Women's Golf Plays In Roar-EE Invitational On April 13-14; Hartford Invitational on April 16-17

Quinnipiac Bobcats at Roar-EE Invitational
hosted by Columbia University
Spook Rock Golf Course - Suffern, N.Y.
April 13-14

Hartford Invitational
hosted by University of Hartford
Rocklege Golf Course - Harford, Conn.
April 16-17

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The Quinnipiac women's golf team has a busy weekend ahead as they play in two tournaments over the next five days from April 13-17. Quinnipiac will travel to Suffern, N.Y. to compete in the Roar-EE Invitational hosted by Columbia University at Spook Rock Golf Course on April 13-14. They will then play in the Hartford Invitational, hosted by the University of Hartford on April 16-17 at Rockledge Golf Course.

About The Roar-EE Invitational
The 6th Annual Roar-EE Invitational will be played on April 13-14 at Spook Rock Golf Course in Suffern, N.Y.  The 36 hole, par-72 course is 6,008 yards. Other teams competing in the event include: Albany, Boston University, Columbia, Dartmouth, Fairleigh Dickinson, Harvard, Hofstra, Lehigh, LIU, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. John's, and Wagner.
Last Time At The Roar-EE Invitational
At last season's Roar-EE Invitational, Brianna Tansey shot a 46 through nine holes on a rain-shortened second day of Columbia University's Roar-EE Invitational at Spook Rock Golf Course in Suffern, N.Y. Quinnipiac finished 13th out of the 13 teams at the event. Tansey's two-day total of 140 (94-46) put in 61st place. Amanda Nagel shot a team-best 43 on the second day, but a first-day 104 put her at 147 for the tournament, tied with teammate Jennifer Forlenza, also with a 147 (93-54). Forlenza's 93 on Friday was a team-best for the first day of the tournament.

About The Hartford Invitational
Quinnipiac will compete in the Hartford Invitational for the first time in 2012. Rockledge Golf Course is located in West Hartford, Conn.

Record Breaking Performance, Part I
At last week's Brown Invitational, junior Kayla Ketcheson shot a 79 on the second day of the tournament to become the first golfer in Quinnipiac women's golf history to break 80. Ketcheson held the Bobcats' previous all-time best mark with an 80 at the Rutger's Invitational on Oct. 12, 2011.


Record Breaking Performance, Part II
Ketcheson's two-day total of 167 at the Brown Invitational also tied the Quinnipiac tournament record, which she also set at the ECAC Championships on Oct. 3-4, 2011.

The Bobcats Are Starting To Figure It Out
At the Brown Invitational, Quinnipiac improved by 27 strokes on the second day of the tournament - the best round-to-round improvement in the program's two-year history.  It also marked the first time that each golfer in the Bobcats' line-up improved on their previous day's score.

You Have To Walk Before You Can Run
In the most recent NCAA Division I Women's Golf Relative Ranking - compiled by GOLFSTAT.com as a mean's of comparing all 254 DI women's golf programs - Quinnipiac jumped four spots from 251 to 247 after last week's Brown Invitational.


The Coach
John O'Connor was named as the first head coach of the Quinnipiac women's golf program, one of two sports added for the 2010-11 season, along with women's rugby. O'Connor previously coached the men's golf team for three years.

The Captain
Senior Amanda Nagel will serve as the team's captain in her second season with the women's golf program. Nagel previously played for the women's ice hockey team, after transferring to Quinnipiac from Sacred Heart University. Last season, Nagel consistently finished in the top three of all Quinnipiac golfers at each of the Bobcats' tournaments. Nagel finished as Quinnipiac's top scorer at the Brown Invitational, the Columbia University Roar-EE Invitational , the Monmouth Invitational and the Hofstra Invitational.
Contact: Ken Sweeten (kfsweeten@quinnipiac.edu