Pirates finished tied for second at East Carolina Intercollegiate

Published: Apr. 4, 2017 at 4:21 PM EDT
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GREENVILLE, N.C. --- West Virginia shot a three round total of 31-over-par 895 to capture the team title at the 2017 East Carolina Intercollegiate, played at the par-72, 6,708 Brook Valley Country Club.

The Mountaineers carded an 8-over-par 296 Tuesday to finish four strokes ahead of host East Carolina and Western Kentucky, who tied for second-place at 35-over-par 899. Maryland placed fourth at 36-over-par (900) followed by Florida Gulf Coast in fifth at 40-over-par (904) among the 11-team field.

Florida Gulf Coast’s Grant Renegar won a three-way playoff on the second hole to win medalist honors after finishing tied for first-place with ECU junior Tim Conover and West Virginia’s Max Sear at 6-over-par 222.

ECU freshman Blake Taylor missed being a part of the playoff by one stroke as he finished tied for fourth-place at 7-over-par, posting his second top-5 finish of the year. Redshirt junior Jackson Spires recorded his fifth top-20 finish of the season as he tied for 17th at 11-over-par. Senior Jack Sides finished tied for 30th at 14-over-par.

Freshman Patrick Stephenson was the only other Pirate to finish inside the top-40 in the 65-player field, tying for 36th at 15-over-par.

The Pirates will return to the links April 14-15 at The Maxwell in Ardmore, Okla.