Shutt Sets Career Eagles Mark as Penguins Conclude Play at Princeton University Invitational

Katlyn Shutt (Photo by Drae Smith)
Katlyn Shutt (Photo by Drae Smith)

Princeton, N.J. - Junior Katlyn Shutt set school records for single-season and career eagles as the Youngstown State women's golf team concluded play at the Princeton University Invitational at Springdale Golf Club on Sunday.

The Penguins finished 11th with a two-round team total of 625 on the par-72 course. YSU posted a 315 in the first round on Saturday before carding a 310 over the final 18 holes on Sunday.

Puthita Khuanrudee finished tied for 35th and was the Penguins' top finisher for the third time in four events this fall with a two-round 154 (76-78). The freshman was one-over with a pair of birdies on the front nine during the first round of play.

Fellow freshman Victoria Grans finished just one stroke back in 38th with a 155 (76-79). The native of Stockholm, Sweden, was one-over with eight pars on the back nine in the first round.

Shutt (81-77) and freshman Rattika Sittigool (82-76) each carded a 158 to finish tied for 45th. Sittigool's four-over 76 in the second round featured 10 pars and two birdies.

Shutt was one-under with five pars, a birdie and her third eagle of the season on the front nine in the first round. Her eagle came on the par-five number three at Springdale Golf Club.

The junior's three eagles this fall are a new singe-season school record. Shutt has also become the school's all-time leader with five career eagles. She broke the record of four previously held by current assistant coach Emily Robertson (Dixon) and Felicia Ciotola.

With four birdies this weekend, Shutt also moved up to ninth all-time in program history with 75 in her career.

Megan Creager finished the event with a two-round 165 (82-83). The senior was two-over with five pars and a birdie on the back nine during the first round.

Penn State won the tournament by eight strokes over Georgetown with a 588 (294-294). Ami Gianchandani of Yale took medalist honors with a two-round 141 (74-67). Her second-round 67 tied for the lowest single-round score of the event.

The Penguins will finish their fall schedule on Oct. 15-16 with the University of Dayton Fall Invitational at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio.