Bobcats Play Two – And Finish Toward Bottom in Both

Bobcats Play Two – And Finish Toward Bottom in Both
By Jeremy Schilling

Over the course of the last two weeks, the Quinnipiac University Bobcats golf team has shown signs of snapping out of their fall funk, but in the end has failed to elevate itself from the bottom end of tournaments. It is a troubling sign to Head Coach John O’Connor, who senses that the team is trying, but isn’t getting the results.

The Bobcats competed in The Macdonald Cup at the Yale Golf Club October 8-9, ultimately finishing 22nd out of 26 teams, with a two-day score of 627. Individually, Ryan Reynolds led the Bobcats with a 36-hole total of 152. That was an overall tie for 40th place. Brady Giroux shot 154, Jason Loranger shot 159, Ian O’Connor shot 163, and Ben Cook shot 177. Friday night, prior to the tournament, Cook finished second in the long drive competition.

Five days later the Bobcats returned to play at the Hofstra Invitational on the Bethpage State Park Red Course on Long Island. The Bobcats finished 10th in that event out of 12 teams. Their two-day total of 624 left them 37 shots behind winner Sienna. Individually, Brady Giroux led the Bobcats, shooting a two-day total of 148 and finishing 9th overall. Part of that 148 was an even par 70 on day two . He was followed by Ian O’Connor who shot a 157, Jason Loranger who shot a 159, Ben Cook with a 160, and Ryan Reynolds who shot a 167.

This Bobcats team that has failed to find its footing and regain the great play of the fall of 2006 finishes its season this weekend, October 22-23, at the New England Championship at the Captains Club in Brewster, Massachusetts. The event has a 9 a.m. start both days.

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