September 9, 2013

Freshman Nicole Scola Ties Program Record At Tignanelli Towson Invitational

PHOENIX, Md. – Quinnipiac freshman Nicole Scola (Westerly, R.I.) finished tied for eighth place at the Tignanelli Towson Invitational  at Towson Golf and Country Club in Phoenix, Md. The Bobcats finished 11th out of 14 teams in the event, ahead of Hofstra, Delaware State and Hampton University.

"Nicole Scola played an impeccable round after shooting four-over-par on her first nine to shoot one-under-par for a total of 75," head coach John O'Connor said. "For a first time collegiate golfer, I was very impressed with her comfort and composure. Nicole should have a great career at Quinnipiac."   

1 Delaware 308 (+20) 306 (+18) 614 (+38)
2 St. John's 312 (+24) 310 (+22) 622 (+46)
3 Bethune-Cookman 314 (+26) 311 (+23) 625 (+49)
T4 Saint Francis (Pa.) 318 (+30) 320 (+32) 638 (+62)

Long Island-Brooklyn 315 (+28) 322 (+34) 638 (+62)
6 Towson 322 (+34) 319 (+31) 641 (+65)
7 Hartford 331 (+43) 318 (+30) 649 (+73)
8 Central Connecticut State 319 (+31) 339 (+51) 658 (+82)
T9 Fairleigh Dickinson 338 (+50) 321 (+32) 659 (+83)
  Fairfield 330 (+42) 329 (+41) 659 (+83)
11 Quinnipiac 338 (+50) 328 (+40) 666 (+90)
12 Hofstra 333 (+43) 337 (+47) 670 (+94)
13 Delaware State 342 (+54) 331 (+41) 673 (+97)
14 Hampton 368 (+80) 391 (+103) 759 (+183)

Scola recorded a 75 (+3) on the second day of her first career tournament for the second best one-round finish in program history. Combined with her 79 (+6) on Sunday, Sept. 8, her 154 (+10) ties the program record for a two-day tournament. Scola started the day tied for 19th but moved up 11 spots after shooting a 35 (-1) on the front nine – which featured a birdie and eight pars. She would scatter four bogeys on the final nine holes to finish +3 for the day. Scola also shot par on 24 of the 36 holes she played over the two-day tournament, the the third highest in the field of over 70 golfers. 

Jennifer Forlenza (Wayne, N.J.) saw a drastic improvement on her second day, improving by nine strokes from Sunday's total. Forlenza rebounded from a 93 on Sunday to turn in an 84 on the second day. The 84 was also Forlenza's best round of her career, while her 177 was the best two-day total while at Quinnipiac.

"I am also pleased with Jen Forlenza's play today, as she posted a personal best. Taylor Lambrou improved by four shots over yesterdays score."

Jenn Whaley (Farmington, Conn.) was Quinnipiac's second-highest finisher with a two-day total of 169 (83-86) for a tie of 50th. Taylor Lambrou (Baldwin, N.Y.) shaved four strokes off her first-day total to card an 83 for the day.Angelica Muscatelli (North Providence, R.I.) finished in 68th place with a 179 (89-90).

"We will be working hard at our putting and short game this week before leaving on Friday for Dartmouth," O'Connor added.

The Bobcats return to action when they travels to Hanover, N.H. to compete in the Dartmouth Invatitional on Sept. 14-15.