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QU women’s golf competes at Wagner Invitational on Apr. 2-3

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Women’s Golf (NCAA DI Rank: 209* | 1st MAAC)
* – highest in program history
Tournament: Wagner Invitational (36 holes)
Golf Course: Quail Valley Golf Course
Location: Littleston, Pennsylvania
Date: Apr. 2-3, 2017

Quinnipiac University women’s golf will compete in the 2017 Wagner Invitational at Quail Valley Golf Course in Littleston, Pennsylvania on Sunday, Apr. 2 and Monday, Apr. 3. The two-day tournament is comprised of 36 holes, with 18 holes played per round.

WHERE THEY RANK

  • Quinnipiac currently sits in its highest ranking – 209th out of 252 NCAA Division I teams – in program history.
  • The Bobcats are also currently the highest-ranked Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) team.

THEIR LAST TIME OUT

  • Quinnipiac women’s golf finished eighth out of 17 teams at the Low Country Intercollegiate hosted by Wofford College at Moss Creek Golf Course on Mar. 19, 2017.
  • Sophomore stand-out Luciana Tobia-Palza (La Paz, ) finished fifth out of 93 golfers with a 157 (+13).
  • The Bobcats shot a combined 332 on Sunday to go with Saturday’s 320 for a two-day total of 652. High Point won the event, followed by Gardner-Webb, , USC Upstate, Bethune Cookman and Wofford and Dalton State tied for sixth ahead of Quinnipiac. The Bobcats finished in front of , Bucknell, Navy, Presbyterian College, UNC Asheville, SCAD, USCB, Longwood and The Citadel.

LUCIANA TOBIA-PALZA NAMED MAAC GOLFER OF THE WEEK

  • Quinnipiac women’s golf sophomore stand-out Luciana Tobia-Palza (La Paz, Bolivia) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Golfer of the Week, as announced by the conference on Mar. 22, 2017.

TOP OF HER GAME

  • Tobia-Palza, the 2016 MAAC Player of the Year and MAAC Rookie of the Year, currently leads Quinnipiac with a 79.81 average. To date, she has three top-10 finishes in her last four tournaments.

FRESH OUT OF THE GATE

  • Freshman stand-out Alexandra Sazhin (New Fairfield, Connecticut) sits just behind Tobia-Palza with a 80.44 average.
  • Sazhin finished 13th at the Low Country Invitational out of 76 golfers.
  • Sazhin’s top round was a 75 (+3) for the first round of the season-opening Navy Fall Invitational. Her two-day total of 154 was also a career best and her first of two Top 10 (eighth) finishes this season.

JUST JULIA

  • Julia Kemmling (Berlin, Connecticut) sits third in the Bobcats’ line-up with a 81.88 average.
  • Kemmling entered the season with an 80.13 average after earning All-MAAC honors as a freshman in 2015-16.

BLUE AND GOLD RIBBINS

  • Senior Emily Ribbins (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands) is playing the best golf of her career and is making a strong case to fill a spot in the Bobcats’ MAAC Championship line-up. Ribbins is currently averaging a career-best 82.50,which is almost two strokes better than her career average.
  • Ribbins’ career average vs. par was 11.99. This season, Ribbins has shot below +12 or better in 13 of her 14 rounds played this season.
  • Ribbins best round came in the third round of  the Spring Broo Shootout on March 14 when she carded a 79.

ESTEFANIA MORALES

  • Junior Estefania Morales (Caracas, Venezuela) is just behind Ribbins with a 82.58 average – good for a career best.
  • Morales’ top round of the year came in the second round of the Dartmouth Invitational with a 74 on her way to a season-best 156.

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