Courtesy: MAAC Sports

Quinnipiac Women's Golf Headed to Athens, GA for 2017 NCAA Regional

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  April 27, 2017

EDISON, NJ – The 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Women's Golf Champions, Quinnipiac University received the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament and will travel to the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Georgia for the Regional round. The Bobcats are a No. 18 seed and are set to compete in their second-straight NCAA Tournament.

Quinnipiac posted a three-day score of 939 (+75) to claim the 2017 MAAC Women's Golf Championship. The Bobcats maintained a lead in each of the three days of the championship and finished six strokes ahead of second place finisher University at Albany. Their final score of 939 was the second-best 54-hole score in program history.

Freshman Alexandra Sazhin earned Rookie of the Year, Most Outstanding Women's Performer, and the McLeod Trophy at the 2017 MAAC Women's Golf Championship. Sazhin tallied a three-day total of 231 (+15). She shot an 80 (+8) in round one, a 73 (+1) in round two, and a 78 (+6) in the final round. Head Coach John O'Connor was named MAAC Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season.

Sophomore Luciana Tobia-Palza finished tied for fifth with a 236 (+20), sophomore Julia Kemmling placed tied for seventh with a three-day total of 237 (+21), and junior Estefania Morales was ninth with a score of 238 (+22).

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