WVU Golf signs Texas State Champion


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University golf coach Sean Covich has announced the signing of Westy McCabe to a national letter of intent for the 2022-23 academic year.

A native of Dallas, Texas, McCabe currently attends Trinity Christian Academy, where he is a two-time Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) 6A Tag Team State Champion (2019 and 2021). McCabe played for Coach Marshall Edwards at the TCA, where they produced several NCAA Division I golfers and PGA Tour pros, including Will Zalatoris and Kramer Hickok.

McCabe finished the 2021 fall high season with a 72.8 tournament average. He earned medal honors at the 2021 TAPPS North Texas Regional with innings 76-69 and earned medal honors at the North Texas PGA Junior Tour Lone Star Classic, North Texas PGA Junior Tour Mid-Summer Open and Glen Rose Invitational .

He was second medalist in the 2021 TAPPS 6A State Championship, second medalist in the American Junior Golf Association Huntsville USA Junior Golf Championship with rounds of 69-70-68 and was second medalist in the North Texas PGA. Junior Tour Tangle Ridge Open and Frisco Junior Open. McCabe also won the Top 5 with third place at the prestigious Jay Brewer Memorial Classic at Texarkana Country Club with heats of 70-69-74 and fifth at the PING Brophy Prep High School Rodeo in Arizona with scores of 71-70 .

McCabe is also a member of the TCA college football team, was named all-district central midfielder and team captain. He is the son of Randy and Leslie McCabe.

“We are very excited to add Westy to our team for next season,” coach Sean Covich said. “He is an exceptional young man, very athletic and competitive. Being captain of his football team and leader of his golf team shows his maturity. He has achieved a lot on the golf course while playing two sports. I believe that “once he comes to WVU and just focuses on golf, he’ll really take his game to the next level.

McCabe is golf’s second signing for 2022-23. In the fall, Covich announced the signing of Kaleb Wilson of Knoxville, Tennessee.

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