Youngstown, Ohio – Katlyn Shutt tied for medalist honors as the Youngstown State women's golf team earned its fourth victory of the season on Saturday at the YSU Spring Invitational at Youngstown Country Club.
It marks just the fifth time in program history that the Penguins have won at least four tournaments in a season. YSU also won four events under Head Coach Nate Miklos in 2014-15 and 2015-16. The single-season school record of five victories was set in 1999-00 and 1997-98 under former coach Roseann Schwartz.
In its final tune-up before the Horizon League Championships, Youngstown Stated fired a team score of 298 to win the one-day event by 10 strokes over runner-up Cleveland State. It was the team's 10th single-round mark of below 300 this season; there were only four such rounds in program history prior.
Four Penguins finished in the top 10 of the individual standings on Saturday, and another finished tied for 11th. Shutt tied for medalist honors with an even-par 72 that featured five birdies and eight pars. It was the second time this season that the junior has won medalist honors. The performance also marked Shutt's fifth top-five finish of the campaign, and her seventh in the top 10.
With her even-par 72 on Saturday, Shutt extended her single-season school record for rounds of par or better to seven. It was also her ninth career round of par or better, which ties current assistant coach Emily Robertson (Dixon) for the YSU career record.
Puthita Khuanrudee finished fourth with a 1-over-par 73 that included an eagle on number 13. The freshman claimed her third top-five finish of the season, and her sixth in the top 10. Jenna Vivo carded a 76 to tie for sixth and match her best finish of the season. It was the freshman's second top-10 finish of the season, and her fourth in the top 15. She has now finished top-15 in four straight events.
Rattika Sittigool was one stroke behind Vivo with a 77 to finish in a tie for eighth. The freshman has now finished in the top 10 in each of her last four tournaments. Victoria Grans was right behind Sittigool with a 78 to finish tied for 11th. The freshman has now totaled six top-15 finishes this season.
Cleveland State's Kaylee Neumeister and Kent State's Marissa Kirkwood also fired even-par 72's to tie for medalist honors along with Shutt.
The Penguins will now turn their attention toward the Horizon League Championships, which will take place April 21-23 at Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.