jenn Whaley also played well today," O'Connor said. "Emily Ribbins is turning out to be a top-quality golfer that with some more tournament experience should be a force in the MAAC. Jenn Forlenza shot another 84 - which is unbelievable. This is the toughest course we'll see, and she did it in tough conditions in that it was windy today and the course is extremely dry and fast."

Jenn Forlenza (Wayne, N.J.) bounced back from a 90 on Friday to skim six strokes off her score to finish at 84 for Saturday's round. Sophomore captain Jenn Whaley (Farmington, Conn.) matched Friday's output with an identical 82 on Saturday. Freshman Emily Ribbins (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) finished with an 83, two strokes higher than her first-day total while Angelica Muscatelli (No. Providence, R.I.) shot a 94. 

Quinnipiac will finish up at the Yale Women's Golf Intercollegiate at The Course at Yale on Sunday, Sept. 22.