By Cameron Stubbs
Youngstown State University’s women’s golf team entered full swing as it hosted its first two events of the season.
The Youngstown State Kickoff outing was successful as the Penguins took first place with a final score of 290, the sixth lowest in school history in an 18-hole performance.
Fifth-year senior Puthita Khuanrudee shot a career best three-under-par 69, which led the team to the 28-stroke victory.
Khaunrudee did not let her first place finish get in the way of the teams great start as she stated in a post game interview,
“I’m really excited for my fifth year,” Khaunrudee said. “Playing with the team, enjoying the moment, that’s just it for my last year.”
Junior Titita Loudtragulngam finished in second place with a score of 73, while junior Madie Smithco and senior Christina Lewis tied for third as they both finished with a score of 74.
Senior Danae Rugola and sophomore Lizzie Saur both finished with a score of 78 to tie for fifth place.
Following the win, the Penguins hosted the Roseann Schwartz Invitational. 10 total schools participated in the event and the Penguins came out on top.
Led again by Khuanrudee with a career best two-round score of 141. This finish was the third best in school history.
Saur was next up finishing in fourth place with a two-round score of 145. Loudtragulngam followed after her as she posted a fifth place score of 146.
Head coach Nate Miklos is proud of the team’s strong start and hopes to continue to build on this success throughout the season.
“We just have an incredibly strong team this season” Miklos stated, “All the way down our lineup we’re really good, our goal is just to keep getting better.
Up next, the Penguins will travel to University Park, Pennsylvania to participate in the Nittany Lion Invitational hosted by Penn State University this weekend, Sept. 17 and 18. Follow along at ysusports.com.