Sweep for UC golfers

Golden Eagle men, women win MEC titles

DANIELS — Led by medalist Eoin Cunniffe, the University of Charleston took home its second straight Mountain East Conference men’s golf tournament championship Wednesday at Glade Spring’s Cobb Course.

UC shot 298 on the final day to hold off all challengers and win the title. In addition to a 1-under 71 from Cunniffe, Mitch Hoffman shot 74, Ritwik Jain scored 75 and Adam Jordan shot 78 for the Golden Eagles.

UC posted a three-day total of 906, besting runner-up West Liberty by six shots. The Hilltoppers closed with a 296 on the final day to move from fourth to second. Fairmont State finished third (915), followed by Concord (924), Shepherd (928) and UVa.-Wise (940). Shepherd had the best round of the tournament on Wednesday with a 294.

Cunniffe entered the final day tied for the lead with West Liberty’s Sean Trapp, and fired a 1-under 71 to earn medalist honors and finish the three-day tournament at -1 (215).

UC, meanwhile, held off Notre Dame on the final day of play to take the women’s title.

Charleston came into the final day with an 11-shot lead, and gave back just one stroke to the field on the final day of play. UC finished Wednesday with a score of 332 for a three-day total of 997. Elizabeth Karsten led UC on the final day with an 80, while Sarah Feizal added an 82. Alyssa Wrozier shot 84 and Aleigha Hodges rounded out the scoring with an 86.

Notre Dame had the best round of the day with a 331 to finish securely in second with a score of 1,007. Wheeling Jesuit was third (1,092), followed by West Virginia Wesleyan (1,128), Concord (1,130) and Fairmont State (1,163).