By Jeremy Schilling
Last weekend, April 10-11, the Quinnipiac University golf team played at the New England Championships in Providence Rhode Island and finished eighth out of 10 teams. The team shot a combined score of 470. The tournament was supposed to be a 36-hole tournament but was cut to 27 due to bad weather. Sacred Heart won the tournament, shooting a 446, followed by Binghamton, Bryant, Rhode Island and Central Connecticut State.
Individually, the Bobcats were led by Charlie Niland who finished in 15th place with a two-day score of 114. He was followed by Ian O’Connor who shot 117. Jayson Loranger followed with 119, with Ryan Reynolds following with a 120. Ben Cook shot a 27-hole score of 125.
On Tuesday, the Bobcats played in the St. Peter’s Peacock Invitational in Neshanic, N.J. The team shot a score of 327 in difficult conditions, finishing eighth out of 15 teams. Iona College won the tournament with a score of 316. They were followed Central Connecticut State, Army, Bucknell and St. Peter’s College.
Individually the Bobcats were led by Chris Connell who finished in third place individually with a score of 75. He was followed by Loranger and Reyndols with scores of 80. Niland was next with 82 and O’Connor and Chris Gatcomb both shot 85. Cook shot 87 and Ryerson Stinson shot 88.
After the tournament, head coach John O’Connor told quinnipiacbobcats.com, “Despite the fact that Chris was a freshman walk on and did not play his sophomore year, his contributions this season have been extremely positive for this team. He has been a tremendous leader on the course and in the class room.”
The Bobcats next play on Friday, April at the Northeast Invitational in Portsmouth, R.I.