Strong Final Two Rounds Lifts Penguins to Second-Place Finish

D.J. Holub
D.J. Holub

Batavia, Ohio - The Youngstown State men's golf team used a strong final two rounds to place second at the 11-team NKU Fall Collegiate Classic which concluded on Monday. YSU's D.J. Holub and Brandon Pluchinsky finished in the top seven.

The Penguins finished with a three-round total of 865 following rounds of 295, 281 and 289. Winning the event by six strokes with an 859 was Morehead State. YSU was in third place behind Wright State after the second round but carded five fewer strokes on Raiders during Tuesday's final round.

Holub finished fifth to lead the Penguins with a three-round total of an even-par 213. Holub had rounds of 73, 68 and 72 at the event. Pluchinsky had a two-over par total of 215 and finished in seventh place. He carded scores of 73, 70 and 72.

Steven Sveda finished 13th with a 218 (76-71-71), Bill Gaffney was 25th with a 223 (73-72-78), Jason McQuown finished 32nd with a 225 (79-72-74) and Evan Standohar placed 48th with a 231 (73-79-79).

The Penguins return to action on Oct. 5-6 when they compete at the Cleveland State Invitational at the Barrington Country Club in Aurora, Ohio.