Penguins Rebound With Strong Second Round at HL Championships

Justin Hallapy
Justin Hallapy

Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. - The Youngstown State men's golf team improved by 10 shots during the second round of play at the Horizon League Championships on Monday at the Mission Inn Resort El Campeon Golf Course.

All five YSU golfers shot 80-or-below for their second rounds as the Penguins carded a 309. YSU opened the event with a 319 on Sunday.

The Penguins moved up to seventh place ahead of Northern Kentucky (634) following the first two days with a score of 628. Cleveland State maintains the lead with at 596 by just two shots over Oakland.

For the second consecutive day, Jason McQuown had the Penguins' low round firing a four-over-par 76. McQuown sits in 14th place with a two-round total of 151. On Tuesday he caught fire on the back nine with four pars, three birdies and two bogeys for a one-under-par 36. He had 10 pars for his round.

Evan Standohar sits in 24th place with a two-round 157 moving up three spots from round one. On Tuesday, Standohar shot a 78 and his round featured birdies on No. 1 and No. 10. He had eight pars for his round and was two-over on the back nine.

Senior Thomas Lydic is tied for 28th place with a two-round total of 158. Lydic had a 78 for his second round. After starting five-over-par through four holes, Lydic regrouped and was one-over par his last 14 holes. He birdied No. 8 and No. 18 and was even par on his final 11 holes.

Justin Hallapy carded a 77 on Tuesday and has two-round score of 162 and is 33rd. Hallapy was three-over par for his round before a double bogey at 18 dropped him to a 77. He had birdie on No. 15 and posted 12 pars in his round.

Steven Sveda has a two-round score of 165 after a second round 80. 

The final round of the championships is set for Tuesday. The Penguins will be in the first group to tee off at 7:30 a.m.