Penguins Set 36-Hole Scoring Record at Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational

C.J. Hughes (Photo by Emily Wollet)
C.J. Hughes (Photo by Emily Wollet)

Huntington, W. Va. - The Youngstown State men's golf team set a new 36-hole school record with a score of 571 in the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational at Guyan Golf and Country Club on Tuesday.

The Penguins set the previous mark of 576 at the same tournament last September. The event was originally scheduled to be 54 holes before heavy rain on Monday resulted in it being shortened to just 36.

YSU posted rounds of 279 and 292 on the par-71 course to finish tied for 11th. The team's first-round 279 also ranks as the third-lowest, 18-hole score in program history.

C.J. Hughes led the Penguins with a two-under 140 (72-68) to finished tied for 14th. The sophomore's second-round 68, which featured five birdies and 11 pars, is tied for the sixth-lowest round in school history.

Hughes carded a career-low 67 on Sunday at the Fuzzy Zoeller Intercollegiate and his 140 at Marshall marks the lowest 36-hole score of his career.

Ken Keller shot an even-par 142 (67-75) to finish tied for 30th. The sophomore's first-round 67, which included four birdies and 14 pars, was a career low and tied for the fifth-lowest round in program history. His total of 142 ranks as the lowest 36-hole mark of his career.

Kevin Scherr (71-74) and Jason McQuown (69-76) each carded a career-low, two-round mark of 145. McQuown's first-round 69 matched a career low and featured 10 pars and five birdies.

Justin Stark concluded the tournament with a career-best, two-round score of 148 (73-75). The sophomore's first-round 73 was the lowest of his career. He had set his previous career best of 74 on Saturday at the Fuzzy Zoeller Intercollegiate.

Playing as an individual, freshman Bryan Kordupel finished with a 150 (74-76).

Wichita State won the event by six strokes over the runner-up Eastern Kentucky. The Shockers fired a team total of 549 (267-282) and their first-round 267 was the lowest single-round team score of the tournament.

Zac Owens of Wichita State won medalist honors with an eight-under-par 134 (66-68). His first-round 66 was the lowest single-round mark of the event.

After a break of nearly three weeks, the Penguins will return to action Oct. 1-2 for the Firestone Invitational hosted by Akron at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.