April 9, 2012

Kayla Ketcheson's Second-Round 79 At Brown Invitational Breaks Quinnipiac Women's Golf Single-Round Record

BARRINGTON, R.I. – On a day that saw the Quinnipiac women's golf team shed 27 strokes from its first day at the Brown University Invitational at Rhode Island Country Club, junior Kayla Ketcheson (St. Andrews, Manitoba) broke the program's single-round record with a 79 to propel herself into a tie for 30th place.

"We had a great round of golf today," head coach John O'Connor said. "We played amazing, and improved by 27 strokes. The weather was more severe than it was yesterday, which didn't make an already difficult course any easier."

Ketcheson held the Bobcats' previous all-time best mark with an 80 at the Rutger's Invitational on Oct. 12, 2011. Her two-day total of 167 also ties the Quinnipiac tournament record, which she also set at the ECAC Championships on Oct. 3-4, 2011. All four of Quinnipiac's golfers improved on their scores from the first day of the event as the Bobcats showed the most improvement from the first day of competition.

Amanda Nagel (Greenwood, Minn.) finished the second day with a 90, to combine with her 91 from the first round for a 181 for 46th place. Jennifer Forlenza (Wayne, N.J.) shot 10-strokes better than her first day total, carding a 91 to follow her 101 in the opening round. Senior Nicole Ferretti (Rumson, N.J.) shot a 93 on the second day, clipping seven strokes from her first day total.

Finish Name Day 1 Tota      l Day 2 Tota   l Tournament Total
T30 Kayla Ketcheson         88 79* 167^
46 Amanda Nagel 91 90 181
T53 Jennifer Forlenza 101 91 192
55 Nicole Ferretti 100 93

193

* - QU Single Round Record ^- QU Tournament Record    

 

St. John's won the event, with a two-day total of 629 (304-325), followed by Brown at 634 (314-320) and Penn at 637 (320-317). Yale was fourth at 642 (329-313), followed by Dartmouth (654; 326-328), Fairleigh Dickinson (661; 333-328), Siena (661; 337-324) and Boston University (697; 348-349).

Place Team Day 1 Total Day 2 Total Tournament Total
1 St. John's 304 325 629
2 Brown 314 320 634
3 Penn 320 317 637
4 Yale 329 313 642
5 Dartmouth 326 328 654
T6 Fairleigh Dickinson         333 328 661
  Siena 337 324 661
8 Boston University 348 349 697
9 Quinnipiac 380 353 733