Women's Golf Wraps Up Play at Nittany Lion Invitational

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

State College, Pa. - The Youngstown State women's golf team finished tied for 11th in the 2018 Nittany Lion Invitational at the Penn State Blue Course on Sunday. The team's three-round total of 925 ranks as the third-lowest, 54-hole mark in program history.

The Penguins posted team scores of 308 and 306 in the first two rounds on Saturday before finishing with a 311 in the final round on Sunday. YSU posted the second-lowest, 54-hole score in school history with a 923 on Sept. 11 at the NKU Fall Classic.

Katlyn Shutt (79-76-73) and Puthita Khuanrudee (76-74-78) each carded a three-round 228 to finish tied for 37th. The three-round marks of 228 tied for the sixth-lowest, 54-hole individual scores in school history. Shutt and Khuanrudee have each been YSU's top finisher twice through three events.

Shutt's one-over 73 in the final round was the team's lowest single-round score of the tournament. The junior was one-under on the front nine during the final session with eight pars and a birdie. For the round, Shutt carded a total of 13 pars and two birdies to move up 18 spots on the leaderboard.

Victoria Grans turned in a three-round 231 (76-76-79), Jenna Vivo posted a 243 (77-82-84) and Megan Creager finished with a 247 (86-80-81). This was the first event of the fall in which the Penguins did not have at least one golfer finish in the top 10.

Penn State secured the championship for the third time in four years after a tie breaker which was determined by the teams fifth player's higher score – Penn State 76, Washington 77. The Nittany Lions and the Huskies each finished at even par with a three-round 864.

Sarah Willis of Penn State set a Nittany Lion Invitational record and 54-hole school record with a 205 (-11) to earn individual medalist honors by eight strokes.

The Penguins are scheduled to compete next in the Princeton University Invitational on Sept. 29-30 at Springdale Golf Club in Princeton, N.J.