LOUISVILLE. Ky. \u2014 West Virginia\u2019s odds of advancing through its NCAA golf regional took a hit Tuesday, with a 9-over 293 composite round that dropped the Mountaineers into eighth place.\r\n\r\nOnly the top five teams qualify for the national championships.\r\n\r\nWest Virginia stands 11 over through two rounds and will enter Wednesday\u2019s third and final round eight shots out of fifth.\r\n\r\nAuburn is the runaway leader at 15-under, followed by three Big 12 teams: Oklahoma State (-7), Baylor (even) and Iowa State (+2). The host Louisville (+3) resides in fifth.\r\n\r\nAlso in front of the Mountaineers are sixth-place North Florida (+9) and Arizona (+10).\r\n\r\nUnder the NCAA regional format, each team features five golfers. Only the top four count toward that day\u2019s team score.\r\n\r\nMax Sear rebounded from opening-round struggles to 1-over par 72 on Day 2. Matthew Sharpstene was 2-over, while Logan Perkins and Etienne Papineau each shot 3-over.\r\n\r\nPapineau overcame a brutal start on the back nine at the University of Louisville Golf Club. He double-bogeyed No. 18 and No. 1, before rebounding with three birdies over the final six holes. That included a chip-in on No. 6, and a 4-iron approach on the ninth hole that set up a 10-foot putt.\r\n\r\n\u201cI stayed patient and tried to make the best out of it,\u201d Papineau said. \u201cI was 6-over through 10, but then I just battled back.\u201d\r\nWest Virginia dropped Philipp Matlari\u2019s 5-over 76.\r\n\r\nThe Mountaineers will be paired with Arizona and Arkansas State for the final 18 holes Wednesday.