Hebron, Ky. - The Youngstown State men's golf team battled the elements on Monday, but came back strong on Tuesday during the two-round UC Bearcats Invitational. The tournament was scheduled for 54 holes, but inclement weather on Monday forced the event to be shortened.
YSU finished 10th out of 14 teams, but improved 16 shots between its first and second rounds. Monday's action featured a three-plus hour weather delay as the Penguins were never able to get on track.
The Guins carded a 294 on Tuesday after opening with a 310 on Monday. The 16-stroke improvement allowed the Penguins to move up the standings three spots. The host Bearcats won the event with an impressive 572 while Eastern Kentucky was second and Belmont third.
Leading the way for the Penguins were Brandon Pluchinsky and D.J. Holub. Both players carded two-round totals of 151 in the tournament. Pluchinsky had rounds of 79 and 72 while Holub had scores of 75 and 76. Bill Gaffney rebounded from an opening round 82 with a 71 for a 153 while Steven Sveda also carded a 153 (78-75). Both golfers were tied for 46th place. Bryan Yeo had a 155 (78-77) and was 54th.
YSU concludes it fall slate on Oct. 20-21 at the Dayton Flyer Invitational.