McQuown Leads Penguins at Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate

Jason McQuown
Jason McQuown

Verona, N.Y. - The Youngstown State men's golf team finished tied for 10th in the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate at Turning Stone Resort on Monday. In their first event of the 2018-19 season, the Penguins were paced by senior Jason McQuown who finished in a tie for 13th.

YSU posted team scores of 298 and 304 in the first two rounds on Sunday before closing play with a 299 in the final round on Monday.

McQuown posted a three-round 219 (72-77-70) and his two-under-par 70 on Monday tied the team's lowest mark of the tournament. It was also the second-lowest round of McQuown's career. The senior's final round included 14 pars and three birdies while his first-round 72 featured 12 pars and three birdies.

Sophomore Kevin Scherr finished tied for 27th after finishing with a 224 (79-73-72). Scherr's even-par 72 on Monday, which featured 13 pars and three birdies, tied for the second-lowest round of his career.

C.J. Hughes finished tied for 42nd after turning in a 227 (70-75-82). The sophomore's two-under-par performance in round one, which included eight pars and six birdies, was the lowest round of his career and tied for the Penguins' best single-round mark of the event.

Sophomore Ken Keller finished with a 236 (81-79-76) while freshman Brian Terlesky carded a 237 (77-79-81) in his first collegiate event. Playing as an individual in his collegiate debut, freshman Bryan Kordupel concluded the event with a 235 (77-81-77). 

Missouri, who hosted the tournament, posted a three-round team mark of 848 (278-282-288) to finish 16 under par and win by an impressive 29 strokes over second-place North Dakota State.

Christian Cavaliere of Boston College took home medalist honors after finishing 10 under par with a 206 (64-72-70). Cavaliere held on to beat Jamie Stewart of Missouri by two strokes.

The Penguins will return to action Sept. 8-9 for the Fuzzy Zoeller Intercollegiate hosted by Indiana at Champions Pointe Golf Club in Henryville, Ind.