Sear, WVU atop Leaderboard at N.C. State

wvu marker-5863MORGANTOWN, W. Va. (October 5, 2015) – Freshman Max Sear and the West Virginia University golf team are currently in the lead after one round of play at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate, hosted by N.C. State, at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Monday.

The Mountaineers shot a 289 for five over par to jump ahead of Campbell for the team lead after 18 holes. The Camels sit second at six over with a team score of 290. WVU was paired with Chattanooga and the host Wolfpack, who are tied for third with scores of 292 for eight over par.

“Just like last week, I’m proud of our guys,” said WVU coach Sean Covich. “They had a great attitude and fight about them today in some pretty adverse conditions. We’ve put ourselves into position to have a really good finish. We just need to play well again tomorrow.”

Sear, who finished three under par with a career-low 68, is joined atop the leaderboard by Augusta’s Robin Petersson. The lone Mountaineer to play in all four events this fall, Sear registered four birdies and a single bogey taking the lead.

Joining the freshman in the top-20 are Avery Schneider and Easton Renwick. Schneider sits fourth after 18 holes, firing a season-low 70 to finish one under with a trio of birdies and a pair of bogeys. Renwick is tied for 15th place, carding a 73 to end the round two over par. He finished the front nine at even par with a pair of birdies and a pair of bogeys, but bogeyed three of the last four holes.

Chris Williams is tied for 64th, shooting a 78 to end the day seven over par, while Tae Wan Lee shot 84 (+13) to sit tied for 89th place.

Playing as an individual, Alan Cooke is tied for 64th. He finished seven over par with a score of 78.

The Mountaineers will tee off for the final round starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday. The event has been shortened to 36 holes from 54 due to weather conditions in the area.

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