QU Women's Golf's Jenn Whaley Finishes Roar-EE Invitational In 10th Place; Bobcats Finish 5th

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac University junior captain Jenn Whaley (Farmington, Conn.) finished the final round of the 36-hole Roar-EE Invitational tied for 10th place out of 23 golfers. The Bobcats finished 5th out of five teams at Columbia University's annual tournament, hosted this year at the Knickerbocker Golf Course in Tenafly, N.J.

"The Knickerbocker Golf Course is beautiful, the weather is great and the greens are playing fast," head coach John O'Connor said. "Jenn Whaley played a great first round and the team is in the hunt. I expect we'll finish strong in this five-team tournament."

Roar-EE Invitational - Knickerbocker Golf Course (Apr. 18, 2014
Place School First Rd. Second Rd.  Final
1 Columbia 302 308 610
2 Pennsylvania 309 305 614
3 Columbia(B) 326 328 654
4 Hartford 338 331 669
5 Quinnnipiac 350 338 688

Whaley wrapped the first round with a +9, 81 before shooting a 78 on the final 18 holes. Her 159 for the 36 hole tournament was her second best personal school in her two seasons at Quinnipiac, while it also ranks as the 10th best score in program history.

Freshman Emily Ribbins (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) shot an 87 (+15) on the first round before following with a 82 (+10) on the final 18 holes to finish at 169 (+25) for a tie of 17th place. 

Alexa Gentile (Avon, Conn.) followed a first-round 94 with an 87 on the final 18 rounds for a 181 to finish in 20th place. Jennifer Forlenza (Wayne, N.J.) shot a 183 (89-94) for her best score in three tournaments while Taylor Lambrou (Baldwin, N.Y.) shot a 184 (93-91) for the tournament.

Place   First Rd. Second Rd. Total
T10 Jenn Whaley 81 78 159
T17 Emily Ribbins 87 82 169
20 Alexa Gentile 94 87 181
T21 Jennifer Forlenza 89 84 183
23 Taylor Lambrou 93 91 184

Quinnipiac will prepare for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Championship on Apr. 25-27 at Palms Disney Golf Course in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.