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Youngstown State Steals the Show

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College CentralDAYTON, Ohio -- The Youngstown State women's golf team earned the first-ever Horizon League Women's Golf title and first Horizon League women's crown in school history on Tuesday finishing 10 strokes ahead of Loyola at the League's Women's Golf Championships at the Country Club of the North on Tuesday.

The Penguins finished with a three-round score of 981and were led by Lori Hatcher who earned the individual title by six strokes with a 235 (77-80-78). Jennifer Grossi placed third with a 242 (82-80-80), one stroke behind Butler's Melanie McLeod. Gina Abruzzino tied for fifth place, carding a 245 (84-83-78). All three individuals earned all-tournament accolades.

Loyola placed second in the tournament with a 991 while Butler was third with a 994. Cleveland State placed fourth with a 1,033. The Penguins had the lowest score each day in the wire-to-wire victory.

Also competing for YSU was Nichole Hamstreet who was 13th with a 264 (85-88-91) and Jennie Fleiner who placed 16th with a 267 (92-89-86).