April 26, 2014

QU Women's Golf Tied For 3rd After MAAC Championship's Second Round

Quinnipiac women's golf senior captain Jennifer Forlenza (Wayne, N.J.) improved by seven strokes and freshman Emily Ribbins (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) turned in the Bobcats' top score on the second of the MAAC Championship at Disney's Palm Golf Course in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Bobcats improved on their first round score, but slid a spot into a tie for third place. 

"We dropped a couple of strokes, but the story is Jennifer Forlenza with an 84 after shooting a 91 yesterday," head coach John O'Connor said. "Emily Ribbins shot an 81 after her 88 yesterday. We had a couple of bad breaks, with a couple of bad bounces. On this course, if you don't hit your ball at the right speed and the right location you can easily get into a lot of trouble. We're striking the ball well. I'm very please, we're going to hang in there and try to move up tomorrow."

Place School Scoring 1st Round 2nd Round Total
1 Siena College +66 319 323 642
2 Fairfield University +97 342 331 673
T3 Quinnipiac +99 340 335 675
T3 Albany, University at +99 343 332 675
5 Monmouth +102 342 336 678
T6 Niagara University +113 341 348 689
T6 Hartford, U. of +113 350 339 689

Siena currently leads the field at 642 (319-323, +66), followed by Fairfield at 673 (342-331, +97). Quinnipiac followed at 675 (340-335, +99) tied with Albany (343-332, +99). Monmouth (678:342-336, +102), Niagara (689:341-348, +113) and Hartford (689:350-339, +113) filled out the field. 

Place Player Scoring 1st Round   Total
T7th Nicole Scola +21 82 83 165
T14th Emily Ribbins +25 88 81 169
16 Taylor Lambrou +26 83 87 170
T22nd Jenn Whaley +30 87 87 174
T24th Jennifer Forlenza +31 91 84 175

Ribbins started the day tied for 20th place but, after shaving seven strokes off of her first-day score, she moved up into a tie for 14th place. Ribbins shot an 88 (+16) on Friday but bounced back with an 81 (+9) for the second round of the three-day tournament. 

Forlenza also improved on her first-day score to move into the top 25 of the 35-golfer tournemant. Forlenza shot a 91 (+19) on Friday, but managed an 84 (+12) on the second day. Forlenza is currently tied for 24th overall with a 175). 

Freshman Nicole Scola (Westerly, R.I.) moved into a tie for 7th place after shooting an 83 (+11) on the second day. Scola turned in an 82 (+10) on Friday to combine for a team-best 165. Taylor Lambrou (Baldwin, N.Y.) followed a career-best 83 (+11) on Friday with an 87 (+15) for the second round as she moved to 16th place. Jenn Whaley (Farmington, Conn.) matched her first-day total with an identical 87 (+14) and sits in a tie for 22nd place. 

Quinnipiac will compete in the final day of the three-round tournamnet on Sunday, Apr. 26.