Edison, NJ – Monmouth University’s Brady Goodling was named the MAAC Men’s Golfer of the Month for September, while Quinnipiac University’s Nicole Scola earned the women’s award.
Goodling started his junior campaign strong, posting a 74.0 stroke average over six rounds of action, including taking home two individual titles in the process. Goodling opened the season with a 224 at the 54-hole Rutgers Invitational and followed up that event with a two-over-par 72 to claim his first medalist honors of his career at the Iona Quad Match. This past weekend, Goodling lead the Hawks to an ECAC Championship title as he earned the individual crown for the second-straight event. In the opening round, the Pennsylvania native fired a one-under-par 71, the only subpar round of the tournament, before shooting a 77 in the second round for a total of 148, six strokes ahead of the runner-up.
Scola stormed out of the gate to start her Quinnipiac career, shooting five of the lowest rounds in program history through the first three tournaments of the season. At the Towson Invitational, Scola carded a 79 on the first day before finishing the second day with a 75 for a two-day total of 154, which at the time was the second-lowest 36-hole total in program history. She followed with a 77 on the first day of the Dartmouth Invitational before a 70 on the second day gave her the first sub-par round in program history, and consequently the lowest score in Quinnipiac history. In addition, her 147 broke the Quinnipiac record for a 36-hole tournament. In her last time out, she opened the Yale Invitational with a 76 on the first day and a 73 on the second – both top-10 18-hole scores – before wrapping up the tournament with her only 80-plus score of the season. Her 80 on the third round gave her a 229 for the three-day, 54-hole event – breaking the Quinnipiac record by 10 strokes.
The 2014 Men’s and Women’s Golf Championships will be held April 25-27 at Disney’s Palm Golf Course in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.