Men's Golf to Compete at Southern Intercollegiate on Monday

Jason McQuown (Photo by Derek Skinner)
Jason McQuown (Photo by Derek Skinner)

The Youngstown State men's golf team will play its final event before the Horizon League Championships on Saturday when it competes in the Southern Intercollegiate hosted by Georgia at Athens Country Club in Athens, Ga.

The Penguins are coming off their first victory of the season at the Towson Spring Invitational last Sunday. All five members of YSU's team lineup placed in the top 15 of the individual standings.

The field in Athens will feature 16 other schools including the host Georgia, Central Arkansas, Francis Marion, Gardner-Webb, Kennesaw State, Nicholls State, North Alabama, North Georiga, Savannah State, South Carolina, Troy, UNC Wilmington, USC Upstate, Western Carolina, Western Kentucky and Wofford.

Head Coach Tony Joy has announced that the YSU lineup will include Kevin ScherrZack FordC.J. HughesKen Keller and Jason McQuown.

Hughes, Keller and Scherr have each participated in all nine of the team's events this season while McQuown has competed in eight. Ford has been in the lineup for all four spring events since joining the team as a transfer after the fall semester.

The teams will play 36 holes on Saturday at the one-day event. The first round will begin with a shotgun start scheduled for 8:30 a.m. ET, and round two will start at approximately 2 p.m. The course will play approximately 6,917 yards and par is 72. Live scoring will be available via Golfstat.com and the Golfstat mobile app.

YSU has competed at the same event at Athens Country Club in each of the last four seasons. Hughes, Keller and Scherr were also in the Penguins' lineup for last year's tournament in mid-March. McQuown was a part of YSU's lineup at the event during the 2015-16 and 2016-17 campaigns.

The Southern Intercollegiate was the brainchild of Georgia athletic director Herman Stegeman and Athens Country Club founder Lon Dudley in 1934. The first tournament was held in 1935 and ran annually through 1942. It resumed in 1946 and was held through 1965, then was relaunched in 1975 and ran through 1990.

The current reboot took place in 2015. Past individual medalists include Wake Forest's Arnold Palmer in 1950, Oklahoma State's Bob Tway in 1979 and Centenary's Hal Sutton in 1980. The medalist's name is engraved on the Stegeman Memorial Golf Trophy and is on display at Athens Country Club.

For news and updates throughout the spring season, follow the YSU men's golf program on Twitter @YSUMensGolf