Shutt Paces Penguins at Butler Fall Invitational

Courtney Shutt
Courtney Shutt

Indianapolis, Ind. - The Youngstown State women's golf team finished sixth in the Butler Fall Invitational at Highland Golf and Country Club on Tuesday. The Penguins shot a two-round total of 639 on the par-70 course with a 318 on Monday and a 321 on Tuesday.

Courtney Shutt led the way with a two-round total score of 150 to finish in a tie for ninth place. The senior shot YSU's lowest score in each round with a 73 on Monday and a 77 on Tuesday. Shutt's first-round 73 ranks as the team's lowest single-round score this season and her ninth place finish is also the best by any YSU golfer this fall.

Megan Creager finished tied for 22nd with a two-round score of 159 (77-82). The junior now has two top-25 finishes in the three events she's played this season.

Freshman Tori Utrup posted a 161 with an 83 on Monday and a 78 on Tuesday. Utrup's second-round 78 was her lowest round so far this season. Freshman Kara Raines carded a 169 after rounds of 85 and 84 respectively.

Raines and Utrup were each competing in just the third event of their collegiate careers. Freshman Haylee McGovern was not able to compete in the event due to illness.

Indianapolis took home the team title by an impressive 20 strokes with a two-round 579. 

The individual title was decided with a playoff as three players finished tied atop the leaderboard. Sierra Hargens of Indiana State took home medalist honors after four playoff holes over Paxton DeHaven and Kylie Raines of Indianapolis.

The Penguins will wrap up their fall schedule on Oct. 9 and 10 with the Shirley Spork EMU Invitational at Eagle Crest Resort in Ypsilanti, Mich.

 

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