Scherr Leads Penguins in Spring Debut at Jackrabbit Invitational

Kevin Scherr
Kevin Scherr

Boulder City, Nev. - The Youngstown State men's golf team wrapped up play in the Jackrabbit Invitational at Boulder Creek Golf Club on Saturday afternoon. The Penguins were playing their first event of the spring season after being away from competitive play for nearly five months.

YSU finished in 12th place as a team with a three-round score of 907. The Penguins posted solid 297 in the final round on Saturday after shooting 306 and 304 respectively in the first two rounds on Friday.

Kevin Scherr led the way with a three-round 224 (74-79-71) to finish in a tie for 41st. The freshman's third-round 71 was his career-best and YSU's lowest single-round score of the event. Scherr's final round included three birdies and his third eagle of the season on No. 14.

C.J. Hughes and Dominic Carano each posted a 230 as Hughes shot 79-77-74 and Carano went 74-75-81. Carano's first-round 74 matched his season-best and tied for YSU's lowest score of the round. Carano posted four birdies in each of his first two rounds.

Justin Hallapy recorded a 231 (79-73-79) and his second-round 73 was the Penguins' best score of the round. Hallapy carded 15 pars and a birdie in an extremely solid second-round performance.

Ken Keller turned in a 233 (80-80-73) and earned his first-career eagle on No. 11 to highlight an impressive final round. The freshman's third-round 73 was his second-best, single-round score of the season.

Playing as an individual, Jason McQuown finished with a three-round 242 (79-78-85). The junior's second-round 78 featured 12 pars and a birdie.

UNLV won the event by five strokes over UCLA with total score of 829 (283-283-263). The 263 posted by the Runnin' Rebels in the final round was the best single-round team score of the event by seven strokes.

Devon Bling of UCLA took medalist honors by one stroke with a three-round 201 (67-69-65). UNLV's Shintaro Ban finished just one stroke behind Bling in second place with a 202 (67-72-63). Ban's third-round 63 was the lowest single-round score of the tournament.

The Penguins will now travel directly to Athens, Ga. to participate in the Southern Intercollegiate hosted by the University of Georgia at Athens Country Club on Monday.

For news and updates throughout the spring season, follow the YSU men's golf program on Twitter @YSUMensGolf

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