YSU roundup


Keller finishes in Top 10 at Towson Invitational


The Youngstown State men’s golf team finished eighth in the Towson Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club on Sunday. The Penguins sat in fifth place with a 306 after the first round on Saturday before posting a 317 in the final round on Sunday.

Cardinal Mooney graduate Ken Keller led the way with a two-round score of 151 (76-75) to finish in a tie for ninth place. His second-round 75 featured 13 pars and a birdie on the par-72 course. The ninth-place finish is a career-best for the freshman, who has now finished in the top 20 and been YSU’s top finisher in two straight events. He finished in a tie for 19th at the Kingsmill Intercollegiate on March 27.

C.J. Hughes shot a 152 (75-77) to finish just one stroke behind Keller in a tie for 14th. His second-round 77 featured 15 pars. The freshman has now finished in the top 15 three times and in the top 20 on four occasions this season, both of which are team highs.

Kevin Scherr (77-84), Dominic Carano (79-82) and Jason McQuown (78-83) each finished with a two-round total of 161 for the Penguins.

St. Bonaventure took home the team victory by six strokes over Central Connecticut State with a 603 (300-303).


Shutt paces team to 13th-place finish


The Youngstown State women’s golf team finished tied for 13th in the 2018 Dolores Black Falcon Invitational at Stone Ridge Golf Club on Sunday.

The Penguins posted a 331 in the first round on Saturday before turning in a 318 in the final round on Sunday.

Katlyn Shutt led YSU with a two-round score of 158 (80-78) to finish in a tie for 29th. The sophomore posted the team’s lowest score in each round of the event.

Shutt’s second-round 78 featured 13 pars and matched her lowest single-round score of the season. She was competing in just her third event of the season after missing the entire fall season due to injury.

Tori Utrup finished just two strokes back of Shutt with a 160 (81-79). Her second-round 79 featured 13 pars and was her second-best, single-round score of the season.

Courtney Shutt shot a 163 (81-82) to finish five strokes behind her sister Katlyn. Courtney had finished in the top 12 and been YSU top finisher in the team’s previous four stroke play events.

Kara Raines posted a 168 (89-79) while Megan Creager turned in a 174 (89-85). Raines’ second-round 79 matched her lowest single-round score of the season.

Indianapolis took home the team victory with a two-round 600 (306-294).


Women remain unbeaten in Horizon League


The Youngstown State women’s tennis team remained unbeaten in Horizon League play with a 6-1 win over Detroit Mercy on Sunday evening at the Franklin Athletic Club.

With the victory the Penguins improve to 11-9 overall and 5-0 in the Horizon League. The Titans drop to 7-14 and 2-4 on the year.

YSU needed to win one doubles match to claim the point after UDM defaulted at No. 3. At No. 2, Imaan Hassim and Noelly Longi Nsimba picked up a 6-2 victory to give the Guins the doubles point.

In singles play, UDM defaulted at No. 6 but the Penguins won four of the five other singles matches.

At No. 1, Nsimba beat Iris Thioux 6-2, 6-3. At No. 4, Hassim picked up a 6-3, 6-3 victory over Chelsea Apawti. Tamara Teufl earned a 6-3, 6-2 win over Ksenia Providokhina. At No. 2, Sofia Macias earned a hard-fought 0-6, 6-3, 7-5 win against Jasmine Apawti.

Garretto picks up lone win for men


Joao Garretto picked up a singles win but the Youngstown State men’s tennis team suffered a 6-1 defeat to Detroit Mercy at the Franklin Athletic Club on Sunday evening.

Garretto picked up a 7-5, 6-4 victory over UDM’s Nathan Ponton at No. 2 singles. The Penguins (7-10, 1-2 Horizon League) took two other singles matches to three sets, but could not pick up victories.

At No. 4, Bassem El Mekawi dropped a 7-6, 4-6, 12-10 decision to Jenya Sirous and at No. 5, Yossi Dahan lost 6-7, 6-2, 10-7 to Gvidas Motuzas.

Staff report

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