Penguins Win Five-Team Niagara Invitational By 13 Strokes
Lewiston, N.Y. - The Youngstown State women's golf team used a solid second-round performance to win the Niagara Purple Eagles Invitational by 13 strokes. The event was held on Monday and Tuesday at the Niagara Falls Country Club.
The Penguins, which led by two shots after Monday's first round, finished with a team total of 326 on Tuesday as Robert Morris finished with a 337. For the event, YSU carded a 668 while the Colonials finished second with a 681. Niagara finished third with a 703 while Saint Francis (Pa.) was fourth with a 719.
The individual race saw three players tie for the regulation led - YSU's Aislynn Merling and Sarah Heimlich along with Saint Francis' Mallory Curtis. The three players tied with a two-round score of 163, however Curtis was victorious in a playoff. Merling had rounds of 83 and 80 while Heimlich shot 85 on Monday before improving by seven strokes on Tuesday with a 78.
YSU will look to keep that momentum going in its next tournament, the Horizon League Championships at Howie-In-The-Hills, Fla., later this month.
Youngstown State 342-326 -- 668
T1. Merling - 83-80 -- 163
T1. Heimlich - 85-78 -- 163
6. Mitzel - 84-83 -- 167
11. Molaskey - 90-85 -- 175
15. Khan - 94-87 -- 181