Sunday, August 18, 2019

WVU Golfers Excel North of the Border

Etienne Papineau and Matt Sharpstene tied for tenth at the 115th Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship at four over par. The tournament took place at the breathtaking Glen Arbour Golf Club in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia. Located just outside Halifax, the course treats players to scenic views of both lakes and woods as players navigate the course’s challenging links.

Etienne Papineau hails from St-Jean-Sur-Richlieu, Quebec and is entering his senior year this fall. West Virginia University reinstated golf in 2013; the young Canadian has been key bringing leadership and stability to the program. In 2018, Etienne was instrumental in helping the Mountaineers finish eight at the Louisville Regional. It marked the first time WVU had made the NCAA Tournament since 1972.

Matt Sharpstene, a native of Charlotte, North Carolina is heading into his junior year. In 2018, West Virginia University served as the host school for the Big 12 Championship at the Greenbrier’s historic Old White Course. Matt led the way for the Mountaineers with a 73-67-72-75=287, narrowly missing on Big 12 honors.

WVU will next be seen in action at the Gopher Invitational, hosted by the University of Minnesota on the eight of September.

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