– Freshman Etienne Papineau
shot three under par through the final 18 holes as the West Virginia University golf team completed its fall slate at the Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational at the Quail Valley Golf and River Club in Vero Beach, Florida, on Tuesday.
The Mountaineers finished the tournament in 12th place with a score of 291-292-293=876 for 12 over par.
Papnieau carded five birdies on his way to a score of 69 in the final round. He tied for 48th place with a three-round score of 74-77-69=220, finishing the tournament four over par. Tuesday’s round marks the second time he has shot a 69 in competition.
“I’m really proud of the way Etienne fought out there today,” said coach Sean Covich. “He showed a lot of heart, which is what you would hope all of your guys do. It’s always good to see a true freshman post rounds like that.”
led the way for WVU, finishing tied for 35th place. After shooting 75-68 on Monday, he birdied four holes in the final round but also carded several bogeys to shoot two over par with a 74. He totaled a 75-68-74=217 in the tournament to finish one over par.
finished six over with a 71-73-78=222. He registered a trio of birdies in the final round, bogeyed seven holes to finish six over par in the final round. Cooke finished tied for 55th place.
Three strokes back from Cooke, Chris Williams
tied for 61st place. Williams used three birdies to shoot one over in the final round, carding a 54-hole total of 78-74-73=225 for nine over par.
finished in 70th place with a score of 71-79-77=227 for 11 over par.
Michigan State took home the team title, shooting an 835 to finish 29 under par. Runner-up North Florida was 27 under par with an 837, while Arkansas took third at 19 under par (845).
West Virginia resumes competition in February. The Mountaineers travel to Orlando, Florida, for a head-to-head matchup with Penn State at Reunion Resort on Feb. 4.