Scherr Finishes Fourth to Lead Penguins at Tom Tontimonia Invitational

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

Westlake, Ohio - Youngstown State sophomore Kevin Scherr finished tied for fourth place to lead the men's golf team at the Tom Tontimonia Invitational hosted by Cleveland State at Lakewood Country Club on Tuesday.

As a team, the Penguins finished 10th with a total score of 902. YSU posted team marks of 302 and 292 on Monday before carding a 308 in the final round on Tuesday.

Scherr's three-round 212 (70-69-73) marked a career best and tied for the sixth-lowest, 54-hole mark in program history. It ranks as the best 54-hole performance since current assistant coach Brandon Pluchinsky shot a 210 at the Greenbrier Collegiate Invitational in April of 2016.

Scherr has now been YSU's top finisher three times in five events this fall. His fourth-place finish is a career best and the highest for a Penguins golfer since C.J. Hughes placed third at the Detroit Titans Motown Collegiate last October. The Nazareth, Pa., native now has three top-10 finishes in his career.

Scherr's first-round 70 (-1) on Monday matched his season and career low round. He followed that by setting a new season and career best with a 69 (-2) in the second round. The sophomore was tied for first place heading into Tuesday's final round.

Scherr had a total of 11 pars and four birdies in the first round of play. He was three-under par with six pars and three birdies on the back nine. In the second round, he was one-under with two birdies and six pars on both the front and back nine.

Ken Keller turned in a season-best, three-round 225 (78-70-77) to finish tied for 36th. His second-round 70, which featured 12 pars and three birdies, was his second-lowest round of the season. The sophomore was one-under with a pair of birdies and six pars on the back nine.

Playing as an individual, Brian Terlesky carded a career-best 231 (78-78-75). His third-round 75, which included 10 pars and two birdies, was also the lowest of his young career.

Hughes finished one stroke back of Terlesky with a 232 (78-75-79) while Bryan Kordupel posted a 234 (77-78-79). Justin Stark concluded the event with a 237 (77-81-79).

Competing as individuals, Jason McQuown finished with a 240 (79-79-82) and Evan Standohar posted a 251 (85-82-84).

Dayton finished two strokes ahead of Oakland to win the event with a three-round 869. Will Kurtz of Kent State used a tournament-low 65 (-6) in the final round to earn medalist honors. Kurtz finished at seven-under par with a three-round 206.

The Penguins will conclude their fall schedule Oct. 15-16 with the Detroit Titans Motown Collegiate at Prestwick Village Golf Club in Highland, Mich.