WVU 11th at Mountaineer Intercollegiate

wvu marker-5863BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (October 19, 2015) After sitting inside the top five for parts of the afternoon, a late stumble put the West Virginia University golf team in 11th place after one round at the Mountaineer Intercollegiate on Monday evening at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, West Virginia.

 WVU carded a team score of 305 for 17 over par. No. 11 Penn State sits in first place with a team score of 294 for six over, while UConn is second at 294 (+7). Miami (OH) sits third with a 298 (+10) and Bowling Green and Cincinnati tied for fourth place at 11 over par, carding scores of 299.

 “We didn’t play our best today. At certain stretches of the day we had it going, but ultimately we didn’t finish the round,” said coach Sean Covich. “The good news is we get another opportunity to redeem ourselves tomorrow.”

 Freshman Max Sear was atop the leaderboard at one point, but double bogeyed and bogeyed the final two holes to slip to a tie for eighth place. Sear birdied three holes on the front nine and registered another on the back nine, finishing with a 73 for one over par.

 Chris Williams was a stroke behind, carding a 74 to finish two over. A pair of birdies on the back nine helped to tie for 14th place.

 Easton Renwick and Avery Schneider tied for 56th place, both shooting 79 for seven over par. Renwick finished two over on the front nine with a pair of birdies, but was five over on the back nine. Schneider birdied one hole on the front nine and added another on the back nine.

 Alan Cooke finished the afternoon eight over par with a score of 80. He sits in a tie for 68th.

 Playing as an individual, Mason Short shot one over par with a 73 to tie for eighth, recording four birdies on the afternoon. Tae Wan Lee and Cold Hand also played as individuals, tying for 46th with scores of 78 for sixth over par. Jon Ransone tied for 74th with an 82 (+10), while Tristan Nicholls was 79th with a 91 (+19).

 Golfers return to the course tomorrow morning in a shotgun start at 9 a.m. at Pete Dye Golf Club.

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SOURCE: WVU SPORTS INFORMATION

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