Scherr Leads Penguins at Firestone Invitational in Akron

Kevin Scherr (Photo by Drae Smith)
Kevin Scherr (Photo by Drae Smith)

Akron, Ohio - Sophomore Kevin Scherr was YSU's top finisher for the second time in four events this fall as the men's golf team concluded play in the Firestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club on Tuesday.

The Penguins finished 16th with a three-round team total of 913. YSU posted team marks of 299 and 309 in the first two rounds on Monday before finishing with a 305 in the final round on Tuesday.

Scherr led the Penguins with a three-round 222 (76-74-72) to finish tied for 48th. The sophomore's even-par 72 in the final round was the team's lowest single-round mark of the event.

During the first round, Scherr shot even par with five pars and two birdies on the back nine. He was also even on the front nine with six pars and two birdies in the second round. During the final session, he was two-under with five pars and three birdies on front nine.

Ken Keller carded a three-round 228 (73-77-78). The sophomore was one-under with eight pars and a birdie on the back nine during the first round of play. He used seven pars and a birdie to shoot even par on front nine in the final round.

Bryan Kordupel finished the tournament with a 233 (73-79-81). The freshman's first-round 73 matched his lowest round of the season. He shot one-under with six pars and two birdies on the front nine during that impressive first round.

C.J. Hughes turned in a 239 (77-85-77) while senior Jason McQuown posted a 240 (83-79-78). Hughes shot even par with seven pars and a birdie on the front nine during the first round of action.

Akron won the event by one stroke over Furman with a three-round team total 857 (-7). Zach Crawford of Ohio took home medalist honors with a 10-under 206 (69-69-68).

The Penguins will remain in Northeast Ohio for their next event, the Tom Tontimonia Invitational hosted by Cleveland State at Lakewood Country Club in Westlake on Oct. 8-9.