West Virginia takes fifth-place as a team at 2024 Big 12 Golf Championship

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Whispering Pines Golf Club in Trinity, Texas, host of the 2024 Big 12 Golf Championship, proved to be fertile ground for West Virginia golf to post their program-best team finish in tournament history.

After an impressive penultimate round, the Mountaineers finished one-over-par for the final round on Wednesday, setting their total for the tournament at five-over-par -- good for a fifth-place finish out of the 14 teams competing.

Before this weekend, WVU had previously only managed a ninth-place finish in the tournament, which they achieved in 2023, 2021 and 2018 -- the Big 12 was a ten-team league at the time. The Mountaineers' best finish to par before this season was 24-over-par in 2019 when the Big 12 Championship was hosted inside West Virginia at The Greenbrier -- they bested that total by nearly 20 strokes this week.

"This was the most impressive tournament of any during my time at West Virginia," coach Sean Covich said. "Our postseason hopes were on the line in the biggest, most challenging tournament of the entire season and the guys got it done. Each one of these guys contributed to our top five finish, even those not in the lineup pushed our starters to play their best. Words can't explain how proud I am of them and most of all, how happy I am for them."

Junior Max Green led the way for WVU, finishing tied for 18th-place individually with a finish of two-over-par through 72 holes. Fellow junior Todd Duncan went three-over-par over the course of the tournament to secure a tie for 23rd place. Senior Jackson Davenport and junior Pierce Grieve also secured Top-40 finishes individually.