Golf set to host the Mountaineer Invitational
BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. – The University of West Virginia golf team will be back in action on Monday, hosting the Mountaineer Invitational at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, West Virginia.
It will be the seventh consecutive Mountaineer Invitational. West Virginia won the tag team titles last April, 2019, and 2018. Bowling Green won the event in 2017, Arkansas won the tag team title in 2016, and Penn State won the inaugural event in 2015.
“We are delighted to once again host our annual event”, coach Sean Covich noted. “Every time you play at home you look forward to it as 99% of our events take place on the road. The club, its owners and staff have made us feel very welcome since the golf program restarted a few years ago. a few years and have truly become our home. “
Last year, the Mountaineers entered the final round with three shots from the team lead and shot 7 under par in the final round to win the tag team title at 9 over par (293-299- 281 = 873). Marc Goetz shot a career-high 65 in the final round to finish 12 under par to win the individual title. He was the only golfer in the field under par.
West Virginia will be joined by 11 other teams at Pete Dye. No.8 ranked NC State, Penn State, Maryland, George Mason, Eastern Kentucky, Drexel, Ohio, Marshall, Bowling Green, Xavier and Eastern Michigan will join host climbers at Pete Dye.
The shotgun tee-off will begin at 8.45am on Monday with the 12 teams scheduled to play 36 holes on Monday, then 18 holes on Tuesday, starting at 8.30am. The event is free and open to the public. The Pete Dye Golf Club is a 7,308 yard par 72 course.
“We are grateful for such an incredible home golf course to present again this year,” said Covich.
This event will consist of five golfers per team, with the top four counting towards the team’s score for each round. Goetz, a fifth year senior, will take the top spot in WVU, along with the nation’s No.1 golfer, Maximilian Steinlechner of NC State. Second year Jackson Davenport, junior Trent Tipton, terminal of fifth year Logan perkins and senior Kurtis scholarship complete the range of WVU. second year students Will stakel and Olivier Ménard and the first year students Maximum green and Todd Duncan will compete as individuals for WVU.
Tournament results will be available on Golfstat.com.