Women's Golf Seeks Second Straight Victory at Bucknell Invitational

Victoria Grans (Photo by Rob Hayes)
Victoria Grans (Photo by Rob Hayes)

The Youngstown State women's golf team will be seeking its second straight victory when it begins play in the Bucknell Invitational on Saturday at Bucknell Golf Club in Lewisburg, Pa.

The Penguins opened their 2019-20 season with a dominating 36-stroke win in the Roseann Schwartz Invitational on Sept. 2-3 at Mill Creek Golf Course in Boardman, Ohio. YSU will be competing in the Bucknell Invitational for the first time since the 2014-15 campaign.

The field will feature nine other schools including Bucknell, Hampton, La Salle, Lehigh, Navy, Richmond, St. Francis (Pa.), Towson and Wagner. The Penguins will be paired with Lehigh and Towson.

The teams are scheduled to play 36 holes on Saturday and 18 on Sunday with shotgun starts at 9 a.m. ET each day. The course at Bucknell Golf Club will play 5,921 yards and par is 70. Live scoring will be available via Golfstat.com and the Golfstat mobile app.

Head Coach Nate Miklos has announced that YSU's lineup will include Puthita Khuanrudee, Victoria Grans, Christina Lewis, Danae Rugola and Jenna Vivo. In addition, Tori Utrup will compete as an individual for the Penguins.

Vivo will be making her first appearance in the lineup this season while Utrup will play as an individual for the second straight event. Khuanrudee and Grans shared medalist honors in YSU's season-opening victory while Lewis and Rugola finished third and fourth, respectively, in their collegiate debuts. Vivo placed 10th in the Roseann Schwartz Invitational as an individual while Utrup tied for 14th.

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