Katlyn Shutt
Katlyn Shutt
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Dover, Ohio
High School: Dover
Major: Pre-Pharmacy

2018-19 (Junior): Participated in 12 tournaments and 26 rounds…earned six top-five finishes…averaged a single-season school record 74.4 strokes per round…named First-Team All-Horizon League...earned medalist honors at the Roseann Schwartz Invitational with a two-round 132 (68-64)…finished 12-under par and won by 12 strokes…eight-under-par 64 was the lowest individual round in school history…came after she broke the program record for lowest round in relation to par with a four-under 68 the day prior…two-round 132 set a new school mark for lowest 36-hole performance…finished third at the Dayton Fall Invitational with a two-round 143 (73-70)…broke her own school record for lowest 54-hole performance with a 213 (74-72-67) to tie for third at the Kiawah Island Spring Classic...finished fourth with a two-round 145 (69-76) at the Indiana State Invitational...tied for medalist honors with an even-par 72 at the YSU Spring Invitational...tied for second at the Horizon League Championships with a three-round 228 (79-75-74)...named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team...set a new single-season school record with six rounds of par or better including four below 70...earned her third letter.

2017-18 (Sophomore): Participated in five tournaments and 10 rounds after missing the entire fall slate due to injury...averaged a team-best 78.6 strokes per round...named Horizon League Golfer of the Week on April 18...returned in the spring to earn two top-10 finishes and another in the top 15...was YSU's top finisher in each of its final three events...finished tied for first with a single-round score of 74 at the Sand Ridge Shootout...shared medalist honors with teammate Megan Creager...earned a team-best eighth-place finish at the Horizon League Championships with a three-round 236 (76-87-73)...third-round 73 was her low round of the season...was YSU's top finisher at the league meet for the second straight season...finished tied for 15th at Seminole State Spring Break with a two-round 161 (83-78)...posted a two-round total of 158 (80-78) at the Dolores Black Falcon Invitational...earned her second letter.

2016-17 (Freshman): Participated in 10 tournaments and 23 rounds...averaged 77.6 strokes per round...took medalist honors at the Horizon League Championships with a three round score of 217 (73-71-73)...three-round total set a Horizon League Championships and YSU record...finished tied for 10th at the YSU Kickoff with a two-round score of 155 (73-82)...finished tied for 22nd at the NKU Fall Classic with a three-round score of 237 (79-83-75)...tied for ninth at the OU Golden Grizzlies Invitational with a two-round score of 163 (79-84)...finished tied for 10th at the Roseann Schwartz Invitational with a two-round score of 158 (77-81)...tied for sixth at the YSU Spring Kickoff with a single round score of 77...finished 12th at the Navy Spring Invitational with a two-round score of 161 (83-78)...earned her first letter.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a first-team Division I All-Ohio selection as a senior...carded a two-round 151 (78-73) in first appearance at the Division I state meet...was named the Eastern District Player of the Year after averaging 75.1 strokes per round in the fall...finished fourth at the Division II Ohio Championships as junior with a two-round 148 (73-75)...Dover won the state championship by nine shots over Cortland Lakeview in 2014...as a sophomore, tied for seventh with a 155 (77-78) as Dover finished second in the team race...was a four-year letterwinner and three-time all-state honoree...coach was Eric Adams.

PERSONAL: Parents are Marcina and Wayne Shutt...her sister, Courtney, was a member of the YSU women's golf team from 2014-2018...major is pre-pharmacy...is the 2018-19 recipient of the Mincey Family Scholarship.

More about Katlyn:

Why I chose YSU: I chose YSU because of how connected the team was and how connected the athletes were as a whole. It doesn’t get any better than having teammates that will be your friends for a lifetime.

The best thing about Coach Miklos is: He cares about his players as if they are his own daughters. He will go above and beyond for you and it truthfully means the world knowing I have a coach that would go to the ends of the earth to make sure we’re all healthy and happy.

The best thing about being a Penguin golfer: The experience itself. Only a handful of people ever get to experience being a college athlete, let alone a Division I athlete. We get to experience so many things and although it is a huge commitment, I wouldn’t change it for the world.

The best thing about going to school at YSU is: The professors care about you as a person, the campus is beautiful, the football games are phenomenal and everyone is so friendly that it just feels like home.

At 150 yards, I pull out my: 7 iron.

My favorite club in my bag is my: Driver. Nothing feels better than the first drive, straight down the middle, to set off a powerful and confident round.

My favorite golf course: Tobacco Road Golf Club (Sanford, North Carolina). We played this on Spring Break my freshman year and it was the most unique course I have ever played and definitely made a big impact on my top five favorite courses.

My favorite golfer: Danielle Kang

My golf superstitions/rituals are: Hairstyle. If I play well the first day, my hairstyle stays the same (bun, ponytail, braid). If I don’t play well, I switch it up.

Person I would love to play a round of golf with: Dustin Johnson, just to watch in person how far he hits it.

My greatest sports moment: When we were playing a tournament in North Carolina, I eagled from about 50 yards out and when I came in from my round I found out that my sister, who was playing directly behind me, had eagled the same hole from almost the same exact spot.

Best career competitive round: 71 on the second day of the Horizon League Championships. It also ended up being my career low tournament as well which is 1+ for three rounds.

Hobbies: Sleeping 

Post-college plans/ambitions: Move south or west and become a teaching pro or a pharmacist for a big hospital.