Three strokes was all that separated the West Virginia University golf team from an outright bid to the NCAA Division I Golf National Championship tournament, as the Mountaineers finished in sixth place at 10 over par in the NCAA Louisville regional on Wednesday.
The Mountaineers began the final round in 8th place, but charged up the leaderboard after going 5 under on the front nine. Unfortunately, the University of North Florida golf team found similar success and mounted a similar charge to stay ahead of the Mountaineers in fifth place.
Matthew Sharpstene and Logan Perkins had the best individual performances for the Mountaineers, as both finished tied for 22nd at two over par.
- West Virginia’s ace pitcher Alek Manoah is one of 25 semifinalists for the Golden Spikes Award. Manoah has a 1.89 ERA and 7-3 record in 90.2 innings pitched, and has struck out 121 batters — the 6th most in all of Division I baseball. Manoah is the first player in Mountaineer history to be named a semifinalist for the award.
- As I mentioned in Tuesday’s Mountaineer Links, the Seattle Seahawks have officially signed Geno Smith to their roster. Smith will compete with Paxton Lynch for the backup role this Fall.
- While I’m not in love with where Trevon Wesco landed in the NFL Draft, there does seem to be support for the tight end coming from head coach and interim general manager Adam Gase. Gase praised Wesco’s versatility in an interview posted on the New York Jets’ official site.
That’s it for today. Have any tips, suggestions or requests for what you want to see in Mountaineer Links? Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below or contact us on social media.