O’Connor Continues Good Play, Team Struggles
By Jeremy Schilling
In the words of Head Coach John O’Connor: You can’t win with one good scorer. And that’s exactly what the Quinnipiac Bobcats Golf team is experiencing right now.
The Bobcats continued their fall season with a 6th place finish out of the 8 teams that participated in the Dartmouth Invitational this past weekend. The Bobcats shot a 640 for the 2-day event, a full 41 shots behind event winner Dartmouth. The Bobcats were also 100 over par, compared to Dartmouth which was only 31 over par.
Individually, Ian O’Connor led the Bobcats with a 2-day total of 152 that placed him 7th. Jason Loranger shot a total of 158 to finish 17th. Tying for 21st was Ryerson Stinson with a 36-hole total of 160. He was followed by Brady Giroux with 171, and Ben Cook with 177.
Coach O’Connor said, “We did not play well. Ian O’Connor came in 7th overall but the rest of the team shot in the 80s and you can’t win with one good scorer. Jason Loranger and Brady Giroux are showing signs of brilliance but can’t put it all together. I’ve added Ryan Reynolds from Hamden to my roster and he’s developing into a solid player but was not ready for Dartmouth. Ryerson Stinson is a New Hampshire boy and his home course is Hanover Country Club but had trouble all weekend and needed to save his scores with some fine up and downs from some very bad spots. Ben Cook was a last minute fill-in and looked to be ready during the practice round but in the end could not deal with the slick greens and rough terrain.”
The Bobcats resume their schedule with the McDonald Cup October 6th and 7th at the Yale Golf Club in New Haven.