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WVU golf team closing in on NCAA National Tournament berth

The West Virginia University golf team is in position to qualify for the NCAA National Championship after posting another solid round at the Rancho Santa Fe Regional. With 36 of the 54 holes complete, the Mountaineers stand in third place in the 14-team field. The top five teams after Wednesday’s final round will advance to the National Championship May 24-29 at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.

Rancho Sante Fe Regional results

North Florida leads the field at 3-over par through two rounds. California is a shot back at 4-over and the Mountaineers are 5-over. Big 12 rivals Oklahoma State (6-over) and Oklahoma (8-over) currently hold the last two qualifying spots. The host team, San Diego is 9-over.

Max Green leads the WVU contingent at even par. He stands tied for eighth place individually. Kaleb Wilson (1-over) is tied for 11th. Shady Spring High School graduate Todd Duncan (3-over) is tied for 17th. Jackson Davenport (6-over) and Pierce Grieve (12-over) round out the WVU lineup.

The Mountaineers were tied for fifth after Monday’s opening round. They will begin final-round play at 11 a.m. eastern time Wednesday.

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