Men's Golf

Penguins End Horizon League Championships on Strong Note

Anthony Conn

Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. -- The Youngstown State men's golf team had the second-best round on Sunday at the Horizon League Championships at the Mission Inn Resort. YSU carded a 300, but still finished eighth in the team standings.

YSU's 300 on the final day gave it a three-day total of 929. The Penguins were just one shot back of Valparaiso for seventh, were two behind Butler for sixth and five back of Wright State for fifth place. Loyola won the event with a 909 by two shots over Green Bay. Cleveland State was third and Detroit was fourth. The Raiders' 299 was the best round on the tournaments final day.

The top finisher for the Guins was Anthony Conn who tied for 11th place. On Sunday, Conn fired a 75 and finished with a 228 for the Championships. He had two birdies, two double bogeys and a bogey in his final round.

Joe Santisi moved into a tie for 16th place with a 230 following a solid final round of two-over par 74. He had seven bogeys, six pars and five birdies in his final round.

Mark Olbrych also had a strong final day to make a climb up the standings finishing 25th. Olbrych had a 236 for the event and improved his scores each day. After opening with an 83, he carded a 79 and finished the tournament with a two-over-par 74. He had three birdies, three bogeys and double bogey on Sunday.

Bryan Yeo tied with Olbrych for 25th with a 236. He finished with his second straight round of 77 after starting the tournament off with an 82. Yeo shot one-over par on the front nine and had a birdie on the back nine.

Shayne Wilson also improved his scores daily during the tournament. On Sunday, he fired a 78 following rounds of 83 and 80 to card a 241. Wilson had an impressive final nine with three birdies and a bogey after a wild front nine. He birdied four of his final 10 holes at the event.

YSU - 315-314-300 -- 929

11. Anthony Conn - 75-78-75 -- 228
16. Joe Santisi - 75-81-74 -- 230
25. Mark Olbrych - 83-79-74 -- 236
25. Bryan Yeo - 82-77-77 -- 236
36. Shayne Wilson - 83-80-78 -- 241.