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Team Canada’s Étienne Papineau commits to West Virginia

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Étienne Papineau (Tyler Costigan/ Golf Canada)

Men’s Development Squad member Étienne Papineau has committed to play golf for West Virginia University beginning in the fall of 2016.

Papineau, the lone remaining member of the Men’s Development Squad yet to commit to a post-secondary school, made the announcement just days following his amateur championship win in his home province of Québec.

The 18-year-old St-Jean-sur-Richelieu native has elected to remain home for another year to improve his English while continuing to solidify his golf game with provincial head coach Fred Colgan before joining the Mountaineers.

West Virginia Unviersity, a Div I school in the Big 12 conference, is re-launching its golf program after a 30-year hiatus from competition. Papineau will look to be a part of the Mountaineer’s core for years to come.