MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (May 18, 2021) – West Virginia University senior golfer Mark Goetz shot a 6-under-par 66, the lowest round ever by a WVU golfer in an NCAA Tournament, during round two of the NCAA Golf Regional at The Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday.
Goetz, who started the day tied for 33rd, climbed 29 spots and is now tied for fourth heading into Wednesday’s final round. The Greensburg, Pennsylvania, native eagled two holes and birdied four other holes in Tuesday’s round.
His 6-under-par tied for the lowest round of the regional tournament with Zan Luka Stirn of Arkansas State.
“Anytime Mark tees it up, he has the ability to shoot low,” coach Sean Covich said. “But what I think led to his success today was not getting flustered with yesterday’s score knowing you’re always closer than you think to great golf.
“He put in a lot of work after yesterday’s round, and it paid off today. He was spot on with his driver today, and when he’s driving well, he’s as good as anyone. Mark’s in great position with one round left.”
Currently, Goetz leads all individuals not on an advancing team. Blake McShea of UNCW and Nick Infanti of North Florida lead the field at 6-under-par. Cole Hammer of Texas is in third place at 5-under-par. Goetz is tied with Pierceson Coody and Travis Vick of Texas at 4-under-par.
Texas (-15), Tennessee (-8), North Carolina (-7), Louisville (-6), North Florida (-3) and UNCW (+6) are currently the top six in the standings. The top six teams and the low individual not on an advancing team from each of the six regional sites will advance to the NCAA Championship later this month. UAB (+7), Arkansas State (+11), South Florida (+17), Duke (+18), UT-Martin (+23), Campbell (+27) and Loyola-Chicago (+34) round out the team scoring.
Goetz will tee off at 10:04 a.m. on Wednesday for the final 18 holes.
Press Release Courtesy of West Virginia University Athletics Communications