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Penguins capture Schwartz tourney

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Staff report

VIENNA

The Youngstown State women’s golf team carded a school-record low round of 300 on Tuesday during the second round of the Roseann Schwartz Invitational to win the tournament.

YSU defeated Cleveland State by four shots.

The Penguins posted a two-round score of 606 to hold off a charge by Cleveland State.

YSU led the Vikings and Dayton by eight shots after Monday’s opening round. CSU carded a 296 on Tuesday.

Dayton was third with a 633 while Malone was fourth at 723.

YSU’s previous-best school performances were 303’s at the Red Flash Invitational in 2014 and the Horizon League Championships in 2013.

YSU’s Emily Dixon won the tournament by two shots over CSU’s Colleen Miller by carding a two-round 147. Dixon had a final round 75 to follow up her first round of 72.

Allison Mitzel finished fourth with a 151 following a final-round 76. Aislynn Merling rebounded with a round of 73 and moved from 15th to seventh on the final leaderboard with a 155.

Freshman Courtney Shutt had an impressive YSU debut tying with Merling and Dayton’s Jenna DiPaolo for seventh place. Shutt carded a 76 on Tuesday and posted a 155 for the tournament.

Sophomore Mia Barchetti had a pair of 80s and finished 12th with a 160 for the event.

YSU also had four golfers compete as individuals. Emily Rohanna was 14th with a 163 (78-85), Haleigh Guerrero was 18th with a 165 (80-85), Sana Khan was 21st with a 168 (86-82) and Brittany Schneider placed 26th with a 189.

The Penguins will go for their second title of the year this weekend at the Bucknell Invitational.