Men’s golf comes in swinging at Bucknell Invitational

By Joseph Frattaroli

On Tuesday, Oct. 12 the Youngstown State University men’s golf team finished second at the Bucknell Invitational at Bucknell Golf Club in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The Penguins were led by junior Cole Christman, who tied for fifth. This placement is the team’s highest of the fall season.

The Penguins finished with a three-round team total of 847. This score was the second lowest 54-hole score since the 2007-2008 Indiana University Purdue Fort Wayne Fall Classic where the record was set at 835. The team finished seven strokes behind the tournament champion Army West Point and tied for second with Bucknell. 

Christman ended with a career-best three-round score of 208 and received his first top-five finish. Seniors Kevin Scherr and Ken Keller both posted a three-round score of 213 to tie for 13th. Senior Bryan Kordupel finished with a three-round 215 to tie for 20th. Senior Zach Ford ended with a three-round 217 to tie for 29th. Lastly, playing as an individual for his first collegiate event, freshman Conner Stevens finished with a score of 223 to tie for 51st.

At the Dayton Flyer Invitational at NCR Country Club in Kettering, Ohio, Scherr finished fourth, leading the Penguins to another second-place finish. YSU finished with a three-round team total of 870. The team finished 18 strokes behind the leader, Wright State University.

Scherr finished with a score of 213 for his second top-10 finish this season. Kordupel and Christman tied for 16th with a three-round score of 219. Playing as an individual, sophomore Dean Austalosh tied for 25th with a three-round score of 223. Keller finished with a three-round score of 224 to post 31st. Senior Zach Ford ended the event with a three-round score of 225 to place 34th.

YSU men’s golf will end the fall season Oct. 23-24 with the Towson Fall Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, Maryland.