Katlyn Shutt Tied For Day One Lead At Horizon League Golf Championships

Katlyn Shutt
Katlyn Shutt

Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. - Defending Horizon League Champion Katlyn Shutt is in tie for first at the 2018 Horizon League Championships following an opening round 76 on Sunday on the Las Colinas Golf Course.

Shutt, who won last year's title as a freshman, fired an opening round 76 and is tied with Oakland's Kylee Sullivan after the first 18 holes. Just a stroke behind the pair are UIC's Kelly Sterling, Oakland's Fiona Schmidt and Detroit Mercy's Shana Murphy.

In the team standings following first the day, the Guins find themselves in seventh place with a score of 335. However, YSU is just five shots out of third place. Taking the first-round lead is IUPUI with a 317 while Oakland is second at 320 and UIC sits third with a 330.

Shutt's round was highlighted by an eagle three on the par-5 14th hole. The eagle allowed her to play the last five holes at three-under par, which also included a birdie at the 15th. She played the final 10 holes at one-under par and had a 37 on the back nine after a front side four-over par 43. Additionally she had a birdie on No. 6.

In her Horizon League Championships debut, freshman Tori Utrup had a solid opening round of 84. Utrup's round featured birdies at No. 5 and No. 16 and six pars. Following the first round she is tied for 18th place. 

Freshman Kara Raines carded an opening round 87 and is tied for 28th place. Raines had seven pars and a birdie at the seventh.

Senior Courtney Shutt is tied for 32nd after a first-round 88 while Megan Creager is 39th after shooting a 92. Both golfers birdied the par-4 fourth hole during their rounds.

The Penguins' second round on Monday will get underway at 7:30 a.m.

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