Bill Ziskin

Women’s Golf Places Second At Quinnipiac Classic

UAlbany Sports Information   10-12-2016

HAMDEN, Conn. -- Rallying on the second day of competition, the University at Albany women’s golf team placed second out of 11 competing schools at the Quinnipiac Classic. The Great Danes shot 335-317-317 to finish with a 969 behind tournament champion St. John’s (324-312-310--946).

“Going into the event, we knew that there were some good teams to beat and the competition was going to be tough,” said Head Coach Colleen Cashman-McSween. “Throw in low 40-degree temperatures and 25 mph gusty winds for the morning round on day one, and it was absolutely brutal. Unfortunately, we didn't get off to a great start, but luckily not many other teams did either.”

On the second day of competition the Great Danes cut 18 strokes off their team total, shooting back-to-back 317’s.

“I was proud of them for hanging in there,” said Cashman-McSween. Thirty-six holes of golf is a marathon in perfect conditions. Add in exhausting weather conditions and it becomes absolutely tolling.”

Individually, the Great Danes had two top-10 finishers, as senior Yoorim Kang (83-80-78) led the team with a 241, tying for fourth-place. Senior Paige Fujihara (80-81-81) finished one shot back with a 242, placing ninth.

Junior Annie Songeun Lee (89-78-79--246) came in 14th in the 62-athlete field, followed by freshmen Annika Espino (89-80-79--248) in 18th and Megan Henry (83-79-91--253) in 28th.

“I'm proud of every player on the team this event, because each had at least two rounds that counted for the team total,” said Cashman-McSween. “It truly was a team effort this weekend. Unfortunately, we just came up a little bit short for that team title.”

Up next, the Great Danes close out their fall slate, competing in the Seton Hall Women’s Golf Pirate Invitational Oct. 28-29.

MORE FROM ALBANY Golf - W

MORE HEADLINES

GREAT DANE TVON-DEMAND VIDEO

<
The Marching Great Danes Get Ready for Game Day
August 22, 2017 Marching Band
The Marching Great Danes Get Ready for Game Day
WATCH MORE VIDEO
Volleyball Gets Ready for New Season
August 21, 2017 Volleyball
Volleyball Gets Ready for New Season
WATCH MORE VIDEO
>

GREAT DANE TV ON AMERICAEAST.TV