HPU women remain third in Big South championship
NINETY SIX, S.C. — The High Point University women’s golf team remained in third place after the second round of the Big South Conference Championship at The Patriot at Grand Harbor on Monday.
Sophomore Casey Ward shot a one-over 73 and is tied for 12th. Freshman Danielle Fuss leads the Panthers with a 36-hole score of 150 (74-76), which is tied for eighth.
High Point stayed in third place with a two-day score of 605 (301-304). Campbell maintained the tournament lead with a 36-hole score of 567 (278-289) while Coastal Carolina is in second place with a 594 (297-297). The Panthers are 13 strokes ahead of fourth-place Gardner-Webb (309-309-618).
Fuss moved into a four-way tie for eighth at 150 after shooting a 76 on Monday. Fuss’ 150 is just one stroke over her 36-hole best of 149 from the UNCG Starmount Fall Classic.
Ward shaved five strokes off her opening round score to card a 73 on Monday. She is in 12th at 151 (78-73). Junior Grier Bennett shot 82 on Monday and dropped to dropped to 17th at 154. Sarah Bae improved her opening round by three strokes to post a 76 on Monday and is in 21st at 155. Sophomore Tan Cheeranont is tied for 22nd with a 156 (77-79).
Campbell’s Tahnia Ravnjak and Louise Latorre are tied for the individual lead with a 36-hole score of 141.
Third place is High Point’s best ever finish in the Big South Tournament back in 2005.
Due to rain in the forecast tee times for Tuesday have been delayed two hours and moved to a double tee. High Point will tee off from the first hole beginning at 10:50 a.m.
HPU SWEEPS A-SUN LACROSSE AWARDS
The High Point University men’s lacrosse team swept the Atlantic Sun weekly awards for a fifth time this season. Jamie Piluso was named A-Sun Offensive Player of the Week and Austin Geisler was named the Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
HPU MEN’s GOLF OPENS IN 15TH
SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The High Point University men’s golf team is in 15th place after two rounds of the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational. The Panthers shot a 299 in the opening round Monday morning, which was the team’s lowest score of the spring and topped it with a 298 in the day’s second round.
“We put up the two best rounds of the spring in a very tough field,” said head coach Greg Flesher. “I am happy to see the team playing well as we head in the Big South Tournament next week. Alex Thompson had 10 birdies in his first collegiate tournament, which is phenomenal. We need to keep focusing on the fundamentals and use tomorrow as another opportunity to get better.”
L.J. Georgetti led the Panthers after shooting a two-over-par 74 in the first round and was three-over 75 in the second round. He is currently tied for 60th in the field with sophomore Tommy Dillon. Dillon shot a career-low 73 in the first round to lead HPU and followed with a 76 in the second round to tie Georgetti with a 149.
Freshman Jack Sides sat at six-over on the day after carding a 76 in the opening round and was one-over through 10 holes when play stopped. Freshman Alex Thompson shot an 80 in his first collegiate round and showed great improvement with a two-over par 74 in the second round. Sophomore McKay Tye posted a 76 in both rounds today.
Elon leads the team standings at 546 (274-272). The Phoenix were 30 strokes under par for the day.
High Point will return to Country Club of Spartanburg tomorrow to finish the Coca-Cola Wofford Invitational.