HPU’s Long ties for ninth at Grandover
The High Point University men’s golf team shot a combined 303 on Sunday in the final round of the Bridgestone Collegiate at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro. The Panthers finished 14th in the tournament with a total score of 612.
“This was a tough weekend for us,” said HPU head coach Greg Flesher. “Overall, I expected a better finish from our team. But David Long was a bright spot us. He made some great shots and finished the tournament strong. We continue to struggle with our consistency as a young team. Now it is time to get back to work and prepare for the spring season.”
Freshman David Long tied for 9th with a score of 144 after shooting a two-under 70 on Sunday. It was Long’s third round under par and his second top-ten finish of the fall season. Freshman Phil Oweida continued his consistent play with two-straight rounds of 76 to card a 152. Oweida finished tied for 59th.
Sophomore McKay Tye took three strokes off his opening round score of 79 to card a 76 on Sunday and finish tied for 68th with a total score of 155. Freshman Jack Sides shot a 161 (80-81) and junior LJ Georgetti carded a 168 (86-82).
North Carolina won the event with a team score of 571 (288-283) and Tarheel Henry Do tied for the individual win with Lars van Meijel of Memphis with scores of 571.
This is the final tournament of the fall for the HPU men’s golf team. The Panthers will be back in action on Feb. 16 at the Wexford Plantation in Hilton Head, S.C.
ANDREWS’ WATKINS COMMITS TO BINGHAMTON
HIGH POINT — T.W. Andrews senior point guard Imani Watkins has verbally committed to play for Binghamton University in New York. Watkins averaged 14 ppg as a junior. Also, the fourth annual T.W. Andrews charity jamboree is set for Nov. 9 at the high school. This exhibition will feature 12 girls teams in an all-day event that raises money for a former Red Raider athlete paralyzed in an accident.
VICKERS CITES BOOT AS SOURCE FOR CLOT
Brian Vickers said Sunday the blood clot prompting the treatment keeping him sidelined for the rest of the season was caused by a protective boot that he wore for over a month after suffering a ankle sprain in a wreck at Bristol in August.
Vickers is out for the rest of the season while he takes blood thinners to correct the problem.
“The boot is what caused the clot,” Vickers said. “Pretty much where the boot kind of constricted my calf.” Vickers is taking Xarelto as a blood thinner this time instead of Coumadin. He is on it for three months, should be off of it in mid-January and expects to race the entire 2014 season as planned for Michael Waltrip Racing.
BISON WINTER FIRST PRACTICES SET
High Point Central will hold its first basketball practices for junior varsity and varsity basketball on Wednesday at 4:30 at the school gym. Swimming holds its first practice on Monday, Nov. 4 at 5:15 p.m. at the YWCA, while wrestling holds its first practice on Monday, Nov. 4. Indoor track will hold its first practice after the completion of football season. Call HPC athletic director Mike Cook at 819-2849 for more details.