Mountaineer Golf Travels to ECU
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (April 2, 2017) – The West Virginia University golf team travels to Greenville, North Carolina, this week for the East Carolina Intercollegiate. The ECU Pirates will host the event on Monday and Tuesday at Brook Valley Country Club.
“We’re looking forward to competing at East Carolina this week,” coach Sean Covich said. “We have the opportunity to play at lot of our guys this week, which I am really excited about. It’s a chance for everyone to get some tournament reps in as we enter the last month of the season.”
In addition to the Mountaineers, the Pirates will welcome Coastal Carolina, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown, George Washington, High Point, Loyola, Maryland, Old Dominion and Western Kentucky to the event.
WVU is paired with Western Kentucky and George Washington in the first round. The Mountaineers will tee off starting at 8 a.m. on the par-72, 6,708-yard course. The WVU individuals will tee off of holes No. 1 and 10 at 7:50 a.m. Teams will play 36 holes on the first day of action with the final 18 holes coming on Tuesday.
Alan Cooke, Max Sear, Chris Williams, Tristan Nicholls and Etienne Papineau will represent the Mountaineers at the tournament. Avery Schneider and Drew Dewald will compete as individuals.
Cooke, Sear, Nicholls and Papineau will all compete in their 10th tournament of the season, while Williams enters his ninth. Schneider and Dewald will each compete in their fourth event.
At last weekend’s Furman Intercollegiate, Cooke went bogey-free to tie the school record of 66 in the final round. He moved up 50 spots in the final 18 holes to record a top-25 finish, tying for 23rd. Cooke ranks second on the team with a 73.04 scoring average.
Sear leads the Mountaineer golf team with a 73.00 scoring average with three rounds in the 60s. He previously tied the program’s low round with a 66 at the VCU Janney Shootout in October.
Live scoring is available through BirdieFire for all three rounds.
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