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WVU Golf Finishes 9th at Colonial Collegiate Invitational



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The West Virginia University golf team finished ninth out of 10 teams Tuesday at the Colonial Collegiate Invitational at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas.

Mountaineer Mark Goetz, a junior from Greensburg, Pennsylvania, finished with a team-best even-par 70 in the final round to land in 22nd place (217 strokes) for the event.

Sophomore Kurtis Grant shot a 222 to finish 31st overall, while  West Virginia freshman Olivier Ménard finished the event tied for 46th with a score of 229.  Junior Logan Perkins and freshman Jackson Davenport each shot 230 to finish tied at No. 48 in the standings, while freshman Will Stakel took 60th place with a 243.

“We certainly didn’t play well this week,” WVU coach Sean Covich said in a release from the school. “There were some bright spots here and there but overall not what we have been working towards.

“This was definitely a learning experience for our three freshmen. Playing on a golf course like this in windy conditions lets you know really quick where your game stands and what you need to work on.”

Oklahoma won the team event with a score of 835, just ahead of Texas (841) and Texas Tech (850). Baylor (863), TCU (863), Kansas (863), Kansas State (867) and Oklahoma State (871) rounded out the team scoring ahead of WVU, while Iowa State (894) finished in last place for the event.

West Virginia will remain in Texas this week to play in Friday and Saturday’s Big 12 Fall Series event in Houston.

“We have a quick turnaround for Big 12 match play,” Covich said. “We will use the next two days to work on some things and be ready to bounce back in Houston.”

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