The Quinnipiac University women's golf team will host the Quinnipiac Classic on Monday, Oct. 22 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. and Tuesday, Oct. 23 at The Farms Country Club in Wallingford, Conn.
Quinnipiac will host Fairfield, Wagner, St. Francis (N.Y.), Delaware State and Merrimack for the Invitational on Monday and Tuesday.
Live scoring for the event will be available via golfstat.com. Bobcat fans can access live updates by clicking on the links at the top of the page and the women's golf schedule at www.QuinnipiacBobcats.com.
TPC River Highlands
TPC River Highlands' par-70, 6,841-yard course was completely redesigned by the legendary Pete Dye in 1982. The golf course underwent a second renovation in 1989 by noted golf course architect Bobby Weed and PGA TOUR Design Services, Inc., with PGA TOUR players Howard Twitty and Roger Maltbie serving as consultants. TPC River Highlands was named by Golf Digest "One of the Top 10 Golf Courses in the State" and the "Best Private Course in the State" by Connecticut Golfer Online for six consecutive years. More recently in 2012, TPC River Highlands was ranked No. 25 by PGA TOUR pros in Golf World's PGA TOUR Course Rankings. TPC River Highlands' award-winning golf course boasts a tough finishing stretch from holes 15-18. The 15, 16 and 17th holes all play around a four-acre lake. Stewart Cink, who won the 2008 Travelers Championship, called the final four holes, "four of the most exciting finishing holes in a group anywhere in the world."
The Farms Country Club
The Farms Country Club, established in 1960, is the essence of what a country club should be: a fun, friendly, comfortable golf, tennis and pool facility where everyone feels special. The Farms' 18-hole course designed by Geoffrey Cornish, challenges players of every level. The Farms Country Club offers a full calendar of events, both on and off the course, creating an atmosphere in which to meet and socialize with fellow club members and their families.
Last Time Out
Last weekend, Quinnipiac finished second at the Delaware State Invitational and third at the St. Francis (N.Y.) tournament. The Bobcats stood in third place after the first day of the DSU Invitational on Saturday before winning the second round en route to a second place finish. Freshman Krissy Unger (New York, N.Y.) finished second among the 22 individual golfers.
Re-writing The Record BooksThrough the first month and a half of the 2012-13 season, head coach John O'Connor's Bobcats have posted the top nine single-round team scores in program history. Additionally, the Bobcats' 36-hole scores through each of its five tournaments this season stack up as the five best tournament scores in Bobcat history.
Ketch Me If You Can
Senior Kayla Ketcheson (St. Andrews, Manitoba) has posted an average score of 84.13 through five tournaments, good for third on the Bobcats' roster.
Ketcheson Sets Single-Round RecordKetcheson broke the program's individual single-round record with a 78 on the first day of the Dartmouth Invitational, a score that now ranks fifth all-time at Quinnipiac.
The Veteran Leader
For her career, Ketcheson carries an all-time best program average score of 84.57.
Wha(ley)-Ing InFreshman Jenn Whaley (Farmington, Conn.) has attacked the Bobcats record books, setting freshman and all-time records. Whaley carries a team-best 80.90 average score and has been the Bobcats' top finisher at two of Quinnipiac's five tournaments.
Big Finish At DartmouthWhaley finished just after Ketcheson at the Dartmouth Invitational, breaking her single-round record with a 76 on the second day.
Whaley's combined total at the Dartmouth Invitational gave her the lowest 36-hole score (154) in program history. She also owns the second best 36-hold score after carding a two-day 159 at the ECAC Championship.
Freshman Krissy Unger (New York, N.Y.) shot a career-best 161 at the Delaware State Invitational to finish at +17, good for second among a field of 22 competitors. Unger's second place finish is the highest a Quinnipiac golfer has finished in program history.
Unger has compiled five of the top seven 36-hole scores in program history. Unger's 81.10 average score is good for second on the Bobcats' roster.
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