Grasonville, Md. - The Youngstown State men's golf team finished eighth in the Towson Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club on Sunday. The Penguins sat in fifth place with a 306 after battling difficult conditions in the first round on Saturday before posting a 317 in the final round on Sunday.
Ken Keller led the way with a two-round score of 151 (76-75) to finish in a tie for ninth place. His second-round 75 featured 13 pars and a birdie on the par-72 course. The ninth-place finish is a career-best for the freshman, who has now finished in the top 20 and been YSU's top finisher in two straight events. He finished in a tie for 19th at the Kingsmill Intercollegiate on March 27.
Keller hovered around the top five throughout the final round on Sunday and was as high as second on the leaderboard at one point. He finished just four strokes back of Sacred Heart's Matt Shubley and Towson's Kobdech Rodrat, who shared medalist honors at three over par.
C.J. Hughes shot a 152 (75-77) to finish just one stroke behind Keller in a tie for 14th. He had 15 pars in the second round and a total of 23, which was tied for second-most in the event. The freshman has now finished in the top 15 three times and in the top 20 on four occasions this season, both of which are team highs.
St. Bonaventure took home the team victory by six strokes over Central Connecticut State with a 603 (300-303).
Youngstown State will be back in action April 15-16 for the Wright State Invitational at Heatherwoode Golf Club in Springboro, Ohio. It will be the team's final event before the Horizon League Championships, which will take place April 22-24 in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
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