HPU’s Heldt named Big South co-player of week
High Point outside hitter Kristin Heldt and UNC Asheville middle blocker Anna Moore have been named the Big South Conference’s volleyball co-players of the week.
Heldt led High Point with 37 kills, 4.62 kills per set, a .314 hitting percentage, 21 digs, 2.62 digs per set, 5.0 points per set, four blocks and two double-doubles last week.
HPU WOMEN GOLFERS SIT EIGHTH
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. - The High Point University women’s golf team finished Monday in eighth place out of 12 teams at the JU Classic with a two-round score of 614. Freshman Sarah Bae ended the day tied for eighth with a 149.
Bae shot a one-over 73 in the first round and a 76 in the second round. Grier Bennett and sophomore Casey Ward tied for 30th at 155. Bennett shot a 77 in the first round and a 78 in the second while Ward carded a 76 in the first round and followed with a 79 in the second.
Sophomore Tan Cheeranont shot an 80 in the first round then came back with a 77 in the second 18 to finish the day in a tie for 39th at 157. Freshman Danielle Fuss finished one-stroke back of Cheeranont in a tie for 42nd at 158 (81-77).
College of Charleston leads the team standings after two rounds with a score of 590.
HPU MEN RALLY IN SECOND ROUND
MORGANTON — David Long led the High Point University men’s golf team on the first day of the Donald Ross Intercollegiate at Mimosa Hills on Monday. Long carded an even-par 140 through the first two rounds of the tournament to help HPU sit in sixth place with one round to play.
The Panthers were ninth with a team score of 288 after the first round, led by Sophomore McKay Tye with an even-par round of 70. Sides and Long finished right behind Tye at plus one and plus two, respectively.
High Point took six strokes off their team score to post a 282 in the second round. Long led the charge with a 2-under-par 68 in the second round to finish with a score of 140 for the day. For Long, the single-round 68 and 36-hole score of 140 are collegiate bests. He is tied for 13th. Tye continued his consistent play this season, shooting a 1-over 141 (70-71) that tied for 17th.
Jack Sides posted scores of 71 and 72 in the first two rounds to finish 3-over with a score of 143. Phil Oweida shot a 75 in the opening round, and posted a four-stroke improvement in the second round with a career-low 71. He finished the day tied for 43rd with another career-best, 146.
Junior LJ Georgetti also showed a huge improvement between rounds, carding an 89 in the morning and a 79 in the afternoon.