Penguins Use Record-Setting Round to Seize Lead at Roseann Schwartz Invitational

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

Boardman, Ohio - The Youngstown State women's golf team used a couple of record-setting performances to grab control of the lead after round one of the fifth annual Roseann Schwartz Invitational at Mill Creek Golf Course on Monday.

The Penguins posted a team score of 286, which is the lowest 18-hole mark in school history by an impressive 10 strokes. The previous mark of 296 was set at the MAC Fall Preview in October of 2015. After one round, YSU holds an eight-stroke advantage over the defending champion, Marshall, which turned in a team score of 294.

Katlyn Shutt led the way for the Penguins, enjoying a record-setting performance of her own. The junior turned in a career-best, four-under-par 68, which earned her the lead and set a new school record for lowest single-round score in relation to par. Overall, Shutt's round ranks as the second lowest in program history. Former Penguin Allison Mitzel shot a three-under 67 in October of 2012.

Shutt currently sits atop the leaderboard, just two strokes ahead of her teammate, Victoria Grans. The freshman from Stockholm, Sweden, was sensational in her collegiate debut, shooting a two-under 70. That score is tied for the fourth-lowest, single-round performance in school history.

A couple of other Penguins were also impressive in their first collegiate event. Puthita Khuanrudee is tied for fifth after posting a one-over 73 while Rattika Sittigool is tied for seventh after carding a 75. Sophomore Kara Raines is also tied for seventh after shooting a career-low 75 while freshman Jenna Vivo is tied for 10th after posting a 78 in her debut.

Senior Megan Creager finished with an 82 while sophomore Tori Utrup and freshman Britney Jonda each carded an 85.

The teams will play the second and final round tomorrow with a shotgun start slated for 9 a.m.

Admission for fans at Mill Creek's North Course is free and the course is located at West Golf Drive, Boardman, Ohio 44512.