Papineau Shoots Record Low at Old Town Club
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (Sept. 24, 2019) – Senior Etienne Papineau set a program record as the West Virginia University golf team finished tied for third at the Old Town Club Collegiate Invitational on Tuesday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Papineau finished with a 54-hole total of 203, shaving three strokes off the program record of 206, set by Alan Cooke in 2017 and later matched by both Matthew Sharpstene and Kurtis Grant in 2018. His mark comes one day after junior Logan Perkins tied the program low round of 64 on Monday at the NKU Fall Collegiate Classic.
No. 17 West Virginia finished tied with No. 7 Louisville for third place at 12-under par. After shooting 274-273 in the first two rounds, the Mountaineers carded a team score of 281 in the final round to total 828 across 54 holes. That total also is a program record, besting the previous mark of 835 set at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic Invitational last year. No. 9 Washington finished 30-under to claim the team title, while No. 1 Wake Forest was the runner up at 21-under-par.
“It was a great job this week by everyone. It was a team effort,” coach Sean Covich said. “We look forward to hosting our home event at Pete Dye Golf Club in a few weeks.”
Entering the day with scores of 70-68 under his belt, Papineau rolled to five birdies in a bogey-free round to fire a 65 on the day. His total score of 203 moved him into sixth place overall at seven-under-par.
Junior Matthew Sharpstene also posted a top-20 finish, shooting two-under. His three birdies and five bogeys put him two-over-par in the final round, as he shot 67-69-72=208 to tie for 16th place.
Freshman Nico Lang was a stroke back from Sharpstene, tying for 20th place to post his second straight top-25 finish at one-under. Lang shot 70-68 in the first two rounds before a trio of bogeys and a pair of birdies put him at a one-over-par 71 in the final round as he totaled a 209 across 54 holes.
Senior Philipp Matlari and junior Mark Goetz tied for 29th place with matching scores of 211 for one-over. Both carded a three-over-par 73 in the final round, with Matlari adding it to a previous score of 70-68 and Goetz shooting 67-71 in the prior rounds.
Perkins posted a runner-up finish at the NKU Fall Collegiate Classic in Union, Kentucky. After shooting 69-64 on the first day, Perkins struggled in the third round and finish four-over-par with a 75. He finished the event at five-under with a three-round score of 208.
Kurtis Grant tied for 14th place, shooting a steady 72-73-73=218 to finish five-under. Freshman Christian Boyd shot 71-72-79=222 to finish tied for 22nd at nine-over, while classmate Trent Tipton carded a three-round score of 73-80-81=234 for 21-over.
The Mountaineers return to West Virginia to host The Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational on Oct. 7-8 at Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, West Virginia.
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