The West Virginia University golf team shot a 12 under par to win the Martin Downs Collegiate Tuesday at Martin Downs Golf Club in Palm City, Florida.

The Mountaineers had three golfers finish in the top five, led by freshman Matthew Sharpstene, who set a program record with a low round of 64 to finish as the runner-up at 7 under.

Sitting in fourth place after two rounds, WVU jumped three spots to top Seton Hall, Elon and UNCG. The Mountaineers shot 297-278-276 for a total of 851, besting Seton Hall by two strokes (853). Host UNC Greensboro finished third at 9-under (855) and Elon took fourth place at 5-under par (859).

Sharpstene’s record round moved him up 14 spots in the rankings as he posted his first career runner-up finish. The North Carolina native made eight birdies in his bogey-free round, finishing with a three-round score of 209. He finished two strokes back from Seton Hall’s Gregor Tait, who took medalist honors.

Fellow freshman Mark Goetz and junior Max Sear tied for third place with scores of 210 for 6 under par and freshman Logan Perkins finished tied for 42nd place, carding a 9-over-par 225. Sophomore Philipp Matlari tied for 57th at 15 over with a 231.


WVU WRESTLING: West Virginia University wrestlers Zeke Moisey and Jacob Smith remain in the national rankings, as announced Tuesday by FloWrestling, Intermat and The Open Mat.A Pennsylvania native, Moisey checks in at No. 14 in both The Open Mat and Intermat’s 125-pound rankings and comes in at No. 15 in FloWrestling’s Top 20 Poll. The redshirt junior earned his team-leading 19th win of the year Sunday, topping No. 19 Connor Brown of South Dakota State in an 8-3 decision. Moisey