Shutt Places Second, Penguins Fourth at Horizon League Championships

Katlyn Shutt tied for second place at the Horizon League Championships.
Katlyn Shutt tied for second place at the Horizon League Championships.

Howey-In-The-Hills, Fla. - Junior Katlyn Shutt finished tied for second place to lead the Youngstown State women's golf team at the Horizon League Championships, which concluded on Tuesday at the Mission Inn Resort's Las Colinas Course.

In the team standings, the Penguins finished fourth with a three-round total of 958. IUPUI won the championship for the second straight season with a 930, and finished 13 strokes ahead of runner-up Oakland. Cleveland State placed third with a team score of 952. YSU had a 323 in Tuesday's final round after posting scores of 321 and 314 on Sunday and Monday, respectively.

Shutt finished the tournament with a three-round score of 228 (79-75-74), and tied for second place with IUPUI's Marion DeBove. Maddie Zack of Oakland finished one stroke better with a three-round 227 to earn medalist honors. Shutt was named to the Horizon League All-Tournament Team for the second time in her career. She also earned the distinction after winning medalist honors as a freshman in 2017.

Shutt, a First-Team All-Horizon League honoree, made par or better on five of her first six holes and went on to play the front nine at two-over par (37). Over the first nine holes, she carded six pars, a birde at No. 6, one bogey and one double bogey. After two pars and two bogeys to begin the back nine, Shutt played her last five holes at three-under par to make a late push for the individual title.

Shutt birdied the par-5 14th and the par-3 15th before making par at No. 16 and No. 17. The junior then capped off one of the best individual seasons in program history with an impressive birdie on the par-5 No. 18. Shutt's tee shot veered left into a treeline and after taking cart-path relief, she hit a magnificent second shot that landed just off the green. After a chip to set up the birdie opporunity, she drained about an eight-foot putt to finish her historic campaign in strong fashion.

Puthita Khuanrudee placed 11th in her Horizon League Championships debut with a three-round total of 239. Khuanrudee, the Horizon League Freshman of the Year, had a final round 82 after shooting rounds of 78 and 79 in her prior rounds. She finished her round strong with seven pars in her final nine holes.

Freshman Victoria Grans was 21st with a three-round score of 246. Grans had a final-round score of 82 after rounds of 84 and 80. The Second-Team All-Horizon League selection also finished strong with six pars over her last seven holes. Her round was highlighted by a birdie on the par-3 No. 6.

Freshman Rattika Sittigool placed 25th with a three-round total of 249 after carding a final-round 86. The second-team all-league pick was tied for 15th going into the final day after rounds of 80 and 83 over the first two rounds.

Jenna Vivo finished 33rd with a three-round score of 252 after recording a final-round 85 on Tuesday. The freshman posted rounds of 87 and 80 during the first two rounds of play. After a difficult front nine, she bounced back to play the back nine at two-over par. She carded five pars and a birdie at No. 14 over the final nine holes.