Huntington, W. Va. - Youngstown State junior Kevin Scherr carded the lowest 54-hole score by a Penguin in 12 years to finish tied for fourth and lead the men's golf team at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational on Tuesday at Guyan Golf and Country Club.
As a team, the Penguins finished 10th with a three-round total of 860. YSU posted team marks of 282 and 289 on Monday before carding another 289 in the final round on Tuesday. The squad's three-round 860 ranks as the fourth-lowest 54-hole mark in school history.
Scherr carded a career-low three-round score of 204 (64-69-71) to finish the tournament at nine under par and just two strokes back of medalist Kyle Schmidt of Dayton. The junior's 204 ranks as the second-lowest 54-hole score in program history, and is the lowest since Ross Beal set the school record with a 196 at the IPFW Fall Classic in October of 2007.
Scherr's seven-under-par 64 in Monday's first round was the lowest round of the event, marked a career low and is tied for the second-lowest round in program history. It is the lowest single-round score by a Penguin since D.J. Holub carded a 64 at the BGSU John Piper Intercollegiate in September of 2013. His impressive first-round performance featured 11 pars and seven birdies.
The Nazareth, Pa., native followed his strong first round with a two-under 69 in the second session that included 12 pars and four birdies. Scherr was just one shot off the lead in a tie for second place heading into Tuesday's final round. He rounded out the tournament with an even-par 71 that saw him make 14 pars and two birdies.
Ken Keller tied for 20th with a career-low three-round score of 211 (72-68-71). The junior's three-under-par 68 in the second round, which featured 13 pars and four birdies, ranks as the second-lowest round of his career. Keller also notched 15 pars and an eagle on the par-five No. 8 during his final-round 71.
Cole Christman (69-79-72) and Zack Ford (74-71-75) each tied for 59th with three-round marks of 220. Christman, a freshman competing in just his second collegiate event, recorded 14 pars and three birdies during a career-low and two-under-par 69 in the first round. Ford, who was making his season debut and playing as an individual, carded nine pars, three birdies and an eagle on the par-five No. 8 during his even-par 71 in the second round. Ford's three-round score of 220 also marked a new career low.
VCU won the tournament title at 31 under par with a three-round mark of 821. Dayton placed second with an 824 while Eastern Kentucky and Eastern Michigan each tied for third with scores of 832. Horizon League members Wright State (838) and Cleveland State (875) finished fifth and 13th, respectively.
Schmidt took medalist honors for the Flyers with a three-round 202 (65-69-68). He finished one stroke in front of his teammate Domenic Maricocchi and VCU's Ian Peng.
The Penguins will return to Northeast Ohio to continue their fall schedule Sept. 30-Oct. 1 with the Akron Firestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron, Ohio.