September 20, 2020

Cayman Islands young female golfer shoots a season-best 80 at Rutgers Invitational


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QU Women’s Golf Completes First Day of Rutgers Invitational In 14th Place

SOMMERSET, New Jersey – The Quinnipiac University women’s golf team completed the first day of the Rutgers Invitational in 14th place out of 17 teams. The Bobcats’ combined for a 327 – the total of their top four individual scores – for the ninth best 18-hole tally in program  history, while its +43 against-par score ranks 15th all-time at Quinnipiac.

Finish Name 1st Round Total
T28 Emily Ribbins 80 80
T46 Nicole Scola 82 82
T46 Alexa Gentile 82 82
T54 Jennifer Whaley 83 83
T80 Estefania Morales 88 88

Emily Ribbins (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) shot a season-best 80 through the first round at the Rutgers Invitational. Ribbins carded an 81 on three other occasions this fall, while her Friday total was two strokes off her career-best 78 at last season’s Brown Bear Invitational. Ribbins is currently tied for 28th place at +9.

Nicole Scola (Westerly, Rhode Island) and Alexa Gentile (Avon, Connecticut) both finished tied for 46th place at +11 (82) through the tournament’s first 18 holes. For Gentile, it is her second-best round of the season and her lowest score since a career-best 80 on the second day of the Dartmouth Invitational on Sept. 14. In addition, her 82 is 4.50 strokes below her season average and 7.27 strokes below her career average. For Scola, it is just her third round of the fall – out of 10 qualifying scores – in which she shot above 80. She was also one of 20 golfers, in a field of 90, to record multiple birdies (2) on the tournament’s first day.

Making her season debut, junior captain Jenn Whaley (Farmington, Connecticut) shot an 83 (+12) for the day, putting her in a tie for 54th place. Whaley had missed Quinnipiac’s first four tournaments of the fall due to illness, but responded with her best round since last year’s Roar-EE Invitational when she shot a 78 (+6) on the second day. Friday’s round is also Whaley’s 46th career counting scoring, which trails Jenn Forlenza’s all-time record of 48.

Finish School 1st Rd. Total
1. Rutgers 300 +16
2. Saint Francis (Pa) 306 +22
3. LIU-Brooklyn 307 +23
4. Central Connecticut 318 +34
5. Albany 320 +36
T6. Dartmouth 321 +37
T6. Pennsylvania 321 +37
T6. Lehigh 321 +37
T9. Hofstra 322 +38
T9. Fairleigh Dickinson 322 +38
T9. Monmouth 322 +38
T9. Wagner 322 +38
T9. St. John’s 322 +38
14. Quinnipiac 327 +43
15. Sacred Heart 330 +46
16. Fairfield 336 +52
17. St. Francis (N.Y.) 351 +67

Rutgers led the tournament after the first day, followed by Saint Francis (Pa.), LIU Brooklyn, Central Connecticut State and Albany to round-out the top five. Dartmouth, Penn and Lehigh all tied for sixth, while Hofstra, Fairleigh Dickinson, Wagner, St. John’s and Monmouth were all tied for ninth. Quinnipiac checked-in next, ahead of Sacred Heart, Fairfield and St. Francis (N.Y.).

Quinnipiac will complete Rutgers two-day tournament on Saturday, Oct. 11. The Bobcats return home next weekend to host the Quinnipiac Classic on Oct. 20-21.

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