April 1, 2023

Scola leads Bobcats, Chase has career day as QU Women’s Golf completes first day of Quinnipiac Classic

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HAMDEN, Connecticut – The Quinnipiac University women’s golf team wrapped up the first day of the 5th Annual Quinnipiac Classic in fifth place after the first two rounds at historic New Haven Country Club. Nicole Scola (Westerly, Rhode Island) finished ninth out of 58 golfers.

The Bobcats, playing on a picturesque and perfect day for golf at the legendary New Haven Country Club, were split into two teams for their home tournament. The Quinnipiac “Gold” team – consisting of Scola, Luciana Tobia (La Paz, Bolivia), Julia Kemmling (Berlin, Connecticut), Taylor Lambrou (Baldwin, New York) and Abby Chase (Beaver Dam, Wisconsin) – shot a first-round 320 before bouncing back with a 312 on the final 18 holes of the first day to pull into the clubhouse with a 632. The Bobcats’ 312 for the second round is the second-best 18-hole score in program history.

12258Scola wrapped up the first round in 14th place with a 79 before shaving four strokes to shoot a 75 for a combined 154 (+5), which moved her up five spots into ninth place at the end of the first 36 holes. The third-year Bobcat was solid on the front nine of the second round, shooting five straight pars, followed by a birdie and another par, after bogeying the second hole. Even after the front nine, she shot five-over on the back nine to complete the day.

Chase had a personal-best day with an 88 on the first round, followed by a 79 on the second round for a nine-stroke improvement. Her 167 was the best 36-hole score of her young career, with her second-round score also standing as her personal best. Chase opened the day at +7 through the first nine holes of the day before going four-over on 10, bogeying 11 and 12 and following with a triple bogey and double bogey through Hole No. 14. She settled in and parred the last four holes before opening the second round. Chase improved by five strokes on the front nine and four strokes on the back nine – highlighted by birdies on Holes No. 6 and 8.

Tobia and Kemmling both tied for 18th place at 159. Tobia opened the day with an 82 before dropping five strokes for the second round. Kemmling shot a 78 on the first 18 holes and an 81 on the final 18.Tobia was one of nine players in the largest field in Quinnipiac Classic history with 20 or more pars after shooting even on 22-of-36 holes. Kemmling and Scola both birdied a tournament-best four holes.

The Quinnipiac “Blue” team – comprised of Emily Ribbins (Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands), Jenn Whaley (Farmington, Connecticut), Caitlyn Blydenburgh (Castleton, New York), Alexa Gentile (Avon, Connecticut) and Devan McCarrie (Yardley, Pennsylvania) – finished 10th at 674 (333-341). Ribbins led the Blue team with a 162 (82-80) for a finish in 29th place.

The final round of the Quinnipiac Classic kicks-off on Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 9 a.m. at New Haven Country Club. Sacred Heart leads the 11-team field, followed by Albany, Central Connecticut State, Monmouth and the Quinnipiac “Gold” team. Hartford, Hofstra, Delaware State, Fairfield, Quinnipiac “Blue” and St. Francis Brooklyn round out the tournament.

For more on this story go to; http://www.quinnipiacbobcats.com/news/2015/10/12/WGOLF_1012152043.aspx?path=wgolf

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