A top-15 finish from sophomore Matthew Sharpstene led the way for the West Virginia University golf team on Sunday at the 2019 Big 12 Golf Championship on The Old White TPC at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
The Mountaineers shot nine-over par on the day for a 289 total. They posted a three-round score of 293-282-289=864 to take 10th place at 24-over par. No. 1 Oklahoma State shot 13-under par for a total of 827 to take home the team title. TCU’s Hayden finished eight-under par to earn medalist honors and an exemption into The Greenbrier’s PGA TOUR event this fall.
Sharpstene carded five birdies, along with just one bogey, to shoot a four-under-par 66 in the final round. He moved up 15 spots in the standings to post his second-top-15 finish at the Big 12 Championship, claiming 13th place with a score of 73-71-66=210 for even par.
Junior Etienne Papineau had a pair of birdies as he shot two-over par with a 72 on Sunday. His 54-hole total of 73-71-72=216 put him at six over and in a tie for 28th place at the finish.
After shooting 73-70 on the first day of action, senior Max Sear shot seven-over par with a 77 in the final round. His three-round total of 220 for 10 over put him in 39th place overall.
Sophomore Logan Perkins finished tied for 42nd place with a 54-hole total of 74-70-78=222, shooting 12 over in the tournament. Capping his Big 12 debut, junior Philipp Matlari shot four-over par in the final round. He finished at 78-75-74=227, tying for 48th place at 17-over par.
WVU entered the tournament ranked at No. 48 in both the Golfstat and Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. The Mountaineers will now await their NCAA fate, with the NCAA Selection Show set to air on Wednesday at 9 p.m. ET on The Golf Channel.