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.