• High Point finished fourth out of 15 teams at the Low Country Intercollegiate with a two-round score of 626.
• Sophomore Danielle Fuss was the Panthers’ top scorer in the event, shooting a 153 to finish in a tie for sixth.
• Freshman Cayla Smith had HPU’s low round of the day with a five-over 77.
HILTON HEAD, S.C. – The High Point University women’s golf team shot a combined 315 in the second and final round of the Low Country Intercollegiate in Hilton Head, S.C., on Sunday and finished in fourth place out of 15 teams with a two-day combined score of 626.
“Today was a bit of a struggle,” head coach Vici Pate Flescher said. “We started out poorly and did better towards the end, but not enough to really keep from losing a spot. We weren’t sharp today and we didn’t keep the ball in play like we did yesterday. It was a good tournament but it will be nice to have a couple of weeks to work on our games. When we head to Chattanooga we will be in good shape.”
Sophomore Danielle Fuss shot a 79 in the second round and finished in the top 10 in a tie for sixth with a two-round total of 153 (74-79). Junior Casey Ward also earned a top-10 finish after carding a 79 on the day to tie for 10th with a 36-hole score of 155 (76-79).
Freshman Cayla Smith had the low round of the day for the Panthers with a 77 to move up into a tie for 16th with a two-day score of 157 (80-77). Junior Tan Cheeranont finished in a tie for 48th with a score of 167 (87-80) and senior Grier Bennett finished in a tie for 53rd with a score of 168 (81-87) to round out the HPU five.
Wofford and Princeton ended the event tied for first in the team race with matching scores of 618. Princeton claimed the team title thanks to the tiebreak, which was the score of each team’s fifth golfer in the second round. SCAD-Savannah finished in third with a score of 621 while Bethune-Cookman finished in fifth, one-stroke behind the Panthers with a combined score of 627.
Princeton’s Jordan Lippetz (73-73) and SCAD-Savannah’s Sofia Molinaro (76-70) tied for the individual medal with matching scores of 146. The pair finished four-strokes clear of Lauren Dunbar of Wofford, who finished with a score of 150 (76-74).
High Point returns to action in two weeks when the Panthers play in The Chattanooga Classic at the Council Fire Golf Club in Chattanooga, Tenn., beginning on Monday, April 6. The tournament will be HPU’s final competition prior to the 2015 Big South Women’s Golf Championship.