YSU teams are in third after two Horizon League Championship rounds


Katlyn Shutt tied for first in women’s tournament

Staff report

Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla.

The Youngstown State men’s golf team sits in third place seven shots off the lead following Monday’s second-round action at the Horizon League Championships at Mission Inn Resort’s El Campeon Golf Course.

The YSU women’s golf team also is in third place following the second-round of the Horizon League Golf Championships at Mission Inn Resort’s Las Colinas Course. Junior Katlyn Shutt is one of three golfers in the lead with a two-day total of 154.

MEN

During Monday’s second round, the Penguins carded a 298, which was a seven-shot improvement from an opening round 305.

The Penguins have a two-round total of 603 (305-298). Northern Kentucky maintained its first-round lead with 596 (298-298) while Wright State moved up to second with a two-round total of 600 (302-298).

Sophomore Zack Ford led the second-round charge for the Penguins carding a one-under-par 71. Sophomore Ken Keller was right behind, firing an even-par 72.

Keller jumped nine spots in the standings and will enter today’s final round tied for sixth with a total of 149. Ford moved up 11 spots and sits in 12th place after day two with a total of 150. Green Bay’s George Kneiser is the tournament leader with a two-round 140.

Senior Jason McQuown shot 75 to move up eight spots into 22nd place with 156.

Sophomore C.J. Hughes is in 17th place with 152. Kevin Scherr, a first-team All-Horizon League honoree, turned in an 82 and is in 29th place a with a 159.

WOMEN

Shutt is tied with a pair of Oakland golfers at the top of the leaderboard — Kylee Sullivan and Maddie Zack. Shutt was in 10th place following the opening round, but carded a second-day low round of 75 to move into a tie with the Golden Grizzlies’ duo.

In the team standings, YSU moved up one spot and had a seven-shot improvement to remain in the race for the title. After two rounds, the Penguins have a team total of 635 (321-314) and are eight shots behind leader IUPUI (627) and five back of second-place Oakland (630).

Joining Shutt in the top 10 is YSU freshman Puthita Khuanrudee who is in seventh place with 157. Khuanrudee, the Horizon League Freshman of the Year, carded a 79 on Monday after an opening round 78. In her second round, she had 12 pars and six bogeys.

Freshman Rattika Sittigool carded an 83 and her two-day total of 163 leaves her in a tie for 15th place.

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