Women's Golf Finishes Third at Seminole State Spring Break

Courtney Shutt
Courtney Shutt

Lake Mary, Fla. - The Youngstown State women's golf team finished third in the Seminole State Spring Break event at Timacuan Golf Club on Wednesday with a two-round 639. The Penguins had a thirteen-stroke improvement between rounds, shooting a 313 in the second round on Wednesday after posting a 326 in the first round on Tuesday.

The Penguins sat in fifth place and two shots back of third at the end of the first round. With a solid final round, YSU was able to jump both Presbyterian and Southeastern on the leaderboard to earn the third-place finish. In addition to the strong team performance, Youngstown State had three golfers finish in the top-15 individually.

Courtney Shutt earned a season-best, sixth-place finish after shooting a two-round 154 (79-75). The senior has now placed in the top-12 and been YSU's top finisher on three occasions this season. The sixth-place finish was Shutt's second in the top-10 and the best by a YSU golfer so far in 2017-18.

Megan Creager jumped up six spots on the leaderboard from round one to round two and finished in a tie for 12th with a 160 (82-78). The junior has now finished in the top-22 in four of the five stroke play events she has competed in this season. Creager's 12th-place finish at Seminole State was a season-best and her second in the top-20 this season.

Katlyn Shutt moved up seven spots on Wednesday to finish in a tie for 15th with a two-round 161 (83-78). The sophomore, who won medalist honors last year at the Horizon League Championships, was competing for just the second time since missing the entire fall season due to injury.

Gabby Minor, the 2015-16 Horizon League Freshman of the Year, was also playing in her second event of the season as she missed the entire fall due to injury as well. The sophomore finished 22nd with a two-round 164 (82-82).

Tori Utrup posted a 174 (83-91) while Kara Raines, who was playing as an individual, shot a 177 (85-92).

Thoughts from Head Coach Nate Miklos: "We played really solid today, I am very pleased with our play and the start we've had to the spring season. It's great to have everyone healthy and back in the lineup. I think we are going to see some big things from this team."

The third-place performance at Seminole State comes after the Penguins posted a 2-1 record on their way to a fifth-place finish at Oyster Shuck Match Play in their spring debut last week.

Youngstown State will be back in action March 25-26 at Marietta Country Club in Marietta, Ohio for the Marietta College Pioneer Classic.

For news and updates throughout the season, follow the YSU women's golf program on Twitter @YSUWomensGolf

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