Shutt Finishes 12th to Lead Penguins at Shirley Spork EMU Invitational

Courtney Shutt
Courtney Shutt

Ypsilanti, Mich. - The Youngstown State women's golf team finished 10th on Tuesday at the Shirley Spork EMU Invitational to conclude their fall schedule. As a team, the Penguins shot a three-round total of 998 with rounds of 315, 337 and 346.

Courtney Shutt was tied for second place going into the third round on Tuesday after shooting a 71 and a 76 respectively in the first two rounds on Monday. The senior carded an 82 in the final round to finish tied for 12th with a three-round total score of 229.

Shutt ended the fall season with very strong showings in the final two events, including a ninth place finish at the Butler Fall Invitational last week. Her 71 in the first round on Monday, which featured four birdies and 11 pars, was tied for the lowest score of the entire event and was the lowest single-round score posted by any golfer on the team this season.

Megan Creager also had a solid performance at Eagle Crest Golf Club, finishing in a tie for 21st. The junior shot a three-round 235 (75-81-79) on the par-72 course for her third top-25 finish in four events this fall. The first-round 75 she posted on Monday was her lowest single-round score so far this season.

Kara Raines shot a 266 (84-88-94) while Tori Utrup posted a 268 (85-92-91). The two freshmen were competing in just the fourth collegiate event of their careers. Fellow freshman Haylee McGovern was unable to compete once again due to illness, causing the Penguins to play with just four players in back-to-back events.

Marshall took home the team victory with a three-round total of 896 to win by 16 strokes over Bowling Green. Julia Champion of Western Michigan earned medalist honors with a three-round 218 to finish two over par. 

The Penguins will now look to get back to full strength for the spring season which is currently scheduled to begin Feb. 26 and 27 with the Oyster Shuck Match Play event at Patriots Point Links in Charleston, S.C.

 

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