Aurora, Ohio - The Youngstown State men's golf team finished seventh in the Cleveland State Invitational at Barrington Golf Club on Tuesday with a three-round total of 916. The Penguins shot 309 and 300 in the first two rounds on Monday before posting a 307 in the final round on Tuesday.
YSU finished one stroke behind fellow Horizon League member, Northern Kentucky, and two spots ahead of Detroit Mercy.
C.J. Hughes led the way for the Penguins with a three-round total of 224 (76-73-75) to finish tied for 10th place. It was the freshman's first top-10 finish and the highest finish for a Penguins golfer so far this season. In just four career tournaments, Hughes already has two top-20 finishes.
Kevin Scherr also had a strong showing with a three-round 226 (77-76-73) to finish tied for 18th. The freshman shot YSU's lowest score of the third round on Tuesday with four birdies and an eagle on the front nine.
Junior Dominic Carano carded a three round 234 (81-78-75), freshman Ken Keller posted a 239 (75-80-84) and senior Justin Hallapy finished with a 243 (83-73-87). Keller shot YSU's best score of first round with a 75 while Hallapy and Hughes shared the team's lowest second-round score of 73.
Cleveland State earned the team victory in a playoff with fellow Horizon League member Oakland as each team finished with a three-round total of 882 (+18).
Jake Kneen of Oakland took home medalist honors by one stroke with a three-round 214 (-2).
The Penguins will return to the course Oct. 9 and 10 for The Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational at Pete Dye Golf Club in Morgantown, W. Va.
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