The Youngstown State men's golf team will begin the spring portion of its 2017-2018 season on Friday with the Jackrabbit Invitational hosted by South Dakota State at Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder Creek, Nev.
The Penguins have been away from competitive play for nearly five months since the conclusion of their fall schedule in mid-October.
Youngstown State ended the fall in strong fashion by earning a second-place finish at the Titans Motown Collegiate at Prestwick Village Golf Club in Highland, Mich. In addition to the second-place team performance, three YSU golfers finished in the top-10 individually.
The tournament will feature 14 other schools including the host South Dakota State, UCLA, UNLV, Nevada, UC Santa Barbara, South Dakota, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Weber State, Northern Kentucky, Binghamton, Creighton, Detroit Mercy and Alabama.
Hughes, Keller, McQuown and Scherr participated in all six of the team's events in the fall while Hallapy competed in five. Carano participated in three events during the fall slate and was the Penguins' top finisher at the NKU Fall Classic in late September.
The field will play 36 holes over the first two rounds on Friday and 18 holes in the final round on Saturday with shotgun starts each day at 10 a.m. ET.
The front nine will be played on the Coyote Run course at Boulder Creek Golf Club while the back nine will take place on the Desert Hawk course.
The course will play approximately 7,402 yards and par is 72. Live scoring for the event will be available at Golfstat.com and via the Golfstat app.
For news and updates throughout the spring season, follow the YSU men's golf program on Twitter @YSUMensGolf