Player: Mark Goetz

2021-Mark Goetz
Hometown: Greensburg, PA
University: West Virginia University
Area of Study: BS Finance
Expected Graduation: 2022
Soldier Honored:

2021-22 (Fifth-Year Senior)



  • Won three matches at the Big 12 Match Play Championship against Kansas State, Kansas and Iowa State

  • Shot a career-low on the final day to win his second consecutive Mountaineer Invitational

  • Posted a career-low 63 in the final round, one shy of the school record

  • His 9-under-par day was the lowest round in school history in relation to par

  • Three-day total of 202 (69-70-63=202) for 14-under-par was the lowest three-round total in school history

  • His 14-under-par score set the school record for a tournament in relation to par

  • Had 19 birdies and just five bogeys in the 54-hole event

  • Shot even par at The Gopher Invitational, tying for 18th place, with two rounds under par


2020-21 (Senior)



  • Was the stroke-play medalist out of 312 golfers at the 121st U.S. Amateur at Oakmont Country Club, shooting 8-under-par

  • Became the first WVU golfer in school history to earn All-America honors when he was named an Honorable Mention by Golfweek

  • Division I PING All-Midwest Region Team by the Golf Coaches Association of America

  • Finished second at the NCAA Golf Regional, nearly missing a spot in the NCAA Golf Championship, with rounds of 74-66-68=208 to finish 8-under-par

  • Became WVU’s first NCAA individual qualifier in school history

  • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

  • WVU Golf Most Outstanding Player

  • Won his first collegiate title by shooting 12-under-par in the Mountaineer Invitational

  • His 12-under-par total was the lowest in school history (in relation to par) and was the only golfer under par in the field at the Mountaineer Invitational

  • His final round 65 in the Mountaineer Invitational tied for the fourth-lowest round in school history

  • His 204 (70-69-65) in the Mountaineer Invitational was the second-lowest, 54-hole total in school history

  • Finished with the fifth-best, 72-hole score in a Big 12 Championship by a WVU player (298)

  • Recorded a 68 in the final round at the Big 12 Championship, the third-best round by a WVU player in the Big 12 Championship

  • Finished tied for 10th at The Hootie at Bulls Bay with rounds of 72-73-68=213 to finish 3-under-par

  • Recorded a sixth-place finish at The Seminole Intercollegiate with rounds of 72-67-71=210 to finish 6-under-par

  • Picked up three victories at the Big 12 Match Play Championship

  • Top 25 finish at the Colonial Collegiate Invitational

  • Had 14 rounds of par or better

  • Recorded seven rebounds in the 60s, including a career-best 65 at the Mountaineer Invitational

  • Average score was 71.36 for the season


2019-20 (Junior)



  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team

  • Posted three top-25 finishes on the season

  • Appeared in the lineup on seven occasions and played as an individual once

  • Shot a season-best 67 in the first round at the Old Town Club Collegiate

  • Posted a 73.36 scoring average through eight tournaments for the Mountaineers

  • Finished in a tie for second place at the Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational, notching a three-round total of 71-74-70=215 for one-under par

  • His finish at the Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational also marked a career-best tournament finish

  • Set a season-low 54-hole total of 207 (69-68-70) at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic, finishing in a tie for 25th place


2018-19 (Sophomore)



  • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team

  • Selected as the alternate for the 2019 NCAA Louisville Regional

  • Carried a 73.73 scoring average through five tournaments for the Mountaineers

  • Appeared in the lineup on three occasions and played as an individual twice

  • Posted a top-10 finish at the Musketeers Classic, tying for ninth place with a score of 217 for four-over par (74-72-71)

  • Twice shot a season-low round of 69 at the Ka’anapali Collegiate Classic

  • Finished with a season-low 54-hole total of 210 (69-69-72) at Ka’anapali, finishing three-under par

  • Also carded a 69 in the first round of the Old Town Club Collegiate (69-75-71=215)


2017-18 (Freshman)



  • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team

  • Played 31 rounds in 10 tournaments as a true freshman, including the 2018 Big 12 Men’s Golf Championship

  • Registered three top-20 finishes and a career-low 66

  • Led WVU to the team title at the Martin Downs Collegiate, finishing third with a career-low 73-66-71=201

  • Tied the then-WVU program record with a 66 in the second round

  • Collected his second top-10 finish at the Irish Creek Collegiate, taking fourth with a score of 214 (71-70-73)

  • Used an 18th-place finish (75-71-72=218) to help the Mountaineers finish second at the Rutherford Intercollegiate


Prep



  • Won four medalist titles for The Kiski School in 2016

  • 2016 Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PISAA) State Champion

  • Runner-up at the 2016 Independent Preparatory School League (IPSL) Championship

  • Runner-up at the 2016 Keystone Cup Championship

  • Three-time medalist in 2015

  • 2015 IPSL Champion

  • Runner-up at the 2016 Tri-State PGA Junior Championship

  • Placed third at the Northern Junior Championship

  • Posted top-five finishes at the West Penn Junior Amateur and PGA Junior Series

  • Qualified for the 2015 PGA Junior Championship

  • Represented the Western Pennsylvania Golf Association (WPGA) at the 2015 Williamson Cup


 Personal



  • Son of Brian and Carla

  • Birthday is August 10

  • Majoring in business

  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll


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