Khuanrudee Finishes Ninth to Lead Penguins at NKU Fall Classic

Puthita Khuanrudee (Photo by Drae Smith)
Puthita Khuanrudee (Photo by Drae Smith)

Batavia, Ohio - The Youngstown State women's golf team finished tied for sixth place and had three golfers place in the top 20 at the NKU Fall Classic at Elks Run Golf Club on Tuesday. Freshman Puthita Khuanrudee paced the Penguins with a three-round 224 (76-74-74) to finished tied for ninth.

As a team, YSU posted a total of 923 (305-316-302) on the par-71 course to finished tied with defending champion UNC Asheville.

After finishing tied for third in the season opener, Victoria Grans tied for 16th at NKU with a 227 (78-76-73). The freshman's third-round 73 was the team's lowest mark of the event.

Playing as an individual, Megan Creager finished in a tie for 18th with a 229 (75-79-75). The senior's two rounds of 75 mark her season-best through two events.

Freshmen Jenna Vivo and Rattika Sittigool finished 40th and tied for 47th respectively. Vivo posted a 236 (79-80-77) while Sittigool carded a 239 (74-86-79). Sittigool's first-round 74 is the lowest of her career through just two tournaments.

Katlyn Shutt played only two rounds coming off her dominant victory in the Roseann Schwartz Invitational. The sophomore fired a 77 in the first round and a 78 in the final round on Tuesday.

Cincinnati won the event by an impressive 22 strokes over runner-up IUPUI. The Bearcats finished with a team total of 876 (287-297-292). The group's first-round 287 was the lowest single-round team score of the event.

Marion DeBove of IUPUI took home medalist honors by three strokes after shooting a one-under 212 (73-71-68). DeBove's final-round 68 matched the lowest single-round score of the tournament.

The Penguins will return to competition Sept. 22-23 for the Nittany Lion Invitational hosted by Penn State in State College, Pa.