WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The High Point University men’s golf team moved up to fifth place out of 29 teams at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate with a combined score of 587 after firing a 295 on Tuesday in Williamsburg, Va. Junior Chase Wilson had the low round among all individuals with a 69.
“I was pleased with the way the guys played in some tricky conditions,” head coach J.B. White said. “The wind got pretty terrific in the afternoon. Chase looks like he is getting back to his old ways. It is unbelievable how far this team has come and how they continue to improve. We are looking forward to tomorrow’s round. Hopefully we can keep playing better and move up a few spots.”
Wilson had four birdies on the day to finish two-shots under par. He is tied for 28th after two rounds with a score of 148 (79-69). Freshman Sam Stewart carded a 76 for the round and is tied for 16th with a 36-hole score of 146 (70-76).
Senior Curtis Brotherton shot a 75 and is tied for 38th with a two-day total of 149 (74-75). Freshman Charles Valluzzo (76-75) and senior Thomas McLellan (72-79) ended the round tied for 53rd with matching scores of 151.
Missouri continues to lead the team standings with a two-day score of 576 after shooting a combined 294 in the second round. The Tigers lead by five strokes over Old Dominion who sits in second with a score of 581. UNC Greensboro is third with a score of 583 while Radford is fourth with a score of 586.
Missouri’s Jace Long and Emilio Cuartero and Francis Marion’s Sebastian Backlund are tied for first on the individual leaderboard with matching scores of 140. The trio holds a two-stroke lead over Winthrop’s Kamito Hirai who sits in fourth with an even-par 142.
The Panthers will return to the River Course at Kingsmill Resort for the third and final round of the C&F Bank Intercollegiate on Tuesday, March 27. HPU tees off at the first hole beginning at 9:10 a.m. along with Radford and Francis Marion.