MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 24, 2021) – Following a second-place finish at the NCAA Regional Championship, senior Mark Goetz of the West Virginia University golf team has been named the WVU Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by University Apartments.
The Greensburg, Pennsylvania, native finished 8-under-par at the tournament after shooting a 2-over-par and ranking 33rd on day one. Goetz charged on moving day to a tie for fourth place with a 6-under-par 66 on Tuesday. In the final round, Goetz shot a 4-under-par 68 and finished second out of 72 golfers in the Noblesville Regional with rounds of 74-66-68=208.
Goetz was only two strokes behind Cole Bradley of Purdue, who secured his win on the 17th hole. For the week, Goetz recorded 14 birdies and two eagles.
This Week in Golf: The 2020-21 season is complete until next year’s season begins in September.
Last Week in Golf: Senior Mark Goetz fell one spot short of winning the NCAA Regional and advancing to the NCAA Golf Championship during the final round at The Sagamore Golf Cub in Noblesville, Indiana … Goetz and Cole Bradley of Purdue were tied at 8-under-par entering the 17th hole … Bradley secured a birdie on No. 17 to take a one-shot lead and went on to win the regional by two strokes over Goetz … Bradley finished round three with a tournament-low score of 65, including five birdies on the final seven holes … after shooting a 2-over-par 74 and ranking 33rd on day one, Goetz charged on moving day to a tie for fourth place with a 6-under-par 66 … in the final round, the Greensburg, Pennsylvania, native shot a 4-under-par 68 … Goetz finished second out of 72 golfers in the Noblesville Regional with rounds of 74-66-68=208 … for the week, Goetz recorded 14 birdies and two eagles.
Quote: “I’m so proud of Mark. He played great. He’s always been talented, but he has matured these past two seasons and has developed into one of the best players in the country. The reason he has success is because of his preparation and his process. It’s funny that a kid from Western Pennsylvania, who only had one scholarship offer and that was from a restarted golf program at WVU, just nearly won an NCAA Regional against some of the best amateurs in the world. I think that speaks to Mark’s talent, work ethic and matured mindset. I’m so excited about next year’s team with Mark coming back for a fifth season. I know we didn’t have the team here this week, but Mark felt like he was playing for us all, sending a message of what to expect out of the Mountaineers next season.” – Coach Sean Covich
Press Release Courtesy of West Virginia University Athletics Communications