April 14, 2014

QU Women's Golf Finishes 7th out of 13 At Brown Bear Invitational; Scola Finishes Tied For 13th out of 72

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Quinnipiac University women's golf team finished in seventh place out of 13 teams at the 2014 Brown Bear Invitational  at Metacomet Golf Course in Providence, R.I. Quinnipiac freshman Nicole Scola (Westerly, R.I.) was the Bobcats' top finisher, completing the two-day event tied for 13th place at 163 (77-86).
Brown Bear Invitational  -Apr. 13-14    
1 Harvard 310 318 628
2 Boston University 321 327 648
3 Fairleigh Dickinson 319 339 658
4 Brown 324 335 659
5 LIU Brooklyn 323 343 666
6 Dartmouth 339 338 677
7 Quinnipiac 327 352 679
8 Siena 342 340 682
9 Central Connecticut 340 352 692
10 Albany 347 350 697
11 Hartford 346 358 704
12 Wagner 356 360 716
13 Holy Cross 407 404 811

"I'm very happy with placing today, it was very difficult with 35 mile-per-hour wind – it was the windiest day I've ever seen golf played in," head coach John O'Connor. "Wind and a very difficult course produced a tough challenge. It created for tough putting and very difficult situations, but the team handled it well.

Quinnipiac placed three players in the top 27 out of the 72 student-athletes in the field, headling by Scola's 13th place finish. Jenn Whaley (Farmington, Conn.) improved on her first day score (87) by six strokes on Monday, carding an 81 for a two-day total of 168, good for a tie of 22nd place. Freshman Emily Ribbins (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) shot a 91 on Monday, combined with her 78 from the first day of the tournament gave her a 169 for a tie of 27th place.

"Beating Siena – which is the best team in the MAAC – as well as Hartford and Albany is a very encouraging sign," O'Connor said. "I'm very proud of the team, and I hope to build on it as we prepare for the conference tournament."

Harvard won the event with a combined 628, followed by Boston University at 648, Fairleigh Dickinson at 658 and Brown (659), LIU Brooklyn (666) and Dartmouth (677) slotting in in-front of the Bobcats at 679. The Bobcats finished three strokes better than Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rivals Siena (682) , Albany (697) and Hartford (704).

  

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Quinnipiac is back in action on Friday, Apr. 18 when it travels to Tenafly, N.J. to compete in the one-day, 36-hole Columbia Invitational at the Knickerbocker Country Club.