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Mountaineers Fall to Nittany Lions

  • By Ashley Bailey
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  • February 04, 2017 07:01 PM
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MORGANTOWN, W.Va.  – Resuming a rivalry that dates back to 1940, the West Virginia University golf team fell to Penn State in a head-to-head meeting on Saturday at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Florida.
 
The Mountaineers combined to shoot 386 to finish 26 over par, while the Nittany Lions shot 377 to finish 17 over par. Penn State will take home the Athletic Directors Trophy, marking the third straight win for the Nittany Lions as they took home the title in 1971 and 1972 before the competition was disbanded.
 
“This was a really unique event to play in and a nice opportunity to get back into a competitive environment,” WVU coach Sean Covich said. “Congratulations to Penn State on winning this trophy, they played better on a challenging course in difficult conditions. However, it was nice to see some solid play out of Chris, Drew and Tristan.”
 
Chris Williams led West Virginia, finishing third overall at two over par with a 74. Tristan Nicholls and Drew Dewald tied for fourth at four over par with matching scores of 76.
 
Max Sear shot six over par to tie for eighth place, shooting a 78. Etienne Papineau carded an 82, finishing 10 over par and in 11th place. Alan Cooke shot an 84 to end the round 12 over par.
 
The Mountaineers travel to Mobile, Alabama, from Feb. 20-21 for the Mobile Sport Authority Intercollegiate at Magnolia Grove Golf Club.  

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