West Virginia golf headed to NCAA Championship final after third-place regional finish

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For just the second time in program history -- and for the first time since the program was brought back to life in 2015 -- West Virginia golf is headed to the finals of the NCAA Championship.

The Mountaineers secured their spot following a third-place finish at the Rancho Santa Fe Regional Tournament on Wednesday. WVU finished the 54-hole tournament at five-over-par as a team. It will be the program's first appearance on the biggest stage of collegiate golf in 77 years.

The Mountaineers finished the tournament strong with back-to-back rounds at even par as a team. Junior Max Green paced the Mountaineers with his second straight one-under-par round to close out the week. Green finished the tournament as the top Mountaineer on the individual leaderboard, bringing home a sixth-place finish. Fellow junior and West Virginia native Todd Duncan finished the tournament at three-over-par to tie for 13th-place overall, giving the team a pair of top 20 finishers.

The Mountaineers now prepare for the championship final, which is set to be held from Friday, May 24th- Wednesday, May 29th at the Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, California.