Let’s Go Mountaineers! WVU Golf Heads TO NCAA Championships

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WVU Golf Makes First NCAA Appearance Since 1947. This is a Murad Cigarette Company collectable card featuring WVU golf from 1910 or 1911.

Let’s Go Mountaineers! WVU Golf Heads To NCAA Championships

Yesterday, the golf team of my Alma Mater, West Virginia, advanced out of regionals to the NCAA Championship for only the second time in school history. The first time was in 1947.

The school made its first appearance in the NCAA regionals in 2019.

To be fair, WVU has not been continuously playing golf since that time. The team was eliminated in 1984 and reconstituted only in 2015.

A lot of credit goes to coach Sean Covich, who started a team from scratch, got them to the regionals four years later, and in the NCAA Championships in nine years.

That, against what surely is a major challenge in recruiting kids to a place where you can’t play for several months out of the year due to mountain cold and snow.

This year’s regionals were played at The Farms Golf Club in Ranch Sante Fe, California. WVU finished third — tied with Oklahoma State — and behind only Oklahoma and California. If not for a -11 performance in the third round by Oklahoma — when the next best score was -1 — they might have finished higher.

The final scores are below from golfstat.com.

Junior Max Green once again led the way for WVU on Wednesday, shooting 1-under-par to finish the tournament in sixth place with a final score of 71-69-69=209 (-1). Classmate Todd Duncan also finished in the top 15 on the individual leaderboard, carding scores of 73-70-70=213 (+3).
Sophomore Kaleb Wilson finished tied for 22nd place with a 71-70-73=214 (+4) total, while senior Jackson Davenport turned in a 1-over-par 71 in the final round to finish 75-71-71=217 (+7). Junior Pierce Grieve rounded out WVU’s lineup in 49th with a pair of Even-par performances for a 70-82-70=222 (+12) final total.

The Championships are at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad May 24 – 29.

Let’s Go Mountaineers!

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