Penguins Finish Ninth at Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational

Justin Hallapy
Justin Hallapy

Huntington, W. Va. - The Youngstown State men's golf team finished ninth out of 15 teams in the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational at Guyan Golf & Country Club on Tuesday. The teams played 36 holes on Monday before the event was ended by rain during the early part of third round on Tuesday. The 36-hole results became final with YSU coming in at eight over par with a two-round total of 576 (291-285).

Justin Hallapy led the way with a two-round 142 (72-70) to shoot even par and finish tied for 15th. The senior's first-round 72 included four birdies while his second-round 70 featured 13 pars and three birdies. Hallapy has been the Penguins' top finisher in each of their first two events this fall.

C.J. Hughes had a strong performance in his second collegiate event. He carded a two-round 143 (72-71) to finish one stroke behind Hallapy in a tie for 19th. The freshman's first-round 72 featured 12 pars and three birdies while his second-round 71 included four birdies and an eagle on hole number four. 

Ken Keller finished with a two-round score of 145 (75-70). The freshman's first-round 75 featured three birdies and an eagle on hole number eight. His second-round 70 included 11 pars  and four birdies. Freshman Kevin Scherr carded a two-round 146 (72-74). Both Keller and Scherr were playing in just the second tournament of their collegiate careers.

Jason McQuown finished the event with a two-round 151. The junior shot a 76 in the first round and a 75 in the second round of play on Monday.

The Dayton Flyers took home the team victory with a two-round 562 to finish six under par. The host-team, Marshall, finished one stroke back in second place while Eastern Kentucky, Cleveland State and Willam & Mary round out the top-five.

Alex Weiss of Marshall took medalist honors at 11-under while Wichita State's Gage Ihrig finished as the runner-up at nine-under.

The Penguins will be back in action Sept. 24 and 25 for the NKU Fall Classic at Elks Run Golf Course in Batavia, Ohio. 

 

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