Nicole Scola and Emily Ribbins Lead Bobcats After First Round Of 2013 Quinnipiac Women's Golf Classic

• Photos of QU Classic

CROMWELL, Conn.- Quinnipiac freshmen Nicole Scola (Westerly, R.I.) and Emily Ribbins (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) both landed in the top five after the first day of the 2013 Quinnipiac Women's Golf Classic at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. As a team, Quinnipiac combined for a 340, good for second place out of six teams and trailing first-place Appalachian State (332) by eight strokes.

Course:TPC River Highlands: 18-Hole Championship      Par 70 - 5944 Yards
team scoring rounds total 
to par thru today 1
  Appalachian State
+52 F   +52 332 332
+60 F   +60 340 340
  Fairfield University
+62 F   +62 342 342
  Hartford, U. of
+68 F   +68 348 348
  St. Francis Coll-NY
+68 F   +68 348 348
  Delaware State
+75 F   +75 355 355

Scola shot a 79 (+9) on the first day of the Bobcats' home event, good for second place amongst the field of 34 golfers, while Ribbin shot an 82 for a tie of fourth. Scola's tally fell a stroke behind Appalachian State's Haley Zagoria (78) who led the tournament after the first day.

Scola continued the impressive start to her college career with bogeys on four of her first nine holes, parring the last three on the front nine. Scola then recorded the second eagle in program history, and the only one of the first round, to finish the back nine at par. She headed into the clubhouse at +9 for the day and two strokes ahead of third-place Nicole Liuzzi from St. Francis Brooklyn.

Ribbins finished the event tied for fourth place with Appalachian State's Hannah Carver and Delaware State's Elaine Aisha Peete with a +12, 82. Ribbins was +7 through the first nine holes, mostly due to a double-bogey on the sixth hole, but was able to rebound down the stretch, parring six her last nine holes. 

Jenn Whaley (Farmington, Conn.) finished the first day at +17 for a tie of 11th place while Alexa Gentile (No. Providence, R.I.) and Jenn Forlenza (Wayne, N.J.) shot 92 and 95, respectively.

Quinnipiac returns to action on Tuesday, Oct. 22 with the final round of its two-day tournament at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn.