WVU Fourth at Old Town Club Collegiate
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Sept. 23, 2019) – After producing two of the lowest rounds in program history, the West Virginia University golf team is in fourth place after two rounds of play at the Old Town Club Collegiate Invitational, hosted by No. 1 Wake Forest, at the Old Town Club in Wake Forest, North Carolina, on Monday.
All five Mountaineers sit in the top 25 with 18 holes to play. Additionally, junior Logan Perkins tied the program record for an individual low round while playing as an individual at a separate tournament.
WVU’s second-round team score of 273 ranks second in the program record books, just two strokes shy of the school-record low of 271 set last season at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic Invitational. The Mountaineers’ first-round score of 274 is tied for third all-time. The team’s combined score of 547 has the Mountaineers in fourth place at 13-under-par. Washington leads the way at 23 under, followed by host Wake Forest at 18-under-par. Louisville is two strokes ahead of West Virginia at 15-under-par.
Junior Matthew Sharpstene leads WVU at four-under-par with a score 67-69=136, sitting 13th overall. He used a pair of birdies and an eagle to finish three-under in the first round and added four more birdies in the second, shooting one-under.
Senior Philipp Matlari, freshman Nico Lang, senior Etienne Papineau and junior Mark Goetz all totaled 138 for two-under on the day and are tied for 22nd place. With five birdies in the first round, Goetz found himself tied for 10th with a 67. He then finished one-over with a 71 in the second round.
Matlari, Lang and Papineau all produced matching scores of 70-68.
Playing as an individual at the NKU Fall Collegiate Classic, Perkins used eight birdies to fire a 64, tying the program low round set in 2018 by Sharpstene. He shot a two-under-par 69 in the first round and is atop the leaderboard at nine-under-par with a 133.
Freshman Christian Boyd is tied for ninth place at one-over with a score of 71-72=143. Sophomore Kurtis Grant is tied for 16th, shooting 72-73=145 for three-over-par while freshman Trent Tipton shot 73-80=153 for 11-over.
Paired with East Carolina and Cincinnati at the Old Town Club, the Mountaineers will tee off for the third and final round at 8:20 tomorrow starting with Papineau.
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