Penguins Finish Fourth At Villanova Wildcat Invitational

Bryan Yeo
Bryan Yeo

Malvern, Pa. - The Youngstown State men's golf team held a first and second-round lead, but wound up fourth at the Villanova Wildcat Invitational which concluded on Tuesday at the White Manor Country Club.

The Penguins had to complete their second round early Tuesday morning and held a six-shot lead over second-place Drexel. YSU led following the first round with a 298 and was the lone team under 300 in the opening 18 holes. 

In the third round, Columbia, Army and Binghamton all made a final push and ended up overtaking the Guins. Columbia won with an 892, Army was second at 893, Binghamton was third with an 896 and YSU finished fourth following a 296 to finish with a team score of 897.

Leading the way for the Guins was Bryan Yeo who finished tied for eighth with a 221. Yeo had rounds of 75, 75 and an even-par 71 in the tournament. Mark Olbrych was 12th with a 223 (75-73-75), Brandon Pluchinsky finished 26th with a 229 (77-76-76), Bill Gaffney placed 31st with a 230 (71-84-75) and D.J. Holub was 66th with a 239 (85-79-75). Trevor Jones competed as an individual and tied for 10th place with a 222 (75-73-74).

The Penguins are back in action on April 12-13 at the NYX Hoosier Invitational.