The Youngstown State men's golf team is slated to play six tournaments in five different states, including two in Northeast Ohio, from early September to mid October. Head Coach Tony Joy recently released the team's fall schedule for upcoming 2018-19 season.
"It continues to be a busy summer for our team as the returning players and incoming freshmen are all competing in tournaments across the state and country," Joy said. "The experience and success they are gaining is sure to help them prepare for our upcoming fall season."
The Penguins will begin their season on Sept. 3-4 with the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate hosted by Missouri at Turning Stone Resort in Verona, N.Y. YSU also began its 2017-18 campaign at Turning Stone against a very competitive field which included teams from the Big East, ACC and SEC.
Following their trip to the Empire State, the Penguins will compete in two tournaments over a stretch of four consecutive days. The group will first head to Henryville, Ind., for the Fuzzy Zoeller Intercollegiate hosted by Indiana at Champions Pointe Golf Club (Sept. 8-9) before traveling directly to Huntington, W. Va., for the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational at Guyan Golf and Country Club (Sept. 10-11).
The Penguins shot a two-round score of 576 as team last fall at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational, which ranked as the best 36-hole performance in school history.
After a break of nearly three weeks, YSU will resume its fall slate by making the quick trip north on I-76 for the Firestone Invitational hosted by Akron at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio (Oct. 1-2). The Penguins will remain close to home the following week when they take part in the Tom Tontimonia Invitational hosted by Cleveland State at Lakewood Country Club in Westlake, Ohio.
The Guins will conclude their fall schedule for the second straight season with the Detroit Titans Motown Collegiate at Prestwick Village Golf Club in Highland, Mich. (Oct. 15-16). YSU had its best showing of the 2017-18 season when it finished second at the event last October.
"The six-event schedule includes a new invitational hosted by Indiana University and our return to Akron's tournament at Firestone Country Club, after a several-year absence," Joy said. "With returns to Missouri's event at Turning Stone, Marshall, Cleveland State and Detroit, this will be one of our most demanding fall seasons to date. Our returning veterans and incoming freshmen are all looking forward to getting started Labor Day weekend."
For news and updates throughout the season, be sure to follow the YSU men's golf program on Twitter @YSUMensGolf