Bobcats Finish 15th At Rutgers Women's Golf Invitational

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – The Quinnipiac women's golf team finished tied for 15th out of 20 teams at the 2013 Rutgers Women's Golf Invitational at the Rutgers University Golf Course in Piscataway, N.J. Four of the five Bobcats improved on their first-round score while the fifth was two strokes off Monday's pace.

Place Team 1st Rd. 2nd Rd. Total
1 Delaware 302 301 603
2 Seton Hall 302 306 608
3 St. John's 311 306 617
4 LIU Brooklyn 314 304 618
5 Fairleigh Dickinson 311 314 625
6 Georgetown 315 311 626
7 Lehigh 322 308 630
T8 Rutgers 326 309 635
  Albany 326 309 635
10 Bucknell 309 329 638
11 Hartford 326 316 642
12 Wagner 329 317 646
13 Fairfield 334 316 650
14 Central Connecticut 334 323 657
T15 Quinnipiac 336 326 662
  Sacred Heart 335 327 662
17 Monmouth 335 329 664
18 Hofstra 336 329 665
19 St. Francis (N.Y.) 347 337 684
20 Navy 364 355 719

Alexa Gentile (Avon, Conn.) showed the largest improvement, trimming her first-day score by eight strokes. Gentile carded a 91 on Monday and turned in an 83 on Tuesday to finish with a two-day total of 174. Jenn Forlenza (Wayne, N.J.) cut five strokes off her score from the day before to finish with an 86 for the round and 177 for the tournament.

"I'm very pleased with Alexa Gentile's round today," head coach John O'Connor said. "It's a sign that she can compete at this level. She's shown a lot of improvement over the last couple of weeks."

Nicole Scola (Westerly, R.I.) shot a team-best 78 to finish with a 159 for a tie of 34th place as the Bobcats' top finisher. To date, nine of Scola's 11 career 18-hole rounds have been sub-80 scores. Jenn Whaley (Farmington, Conn.) shot an 81 on Tuesday to finish at 163 for a tie of 57th place while Emilly Ribbins (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) turned in an 84 for a two-day 166.

"We're struggling as a team, just a little bit," O'Connor said. "We're hoping to have it resolved as we prepare for our own tournament next week."

Quinnipiac will host the third annual Quinnipiac Classic on Oct. 21-22 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. Live scoring will be available for the tournament at the Official Website of Quinnipiac Athletics, www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com