MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The High Point University men’s golf team shot a combined 289 for the second-straight day at The Bash at the Beach on Monday and currently sits in fourth out of 15 teams with a two-day score of 578. Freshman Charles Valluzzo celebrated his birthday by shooting a 69 and is fifth with a score of 141 (72-69).
“We made a couple mental errors that cost a few shots. All-in-all we played pretty good. We are only three shots out of first place which means we are still in good position. Charles played pretty well in shooting a 69 which is his lowest round so far this season. We are hitting the ball well and feeling good.”
Valluzzo tied his career-low round on the day to move into sole possession of fifth place after two rounds. Fellow freshman Sam Stewart and senior Thomas McLellan each carded a 73 on the day and sit tied for 12th with identical scores of 145 (72-73). Senior Curtis Brotherton shot a 74 and sits two shots back of the Panther pair in a tie for 23rd with a two-round score of 147 (73-74). Junior Chase Wilson shot a 78 in the second round and is tied for 48th with a 36-hole total of 153 (75-78).
Gardner-Webb moved into sole possession of first place with a combined team score of 575 after firing a second-round 287 on the day. The Runnin’ Bulldogs hold a one-stroke advantage over Xavier and fellow Big South member Campbell who both sit at 576. Radford finished the day four-strokes back of HPU as the fourth Big South school in the top five with a two-round score of 582.
Campbell’s Vaita Guillaume leads the individual standings after two rounds with a 36-hole score of 136 (69-67) and sits two-strokes ahead of GWU’s Daniel Kim who sits in second with a two-round score of 138 (69-69). Sebastian MacLean of Xavier (72-68) and Weston Eklund of Radford (70-70) are tied for third with two-round scores of 140.
High Point returns for the third and final round of The Bash at the Beach on Tuesday at the Surf Golf and Beach Club in Myrtle Beach, S.C.