Hebron, Ky. - The Youngstown State men's golf team finished sixth out of 16 teams in a strong field at the UC Bearcat Invitational which wrapped up action on Tuesday at the Traditions Golf Club.
The Penguins had a three-round score of 885 finishing with a final round 301 and a second-round 289. All golfers started their second rounds on Monday before action was suspended because of darkness. Austin Peay won the team title with an 862 while Marshall was second and Cincinnati was third. The Guins were tied for fourth following the second round.
Sophomore Brandon Pluchinsky led the way with a 220 following rounds of 72, 72 and 76 for the tournament. Bryan Yeo was 18th with a 221 carding scores of 71, 78 and 72. Bill Gaffney had a 78, 67 and 77 to finish 24th with a 222. Finishing 40th was D.J. Holub with a 226 (74-76-76) and Trevor Jones was 54th with a 230 (79-75-77).
Gaffney's secon-round 67 was the best individual round of the tournament.
YSU concludes its fall campaign on Oct. 14-15 at the Dayton Flyer Invitational.