Women's Golf to Host YSU Spring Invitational on Saturday at Youngstown Country Club

Tori Utrup (Photo by Drae Smith)
Tori Utrup (Photo by Drae Smith)

The Youngstown State women's golf team's final tune-up before the Horizon League Championships will be this Saturday when it hosts the YSU Spring Invitational at Youngstown Country Club in Youngstown, Ohio.

The Penguins are coming off a second-place finish at the Indiana State University Invitational last week. YSU has finished first or second in three straight outings, and in six of its 10 team events this season including three victories.

Youngstown State will be hosting its second event of the 2018-19 season. The Penguins began the campaign by hosting and winning the Roseann Schwartz Invitational at Mill Creek Park Golf Club in early September. The field this Saturday will feature three other teams including Bowling Green, Cleveland State and Niagara. Kent State will also have two golfers competing as individuals.

"We are very excited to be hosting this weekend at YCC," said Head Coach Nate Miklos. "It's always great to have the opportunity to be at home, and compete on our home course. We've continued to improve all season, and all of that hard work has really paid off. Our goal is to put together a great round on Saturday and more importantly, continue to become the best team we can be."

The teams will play 18 holes on Saturday with tee times scheduled from 10:30 a.m. to noon. The course will play approximately 5,914 yards and par is 72. There will be no live scoring for the event, and results will be posted at the conclusion of play.

Head Coach Nate Miklos has announced that YSU's lineup will include Puthita Khuanrudee, Victoria Grans, Rattika Sittigool, Jenna Vivo and Katlyn Shutt. Megan Creager, Kara Raines, Tori Utrup and Britney Jonda will also be competing as individuals.

YSU Tee Times:

  • Jonda – 10:30
  • Utrup – 10:40
  • Raines – 11:00
  • Creager – 11:10
  • Shutt – 11:20
  • Vivo – 11:30
  • Sittigool – 11:40
  • Grans – 11:50
  • Khuanrudee - 12:00

Shutt, Grans and Khuanrudee have competed in all 10 of YSU's team events this season while Creager, Sittigool and Vivo have each participated in nine tournaments. Raines will be competing for the fifth time this season while Utrup and Jonda will each be participating in their third event.

Playing as an individual, Raines earned medalist honors for the first time in her career last Saturday at the JCU One Day Shootout. Utrup finished tied for fifth and Jonda tied for 19th at the event.

There is no fee or admission. Fans and spectators are invited to come out and support the Penguins. Youngstown Country Club is located at 1402 Country Club Drive Youngstown, Ohio 44505.

For news and updates throughout the spring season, follow the YSU women's golf program on Twitter @YSUWomensGolf