West Virginia golf sets tournament record, Carson Kammann claims first collegiate win at Mountaineer Invitational

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West Virginia sophomore golfer Carson Kammann took center stage this week as WVU hosted the Mountaineer Invitational from the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, W.Va. Kammann teed off on Tuesday for the final 18 holes locked in a tie at third-place on the leaderboard, but breezed to a five-under-par final round to finish the 54-hole tournament at 10-under par and collect his first-ever collegiate win. 

Kammann’s breakout performance paced a WVU group that performed strongly as a whole, placing six golfers amongst the top-ten on the leaderboard at the end of the tournament as they were able to claim a team championship with a tournament-record 18-under-par.

"We had a great performance from several guys this week, especially in today's final round," WVU head coach Sean Covich said. "I'm so happy for them all to experience a win at home. When you only get one event at home each season, you have to take advantage and we did."

Kammann's achievement marked the fourth time a Mountaineer golfer has claimed a tournament win, as well as the second time this season -- junior Max Green was able to take the top spot  at the Red Bandanna Invitational in September.

The team tournament record for WVU previous tournament far surpasses the previous record, which was set at 9-under-par set by NC State. The record was set in a truly dominant team performance as no other unit finished under-par as a team. West Virginia has now won the Mountaineer Invitational for the fourth time in nine tournaments, joining the 2020, 2019 and 2018 teams.

The Mountaineers are next set to compete at the upcoming Big 12 Golf Championship in Trinity, Texas, which will open play next Monday, April 22nd -- the tournament will consist of a three-day, 72-hole slate. As they prepare, WVU will look to carry the momentum of their historic win to leave their mark on the conference finale this season.