WVU golf alumni compete in PGA Tour's Canadian Open

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A pair of West Virginia golf alumni and Canadian natives made their return to the PGA Tour this week with an appearance in the RBC Canadian Open, the third-oldest continuous tournament on the tour.

Etienne Papineau, who competed as a Mountaineer from 2016-2021, and Max Sear, who spent 2015-2019 at WVU, qualified for play at the tournament. They have each competed on the PGA Tour before, and were first and second Mountaineer golfers to qualify for a PGA Tour event as a professional since WVU brught the program back from a decades-long hiatus.

After the second round of action at the tournament on Friday, Papineau sat at six-over-par and Sear sat at 12-over-par, both outside the Top 100 on the tournament leaderboard.