Mountaineers Head to The Hootie at Bull’s Bay

The Hootie at Bull’s Bay

Mountaineers Head to The Hootie at Bull’s Bay

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (March 24, 2019) – After nearly a month off from competition, the West Virginia University golf team returns to action on Sunday when the Mountaineers travel to Awendaw, South Carolina, to compete in The Hootie Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay.

South Carolina will host the tournament on the 6,104-yard, par-72 Bulls Bay course. Golfers will hit the links in tee times start at 10 a.m. with one round each day on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

The No. 41 Mountaineers will be joined by Big 12 foes No. 36 Kansas State and No. 38 Iowa State in the event. In addition to the No. 20 Gamecocks, No. 4 Duke, No. 27 NC State, No. 48 Ole Miss, Purdue, Virginia, the College of Charleston, Kentucky, Missouri, Kent State and Wisconsin will make up the field.

West Virginia is paired with Duke and Missouri for the first round, teeing off No. 10 starting at 10 am.

Senior Max Sear, sophomore Matthew Sharpstene, junior Etienne Papineau, sophomore Logan Perkins and freshman Kurtis Grant will represent WVU at the event.

“We are honored to be playing in one of the best events in college golf,” coach Sean Covich said. “The Hootie combines a great golf course, a strong field of teams and a first-class atmosphere. This week will test our ability to play in the wind as Monday and Tuesday, the winds are expected to gust.”

Sear, Sharpstene and Papineau will each appear in their sixth event of the season. Sear leads the squad with a 70.50 scoring average this season to go with a trio of top-20 finishes. Sharpstene is second at 70.89, boasting four top-20 finishes on his resume while Papineau has a 72.06 stroke average.

Perkins appears in the lineup for the fourth time this season after playing in three events as an individual, while Grant makes the fourth start of his rookie campaign.

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