HPU women's golf set school record for low round
The High Point University women’s golf team set a program record with a combined score of 294 in the first round of the Terrier Intercollegiate on Monday, taking the team lead as Panther sophomore Casey Ward took the individual lead with a 1-under-par 71.
High Point’s previous low round came during the 2005-06 season when the Panthers shot a combined 296 in the second round of the Great Smokies Women’s Collegiate. Monday’s score is just the third sub-300 round turned in by HPU in program history.
The Panthers are 8 shots ahead of host Wofford College. Appalachian State sits in third with a combined score of 310. SCAD-Savannah (314) and USC Upstate (316) round out the top five.
Ward is a shot in front of freshman teammate Sarah Bae, with Wofford’s Katy Funk and SCAD-Savannah’s Alazine Urizer going into today’s final round.
Ward’s 71 tied the lowest round in program history. Other counting scorers included Danielle Fuss (fifth, 74), Grier Bennett (77, tied for eighth) and Tan Cheermont (80, tie for 19th).
TYE TIED FOR SIXTH FOR HPU MEN
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The High Point University men's golf team sits in 10th place after two rounds of the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational at the Guyan Golf and Country Club in Huntington, W.Va. Sophomore McKay Tye sits in a tie for sixth place with a three-under 139.
Tye shot a 69 in the opening round on Monday morning, just his second collegiate round under 70. His career-low is a 65 from the 2012 Bash at the Beach. He followed it with a 70 in the second round on Monday for a total score of 139 after 36 holes. He is in a three-way tie for sixth place with Marshall's Brian Anania and Xavier's Korey Ward.
Freshman Jack Sides is tied for 20th after two rounds with a two-over 144. Sides carded a 75 in his first collegiate round but shaved off six strokes in the second round, shooting a 69.
Freshman Phil Oweida carded a 150 (73-77) in his collegiate debut to sit tied for 56th. Freshman David Long shot two rounds of 78 for a total score of 156, good for 80th place after two rounds.
Junior Tyler Engel rounded out the scores for HPU with a 36-hole score of 157 (79-78).
The Panthers posted a team score of 589, 25 strokes behind tournament leader Richmond. William & Mary's Alex Hicks and Richmond's Jack Wilkes are tied for the individual lead at seven under.
The Panthers will play 18 holes on Tuesday to conclude the Marshall Invitational.