Bobcats Heading to Jersey to Start Fall 2007 Season
By Jeremy Schilling
They’ve gone to the beach. They’ve kept cool in the pool. They’ve practiced. And now the youthful influx that will hopefully guide Quinnipiac University Golf to bigger and better things in 2007, now has a schedule to post on the wall.
According to the tentative schedule (Coach John O’Connor tells WQAQ that “I still hope to get into other events but this might be it for now.”) released on www.quinnipiacbobcats.com, the season begins September 14th with the 2-day Rutgers University Invitational at the Rutgers University Golf Course in Piscataway, New Jersey.. Having played the course a couple times, I can tell you the players will be challenged on a quality golf course that will be sure to bring out the best in them. That tournament has a 9:00 a.m. start.
Seven days later the Bobcats will head to Hanover, New Hampshire to the Hanover Country Club for the Dartmouth Invitational. The team will look to improve on their 5th place finish in this tournament last season. Play starts at 9:00 a.m. for both days of the tournament.
On October 6th, the team will make the short trip to the Yale Golf Club in New Haven to compete in The McDonald Cup. The Bobcats will most certainly look to improve on their 11th place finish in 2006. For both days of the competition, the first players will be teeing off at 8:00 a. m.
Five days later the Bobcats will head out to a place where Tiger Woods enjoyed his weeklong visit in 2002, Bethpage State Park in Bethpage, New York, for the Hofstra Invitational. However, unlike to Tiger’s United States Open victory that occurred on the now famous Black Course, the Bobcats and all the other participants will be playing the Red Course. Lasting two days, October 12th and 13th, the first tee times occur at 9:00 a. m.
And to wrap up the fall season, the Bobcats will head to Brewster, Mass, for the New England Championship at The Captains Golf Course on October 22nd for a two-day event that begins both days at 9:00 a.m. Last year, the Bobcats finished 13th after the final day was wiped out by rain.
If any more events get added, we will pass them along to you, but as of right now it appears that by the time the leaves start falling and Bud Fisher enters his goal inside of the TD Banknorth Sports Center, the Quinnipiac Bobcats Golf team will have completed their fall season.