Bae, HPU women’s golf lead Myrtle Beach tourney
The High Point University women’s golf team leads the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate with a team round of 299. Freshman Sarah Bae leads the tournament with a four-under 68.
The Panthers are co-hosting the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate at Myrtle Beach National in Myrtle Beach, S.C. with Gardner-Webb. HPU leads the tournament by 10 strokes over GWU.
“The team is playing well right now,“ said HPU head coach Vici Flesher. “Sarah had a strong round with six birdies. She struck the ball well and stayed focused all day. Tan came out a lot more confident today and Casey continued her steady play. Casey and Grier both kept their composure on the course after bad holes and turned in very respectable scores. Danielle wasn’t pleased with her score but she played better than she thinks. She continues to improve every day.”
Bae shot a four-under 68 to lead the individual field. Bae was two-under at the turn and took two more strokes off the back nine. Presbyterian College’s Abby Driscoll is second with an even-par 72.
HPU sophomores Tan Cheeranont and Casey Ward also finished the first round in the top 10. Cheeranont is seventh after carding a 75 in the opening round. She shot a 38 on the front nine, and took one stroke off for a 37 on the back. Ward shot a 77 and is tied for ninth with Emee Hebert from Coastal Carolina.
Freshman Danielle Fuss carded a 79 and is tied for 11th with Kellie Anderson from The Citadel. HPU junior Grier Bennett recovered from a tough turn to card an 82 for the day and is tied for 23rd. Bennett carded a 41 on the front nine but struggled on the 10th hole, shooting a 10. She stayed on par for the rest of the round to finish with an 82.
Winthrop is in third, one stroke behind Gardner-Webb. Presbyterian College (320) sits fourth and Radford (325) fifth. The Citadel rounds out the team scores with 342.
HPU begins round two today at 7:30 a.m.
HPU MEN’S GOLF STANDS THIRD
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — After round one at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate the High Point University men’s golf team sits in third place with a 290. Freshman David Long is tied for third place in the individual standings with a two-under 70.
The Panthers are five strokes back of tournament leader Appalachian State (285) and three strokes behind second-place Presbyterian College (287). The Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate is co-hosted by HPU and Gardner-Webb at Myrtle Beach National in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Long is two-under after the first round with a score of 70. He is tied for third with Gardner-Webb’s Matthew Yelverton. HPU sophomore McKay Tye carded an even-par 72 through the first 18 holes and he is in a seven-way tie for 12th place.
HPU freshman Jack Sides finished one stroke behind Tye with a one-over 73. He is tied for 19th. Freshman Phil Oweida sits in a tie for 30th after a carded a 75 on Monday. Sophomore Tommy Dillon rounded out HPU’s team scores with an 80.
Juniors LJ Georgetti and Tyler Engel competed as individuals at the Myrtle Beach Intercollegiate. Georgetti carded a five-over 77 to sit in a three-way tie for 37th. Engel is 43rd with a score of 81.
Round two is set for today.