Shutt Named Nike Horizon League Women's Golfer of the Week

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

Indianapolis, Ind. - Youngstown State junior Katlyn Shutt has been named the Nike Horizon League Women's Golfer of the Week for the period of Feb. 20-26, the league office announced on Wednesday.

Shutt carded a three-round 213 (74-72-67) to finish tied for third, and break her own school record of 217 for best individual 54-hole performance this week in the Kiawah Island Spring Classic at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in Kiawah Island, S.C. Shutt's record-breaking performance helped propel YSU to the best 54-hole tournament in program history, and a seventh-place finish out of 49 teams at the largest collegiate tournament in the country.

The Penguins posted a three-round team score of 878 (293-297-288) to shatter the previous school record of 913 for lowest 54-hole tournament performance. The Dover, Ohio, native earned her third top-five finish of the season, and was named to the Kiawah Island Spring Classic All-Tournament Team for her performance.

Shutt's third-round 67 (-5) tied for the second-lowest single-round score in program history, behind only the record-setting 64 (-8) that she posted earlier this season at the Roseann Schwartz Invitational. The junior now holds three of the four lowest single rounds in school history in addition to the 36-hole and 54-hole records. Shutt now has five rounds of par or better in 2018-19, which is also a new single-season school record. Current assistant coach Emily Robertson (Dixon) set the previous mark with four in 2014-15 and 2015-16.

Shutt's impressive 5-under 67 in Tuesday's final round featured six birdies and 11 pars as she moved from tied for 18th to tied for third. During the third round, she birdied or pared 13 consecutive holes at one point. Shutt's 67 also tied for the second-lowest single round of the event. Her first-round 74 featured 12 pars and two birdies while her even-par 72 in the second round included 14 pars and two birdies.

The Penguins will continue their spring season March 11-12 with the Benbow Collegiate Tournament at Blue Sky Golf Club in Jacksonville, Fla.