WVU Golf’s Sharpstene T-2nd Midway Through Big 12s
TULSA Okla. (April 23, 2018) – Freshman Matthew Sharpstene shot three-under-par in the second round to sit in a three-way tie for second place through two rounds of play at the 2018 Big 12 Golf Championship, hosted by Oklahoma at Southern Hill Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Monday.
The Charlotte, North Carolina, native carded a pair of birdies in the first round of play to shoot three-over par with a 73. Starting on 10 in the second, he carded three birdies on the back nine before adding two more on the front nine to tie for the lowest score of the second round with a 67. He boasts a two-round score of 140 for even par.
West Virginia sits in ninth place as a team. The Mountaineers shot 303-288=591 to end the day at 31 over par. They sit three strokes ahead of K-State (594) and three back from TCU (588). Iowa State sits atop the team leaderboard at nine over with a 569, followed by No. 3 Oklahoma in second at 571 for 11-over par. No. 1 Oklahoma State sits third at 14-over par with a 574.
Sophomore Etienne Papineau is tied for 31st overall after two rounds. After shooting six over in the first round with one birdie for a 76, he carded three straight birdies on his way to a 72 in the second. Finishing two over in the second, he ended the day at eight-over with a 36-hole total of 148.
Senior Avery Schneider sits 10-over par with a two-round total of 150. Despite a pair of birdies, he shot seven over in the first with a 77 before improving to three-over par with a 73 in the second to finish the day tied for 41st place.
Making his Big 12 debut, freshman Mark Goetz tied for 45th place at 14 over with a two-round tally of 154. He shot seven-over par in both rounds, carding matching scores of 77.
Senior Max Sear is in 49th place at 17 over with a score of 157. Struggling in the first 18, he shot 11 over with an 81 before improving to six-over par with a second-round score of 76.
West Virginia will tee off starting at 10:30 a.m. ET on Tuesday for the second round of play. The Mountaineers are again paired with K-State and will start on No. 10 with Schneider leading things off.
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