Penguins Conclude Play at Golden Horseshoe Intercollegiate

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

Williamsburg, Va. - The Youngstown State men's golf team concluded play the Golden Horseshoe Intercollegiate hosted by William & Mary at Golden Horseshoe Country Club on Tuesday with a 16th-place finish.

The Penguins posted a three-round team total of 927 to finish 16th out of 21 teams in their first three-day event of the season. YSU recorded rounds of 307 and 306 over the first two rounds on Sunday and Monday before carding a 314 in Tuesday's final session.

Kevin Scherr led the Penguins with a three-round 227 (73-75-79) on the par-71 course to finish tied for 37th. The sophomore has now been YSU's top finisher a team-high five times this season. Scherr's 2-over-par 73 in the first round featured 14 pars and a birdie as he made par on 10 of his first 11 holes. His first-round 73 was also the team's lowest single-round mark of the event. After going four over par on the front nine during the second round, Scherr recovered to shoot two under on the back nine with three birdies and five pars.

Playing as an individual, Ken Keller turned in a three-round 232 (76-74-82). The sophomore's first-round 76 included 11 pars and two birdies, and he made par or better on nine of his first 10 holes. Keller's second-round 74 featured 11 pars, a birdie and the third eagle of his career on the par-5 No. 2 at Golden Horseshoe Country Club. He made par or better on his first six holes, and on seven of his first nine to shoot one under on the front nine.

In his second event as a Penguin after transferring from East Tennessee State, Zack Ford carded a 233 (76-76-81). C.J. Hughes (78-79-77) and Jason McQuown (80-76-78) each finished a stroke behind Ford with three-round totals of 234. McQuown's second-round 76 featured 12 pars and a birdie as he made par on eight of his first 11 holes. The senior also made par on 10 of his first 13 holes during the final round, shooting just two over on the front nine.

Bryan Kordupel posted a three-round 243 (83-80-80). The freshman made par or better on his first six holes during Tuesday's final round to shoot two over on the front nine.

Campbell won the tournament by 10 strokes over runner-up Loyola Maryland with a three-round team score of 863 (294-282-287). Amarin (Ray) Kraivixien and Max Theodorakis of Campbell shared medalist honors after finishing one under par with three-round marks of 212.

The Penguins will continue their spring schedule April 6-7 with the Towson Spring Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, Md.

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