April 28, 2012

Women's Golf Leads Mount St. Mary's and St. Francis (Pa.) At NEC Championship

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Quinnipiac women's golf team continues to lead Mount St. Mary's and St. Francis (N.Y.) at the 2012 Northeast Conference Championship at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. The Bobcats remain in ninth place, out of 11 NEC teams, after two rounds.

"We had a pretty good day," head coach John O'Connor said. "We're all very excited and proud to be ahead of Mount St. Mary's and St. Francis. We're a team of walk-ons competing against established programs and holding our own, and I'm so proud of our athletes for competing"

Kayla Ketcheson (St. Andrews, Manitoba) led the Bobcats once-again, replicated her first day score with an 82 (+82). Ketcheson was solid on the front nine, paring seven of the nine holes with a double-bogey on the fifth hole and bogey on the eighth. The back nine proved more challenging for the junior as she shot a 43 (+7) down the stretch. Ketcheson sits tied for 27th out of 54 golfers at the event.

2012 Northeast Conference Championship, First Round
Quinnipiac Women's Golf Individual Results 

Place         Name      Round 1          Round 2       Final
T27 Kayla Ketcheson     82 82 164 (+20)
33 Hannah Russell 85 85 170 (+26)
T43 Jennifer Forlenza        88 99 187 (+43)
T42 Amanda Nagel 89 89 188 (+36)
T43 Nicole Ferretti 95 92 187 (+43)
 

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Fairleigh Dickinson remained in first at +36 (612), followed by Long Island at +45 (621), Sacred Heart at +51 (627), Monmouth at +55 (631) and Central Connecticut State at +67 (643). Saint Francis (Pa.) sat in sixth place at +72 (648), with Robert Morris at +77 (653) and Wagner at +80 (656) ahead of Quinnipiac at +116 (692). Mount St. Mary's finished the second day at +127 (703) while St. Francis (N.Y.) was 11th at +210 (786).

Hannah Russell's (Monson, Mass.) score card was nearly identical to the previous day's tally. Russell matched her 85 (+13) yesterday as she shot 43 on the front nine and 42 on the back nine for the second straight day. She remained in 33rd place. Amanda Nagel (Greenwood, Minn.) shot an 89 for the second straight day to remain tied for 42nd. Nicole Ferretti (Red Bank, N.J.) improved on her score by three strokes, carding a 92 for a tie for 49th place with teammate Jennifer Forlenza (Wayne, N.J.).

"The weather is beautiful. The course is beautiful," O'Connor said. "The athletes are out on the putting green while everyone else is back at the hotel. They're having a great time and I fully expect our scores to come down tomorrow."

Quinnipiac will play its final round of the season on the third day of the Northeast Conference Championship on Sunday, April 28.