Scherr Earns Second Straight Top-10 Finish at Titans Motown Collegiate

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

Highland, Mich. - Youngstown State sophomore Kevin Scherr finished tied for eighth place to earn his second straight top-10 finish and lead the men's golf team at the Titans Motown Collegiate hosted by Detroit Mercy at Prestwick Village Golf Club on Tuesday.

As a team, the Penguins finished eighth with a three-round total of 923. YSU posted team marks of 313 and 304 on Monday before carding a 306 in the third round on Tuesday. The final round of play was delayed two hours due to frost and cold temperatures.

Coming off a fourth-place finish at the Tom Tontimonia Invitational last week, Scherr fired a three-round 222 (73-74-75) to secure his second consecutive top-10 performance. The sophomore was YSU's top finisher four times in six events this fall and now has four top-10 finishes in his career.

Scherr's one-over-par 73 in the first round included 10 pars and three birdies. He carded five pars and two birdies to shoot even-par on the back nine during the first round and again on the front nine during the second round. On the par-four 14th during the third round, The Nazareth, Pa., native carded an eagle for the first time this season and for the fourth time in his career.

C.J. Hughes turned in a 229 (77-77-75) to finish tied for 17th and earn his first top-20 finish of the season. The sophomore shot even-par with seven pars and a birdie on the front nine during the first round of action.

Playing as an individual, Justin Stark concluded the event with a three-round 238 (78-80-80). Bryan Kordupel posted a 240 (82-79-79) and earned the first eagle of his career on the par-five 10th during the second round of play.

Brian Terlesky carded a 242 (84-74-84) while Ken Keller was just a stroke back with a 243 (81-85-77). Terlesky's second-round 74 ranks as his lowest single-round score of the season. During that round, the freshman was even on the back nine with three birdies.

Grand Valley State won the event by 10 strokes with a team total of 879. Andrew Hammett of Ferris State posted a three-round 210 to earn medalist honors by two strokes at six under par.

The Penguins have now concluded their fall schedule and will return to competition sometime in February or March. The team's complete spring schedule will be announced soon.

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