Tipton has record-setting start to senior season at WVU

BEDFORD, PA —It was a big weekend for Orient’s Trent Tipton.

The West Virginia University senior set course and school records as the Mountaineers held the season’s first qualifier. 

Tipton, a graduate of Bishop Hartley High School, shot a five-under 67 in the qualifier’s first round. 

His big day came in the second round when he set the course record at the 127-year-old Bedford Springs Resort when he carded a 12-under 60.

Tipton’s third round was a 69 which gave him WVU’s 54-hole qualifying record at 20-under par. 

The two-time First Team Academic All-Big 12 selection will lead the Mountaineers golf team into the 14-team Minnesota Gopher Invitational in September. 

Trent is the son of Gary and Jenny Tipton. 

Trent Tipton with his scorecard after shooting a course-record 12-under par 60. (photo courtesy @WVUgolf)

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