March 14, 2013

Women's Golf Opens Season at William and Mary's C&F Bank Invitational This Weekend

Season Opener
The Quinnipiac University women's golf team will open its 2013 spring season at William and Mary's C&F Bank Invitational at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. 

The C&F Bank Invitational
The 2013 C&F Bank Invitational will be played at the River Course at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. It is the same course that hosts the LPGA Kingsmill Championship each year, and was the host of the Michelob ULTRA Open (LPGA) and the Michelob Open (PGA) for a number of decades. Last year was the first time that Kingsmill had hosted the W&Mwomen's invitational after 23 years at Ford's Colony, and the first 54-hole event since 1992. 

The Tournament Field
This year's tournament includes 28 teams, including Boston College, Boston University, Columbia, Delaware, Fairfield, Gardner-Webb, Hartford, High Point, Hofstra, Lehigh, Longwood, Marshall, Monmouth, Mount St. Mary's, Navy, Penn, Quinnipiac, Randolph-Macon, Richmond, Sacred Heart, St. Francis (Pa.), St. John's, St. Leo, Towson, William and Mary, Winthrop, Wofford and Yale.

Multimedia
Bobcat fans can follow the women's golf team at the C&F Bank Invitational through live statsprovided by William and Mary's.  

The Bobcats At The C&F Bank Invitational
This is Quinnipiac's second trip back to the C&F Bank Invitational. Last season,Kayla Ketcheson (St. Andrews, Manitoba) finished at +38 for the tournament. The junior was +9 on the front nine at Kingsmill, before parring on six of her last nine holes of the tournament – her best nine-hole stretch of the tournament.

The Captain
Ketcheson was named the Bobcats' captain entering her senior year. Ketcheson has been the Bobcats' top golfer throughout her career at Quinnipiac after transferring from Northwood University prior after her freshman year. Since joining the Bobcats, Ketcheson has posted nine of the Top 15 rounds in program history and was the first golfer in school history to post a sub-80 round. She also holds eight of the Top 15 36-hole tournament scores and the two lowest 54-hole tournament scores.

What's Up Next?
Following its trip to Williamburg, the Bobcats will compete in Monmouth's Hawk Invitational at Jumping Brook Country Club in Tinton Falls, N.J. In 2012, the Bobcats finished 7th out of a nine-team field, ahead of St. Francis Brooklyn and Holy Cross. Following its tournament in Tinton Falls, the Bobcats will play in the Roar-EE Invitational hosted by Columbia at Spook Rock Golf Course in Suffern, N.Y. on Apr. 12 followed by the Brown Invitational on Apr. 14-15 at the Rhode Island Country Club in Barrington, R.I. Apr. 26-28 will feature the Northeast Conference Tournament at LPGA Int'l Legends Golf Course in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Quinnipiac Picked To Finish 8th In Northeast Conference Preseason Coaches Poll
The Quinnipiac women's golf team was picked to finish 8th in the 2013 NEC Preaseason Coaches Poll. The Bobcats finished 9th in last year's NEC Championship, earning head coach John O'Connor Co-Coach of the Year honors.  

Fall Season Re-cap

  • Quinnipiac freshman Krissy Unger (New York, N.Y.) became the first medalist in program history at the Quinnipiac Classic on Oct. 22-23. Unger's top individual score guided the Bobcats as head coach John O'Connor also picked up his first tournament win. 
  • Unger posted a team-best 80.54 tournament-average in the Bobcat's seven fall tournaments, while Jennifer Whaley (Avon, Conn.) was second at 82.38. Ketcheson kept pace at 83.80.
  • Whaley's 76 in the second round of the Dartmouth Invitational broke Ketcheson's career mark and stands as the program's single-round record.
  • Whaley and Unger tied for the team lead with 12 birdies apiece, while Whaley also has the lone eagle in program history.
  • Ketcheson's team-best .779 fairways-hit percentage ranks 173rd out of 749 NCAA Division I women's golfers.
  • Ketcheson also ranks 65th out of 495 golfers in sand saves at 46.2%.
  • Jennifer Forlenza is the Bobcats' all-time leader in rounds played in a season with 23.0 in 2011-12. Ketcheson is close behind at 22.0.
  • Whaley's 154 (+12) at the Dartmouth Invitational broke the Quinnipiac program record for lowest 36-hole total.
  • Unger owns six of the top eight 36-hole scores all-time.
  • Ketcheson's 244 (+28) at the 2012 NEC Championship and her 251 (+38) are two lowest 54-hole scores in program history.
  • Through 2012, Quinnipiac's lowest 36-hole total was 692 (+116) at the NEC Championship. Six of Quinnipiac's seven tournament scores from the fall were better than that score, led by a 657 (+89) at the Dartmouth Invitational.